Issue: Second Router Speed Slow

Having a second router on your network helps you to extend the range of your network or create a new network within your existing network. While adding a second router to your network, you might have connected the second router to the primary router using an Ethernet cable. If you have added the second router to extend the existing network, then you would have connected the primary router to the LAN port of the second router, thus using the second router as a bridge/access point/extender. In case you have added the second router to create a new network, then you would have connected the primary router to the WAN port of the second router.

However, in some cases, you might be facing an iso find that some of your devices have difficulties while connecting to the wireless network of your second router. For instance, you have a laptop running Windows 7 using which you are able to connect to the network, but you cannot use your Android tablet to connect to the same network. You do not know the reason for the second router speed slow as well as the problems while connecting to the second network.

sue with the Internet speed of the second router. The speed might drop significantly. For example, you might be having 50 Mb/s download speed from the first router and 20 Mb/s from the second one. Also, you might not know why the Internet speed drops so drastically from the second router.

Added to the above issue, you also find that some of your devices have difficulties while connecting to the wireless network of your second router. For instance, you have a laptop running Windows 7 using which you are able to connect to the network, but you cannot use your Android tablet to connect to the same network. You do not know the reason for the second router speed slow as well as the problems while connecting to the second network.

The Solution to the Problematic Scenario:

If you have connected both your routers using an Ethernet cable from the LAN port of the first router to the WAN port of the second one. The major reason behind the drop in speed is that you have got two working DHCP servers. Try connecting both your routers using LAN to LAN connection. That is, connect the same cable from the LAN port of the first router to the LAN port of the second.

Then, disable the DHCP server on your second router. By doing this task, you will find that there is no drop in Internet speed.

Still, if you see the issue second router speed slow, feel free to avail assistance from our experts.