Need to improve WiFi in house. Have extra router for access point. How do i accomplish this?

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Trying to get wifi off both routers. Here is the current setup: https://imgur.com/a/rXYIf

Current router: Ac66R. Connected to modem, and connecting two desktops.
Available router: TM-AC1900 from t-mobile. Never used before. Mailed to be for the intention of using as "cellspot"

I've googled around and still a tad confused on how to complete the setup
 

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How to convert a second router to an Access Point.

How do I convert my wireless router to a wireless AP (Access Point)?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/36406-43-convert-wireless-router-wireless-access-point
 

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that seems so simple, easy as that? no other settings to change? SSID?
 

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BAsically, yes. Easy as that.
Same SSID or different. Either way.

The main issue is that your systems don't want to give up a working connection easily, even if you wander upstairs where it is stronger from the other one.
It will eventually switch over, but not as seamlesly as you'd like.
 

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So when im connecting my new access point router directly to my computer, is this temporarily to change settings? Or permanent? Im confused: it says connect new router to computer only via network cable. Then the last step says connect one of the 4 LAN ports of AP to Main router....how about the connection to the computer in the previous step, undo it?
 

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Yes, that is just to change the settings on the second router.
 

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did i do something wrong if i need to change Wifi networks on my phone depending on which router it is closer to?
 

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No.
As said, your devices won't want to give up a current connection, even if there is a stronger one at this particular moment.
 

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