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connecting 2 wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chicoboss, Apr 22, 2008.

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  1. chicoboss

    chicoboss Thread Starter

    Apr 22, 2008
    Hi everyone.. i have a little problem and i have been searching for it but i couldn't solve it. I hope anyone can help me. ok here it is!!

    i have 2 wirelessrouter

    1- linksys wireless-g broadband router
    2- hotbrick 401w

    here is the situation

    on router 1 is the adsl connected. 1 desktop on port2 and 1 laptop useing wireless

    i got one more laptop but that one can't get wireless because it is a little bit to far. so i want to but router 2 close to this laptop so he can get wireless and connect 1 more desktop on it.so i putted a cable on router 1 port1 to router 2 port 1. can anyone tell me what do i have to configure. so it can be like 1 wireless overall so it is like useing router 2 as a repaeter or something liek that. thnx

    is that possible , i hope you can understand what i'm trying to tell
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

    Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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.

    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.

    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!
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