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Sphere11

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I recently purchased a new Linksys 2.4GHZ 802.11g wireless router to replace my existing Microsoft Wireless Network Router.

I was wondering if it is possible to hookup the Microsoft router at one end of my house, and the linksys one at the other end to broadcast the same network and distribute my signal more widely through my house.

Would the following setup work? :

Modem > E-Cable > Linksys Router > E-Cable > Microsoft Router

If so, would I put the Ethernet Cable from the linksys router into the modem port of the Microsoft router? Or would I put it into one of the other 4 ports for networked computers?
 
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Are these both g? Also do either of the 2 routers have the ability to be switched to an access point? If so you can do this without any fear of having 2 routers....

Modem > E-Cable > Router > E-Cable > Router configured as an access point.

I am thinking with just 2 standard wireless routers you may run into some issues with the 2 NAT firewalls but more of the "wireless geeks" can tell you more on that portion.
 

Sphere11

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The Microsoft router is b and the linksys is g.

MS Router:


Linksys Router:
 

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See JohnWill's post in this thread http://forums.techguy.org/t377189.html for how to connect your two routers. He uses "WAN port" to mean the same as your "modem port."

Of course, you won't be able to have a 'g' network since one router doesn't support it.
 

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That's exactly how the two wireless routers here are connected, and they've worked for a long time. :)
 
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