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April 20, 2014, 11:30:25 PM

I bought two WRT 1900 ac routers and cannot get them configured to my liking.

ISP -> (WAN) Router 1 (LAN) -> (WAN) Router 2 (LAN) -> Computer 1

Router 1 is on the main floor. Router 2 is in the basement. Both Routers are dual band output (2.4GHz and 5GHz). Various devices (all N or AC) will connect via Wifi.

Ideally I would like:

  • Internet as fast as possible over Wifi. (30Mbps at modem)
  • Main SSIDs the same (hidden) name over 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Guest access Wifi (visible) separate from main (hidden)

Is this the most efficient way to connect the routers?
If this were your setup, how would you connect the routers?
Will having Guest access (visible) output 2.4GHz and 5GHz limit speed of Main (hidden)?
Will having both Main and Guest affect Wifi Mbps?
What settings need to be set on the second router, DHCP, Static IP etc...?

Tech Specs of the routers:
Model: Linksys WRT1900AC
Technology: Wireless-N & AC
Bands: 2.4 & 5 GHz
Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM-based
Antennas: External antennas 4x
Ports: 4 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x Gigabit WAN, 1 x USB 3.0 + 1x eSATA/USB 2.0
Power Adapter: 100-240V -50-60- Hz
Storage File System Support: FAT,NTFS,and HFS+
LEDS: Power, Internet, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, LAN (10/100 Mbps or 1 Gbps), USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
VPN Support: PPTP IPSec pass-through
Media Specifications: UPnP Server
Memory: 128MB Flash, 256MB DDR3 RAM
Warranty: 1 year hardware limited warranty
OS compatibility:Windows, Mac
Wireless:802.11b: up to 11 Mbps, 802.11a/g: up to 54 Mbps, 802.11n (2.4 GHz): up to 600 Mbps, 802.11ac (5 GHz): up to 1.3 Gbps, Simultaneous Dual-Band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Next-Generation Wireless-AC Technology For Powerful Networking.
IPv6 support: Native IPv6 and 6rd support
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April 21, 2014, 01:12:17 AM

Unless you're requesting one of us to come over there and personally configure your network, simply connect Router 1 to Router 2's wan port. Assigning a static ip to Router 2 is unnecessary.
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