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Date: 2013jun18
Product: D-Link DIR-655

Q.  How can I setup a second DIR-655 to make a second access point
to extend the range?

A.  Lets call the first router Router1 and the new one Router2.

The physically connect may surprise you... connect the ethernet cable
from a LAN port of Router1 to a LAN port of Router2 (not the Internet port).

Set the Internet connection of Router2 to something bogus.
Eg Static with

IP-Addres: 192.168.30.9 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.30.1
Again, we don't want or need this to work.
Network Settings: Router IP-Address: put an unused address from your subnet - eg 192.168.1.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Disable DHCP Server Settings (because Router1 will do it).
That's it. Now you can plug computers into the LAN ports of Router2 and have them online. Of course, Wi-Fi users can connect to it.

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