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Connect to the net via 2 x wireless routers?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by siggy9, Aug 29, 2004.

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  1. siggy9

    siggy9 Thread Starter

    Aug 29, 2004
    I have a linksys 54g wireless broadband router and a belkin 54g wireless broadband router.

    I wish to connect 2 x pcs upstairs, to one router, then have that wirelessly connect to second router.

    The second router would be my dhcp server, firewall and internet connection.
    The first router would just be a glorified access point.

    The problem I have is that if I use the first router in 'access point' mode, it wont see the second router, my pcs lose their dhcp addresses and the whole thing falls over.

    I have both routers in the same IP range, same network name, same wireless channel - and even the same room for testing purposes!
    BOTH will act as routers and connect me to the net on their own - wired or wireless - but NEITHER can see each other when I try to go from one to the other to get to the net.

    Do I need to make an entry into my routing table?
    Do I need the internet hosting router to be the gateway and the other to just be a 'router'.............
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    No can do, routers only connect in gateway mode, and two routers will never talk to each other.
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