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Need Help with my Belkin Router.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by retsel25, Oct 4, 2010.

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  1. retsel25

    retsel25 Thread Starter

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    Hi there, I need some assistants on making my Belkin Wireless G router-2.4Ghz-802.11g, model:F5D7230-4, Version:7, to become a Access Point.

    Here is my situation: I have an existing Linksys WRT350N Wireless-N gigabit router with storage Link connected to my DSL modem, upstairs my house. I want the belkin router to act as an access point downstairs. I want to connect at least three machines with the Belkin router.

    I have thought of putting one ethernet cable downstairs from the Linksys router, but I don't want to do that.

    OK, I have tried few things already. I tried the build-in access point enable button and giviing the router a new IP address, but thats where I get stuck. I can't log-in back to the belkin router. I tried disabling the DHCP server and NAT, with no results.

    I'm I forgetting something here? Do need to do something with my linksys router? Please help!

    Thanks:)
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You seem to be talking about a wireless bridge, not an access point. The problem here is I've never been able to get Belkin equipment to talk to any non-Belkin equipment wirelessly, even though they offer the wireless bridge option in the box.

    You shouldn't have to do anything with the Linksys router, I'm thinking this is simply Belkin being difficult.
     
  3. retsel25

    retsel25 Thread Starter

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    You see, I don't really know too much about networking. So what should I do? Should I purchase Wireless bridge, Wireless access point? Is there such a thing. Should I buy a linksys brand that will work with my linksys router. Can you tell me which one I need to eliminate wires. Thank You!
     
  4. TerryNet

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    To connect via Wi-Fi to your router and "extend" the network to ethernet you need a Wireless Bridge or AP Client or Ethernet Converter, or a Wireless Access Point or router that can be configured that way.

    Buffalo may be the only company that uses the Ethernet Converter terminology.

    Here are some examples. They are not all appropriate for your use; you have to read the specs (and then sometimes it's still about impossible to tell).
     
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