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brzs4life

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alright, i have a very complicated Project Here i need to:
- connect 3 pcs together sharing internet
- all are using vista

ok my plan is:

1) wireless router from pc(1) third floor} to send signal to reach my pc(2) second floor}
2) my pc(2) is closer to pc(3) which does not receive good signal strength from pc(1)
3) so i need to run ethernet cable to pc(3), i have done that and bridged connections and they have not worked (CAT-5 cable does work indeed)
but iam trying something new instead of ethernet from pc (2) going directly to pc(3) i would stop by a router
4) so my wireless router does receive local when plugged from either pc's, now i need to know how i manage to send internet from pc(2) to pc(3)

i have made schematic diagram of this craziness, i really whish to do this witout buying anything else,


thank you anything email me at brzs4life [at] gmail [dot] com

i really really appreciate the help and God Bless!!!
 

JohnWill

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Buy a router that has Ethernet wireless bridge capability, use that on PC(2) and connect a second connection from that router to PC(3). I use a ZyXEL P330W that I got for $10 after rebate for this task, works great.
 

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That router claims to have wireless bridging capability, but Belkin told me it only works with other Belkin routers. I have that router, and I tried to to configure it's wireless bridging, but it never worked with an Actiontec, ZyXEL, and SMC router here. OTOH, the other ZyXEL worked with all of them. The Belkin is still in my closet.
 

brzs4life

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well about router, yes i am gonna send to my family in brazil and probably get another one better:
do u know any good one with good range and price? i really dont care about security
ohh and yes as soon as i start working making some $$ i will get my own internet connection!!!
is there such a router that sends and receives wireless signal???
 

TerryNet

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I think that you are asking about a router that can be configured as a wireless bridge (also called AP client). John mentioned one in his earlier post: ZyXEL P330W.

Going back to your ethernet only attempt, the cable from PC2 to PC3 needs to be a cross-over unless one (or both) ports are auto-sensing. When you connect the cable do the ethernet LEDs light on both PCs?

The bridging that you want to do in PC2 will work, but sometimes there are some complications. Best, if you want to try again, is to first just get the two PCs communicating with each other.
 

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Many Linksys routers are compatible with DD-WRT 3rd party firmware. This firmware offers many expanded features, one of them being bridge/AP modes.
 

brzs4life

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oh ok well when i connect both pcs together nothing happens lights dont go on, but i know that when i use same wire to connect pc1 or pc2 to a router it works, so iam sure its not the cable, iam using cat-5 cable and i know that is the right wire......
 

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To connect a computer to a router you use a straight (or patch, or regular) ethernet cable. To connect two computers you use a cross-over ethernet cable unless at least one of the computers has an auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX) port.

I doubt that you are using the correct cable; but if you are then at least one of the computers has a bad NIC.
 
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