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05-Apr-2011, 08:40 PM #1
D'Link DIR 655 N Not working.
So I have a 2wire router modem combo and I was fairly unhappy with the performance, so i bought a D'link dir 655 from a friend of mine for some better performance. Both of these are in my basement, the dlink now wired to my parents computer, the wireless is mostly for my PC upstairs, 3 floors up. So i disabled the wireless on the 2wire and wired the dlink up to it using a Cat 6 cable. so they are set up relativly in the same position and it works fine with B/G turned on but whenever i set the wireless to use B/G/N or N i cannot get a connection on the upstairs PC. Ive asked everyone I know and no one has any idea, i've unplugged all the cordless phones in my house lol switched the antenna around, multipul factory resets, im just out of ideas.
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06-Apr-2011, 01:03 PM #2
does the upstairs PC have a wireless N adapter ?

can we see an xirrus screen shot

How have you setup the 2nd router ?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
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Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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