My wifi router works pretty well, but the signal it supplies is a little marginal at the other side of my house and outside in my yard. I'm getting another wifi router which will be connected to the original router by ethernet cable strung to the other side of the house. My question is: do I have to set up the second router to make it an access point for a new wifi network with a different SSID, or can I re-use the same SSID that the original router uses, so that my existing wifi network will simply have a wider signal area? The new wifi router is a Medialink Wireless N router.
Actually, I already tried this once, with a router from Monoprice, which (if I understood the manual correctly) will let you extend the same network if the second router is connected wirelessly to the original router, but not if the two routers are connected by ethernet cable, as my routers will be. The Monoprice modem did work to add an extension with a different SSID, but that is not as convenient as having a single SSID for the whole network.