Methods for 2 routers in one home network ?
I own one Archer C4000 and one Archer C1900.
I would like to use both in 2 locations in my house to help wifi coverage.
My internet is coming in from a cable modem. I have put the modem into bridge mode so that it's only a modem, not a gateway/router.
Use one router as an access point, and the other as a normal router.
This is easy to acheive. But does anyone recommend which of these models is better as a router and which is better to be the access point?
I am currently using the C4000 as the access point because it has more capable WiFi, but all of the other features are turned off.
Use both as routers on two different subnets.
I've tried to set them up like this: MODEM -> C1900 router -> C4000 router. But the PC's on the C4000 can NOT see the PC's on the C1900.
I setup a static route on the c1900 to the c4000 but that didn't work. Maybe I did it wrong?
What is the approach to do this so that I can use both as routers to assign IP addresses and allow all the devices to see eachother?
Should I try to sell the C1900 for a few bucks and purchase some other AP / Mesh system to go with the C4000?