I have an OnHub router so I disabled wireless on my Arris 1672 modem/router; all my wifi connections are on the OnHub. I didn't do bridged mode because I need to use the ethernet ports on the router. Is this the best way to manage this setup?
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Yes, it turns it into a simple switch with a wireless access point. The primary router does all the work. You will now see all the wireless devices mac's and IP's listed on the primary and where you set port forwarding and static ip's
I'd also turn off wireless AP isolation so all devices can talk to one another on it as well as the lan ports on the second router
Another option you can do is to disable the DHCP server on the wifi box. HOwever there is a bit of programming that does take place and as far as I am concerned, it is not that complicated. Or even easier would be to get a wireless access point.