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Solved: Connecting Multiple Wireless Access Points

Discussion in 'Networking' started by drawde, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. drawde

    drawde Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2006

    I need to extent the range of my 802.11g network, and do not want to use signal boosting devices or antennas as the area that needs reception is too far away for this. I can, however, run a cable there.

    I am currently using a Netgear Wireless ADSL Modem Router (DG834v1), which my broadband internet connection goes through. I also have a spare Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G) (from when I used to have cable internet).

    Can i use this to create a second wireless network that is connected to the my original wireless network by a cable running between the switches on the two wireless routers?

    If it is not this simple, is there any other way that this arrangement would work? I do not need roaming between the two networks, as they would not overlap in range.

    Many thanks in advance for any help!

  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    The following is made to order for your situation.

    Originally Posted by JohnWill
    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.

    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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