Solved: two wireless routers??

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thfixit

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I have an internet connection from my phone company which is an all in one package. Internet, phone, and television. It all comes in on a single ?phone? line to what appears to be a router. Then three lines go out from the router and one of them is the internet.

I am setting up a home network. I purchased a wireless router which I was able to plug into the Windows XP box that originally had the internet. I plugged the "source" (from the cable router) into lan1 and the computer into lan2 and disabled dhcp etc. The internet works fine on the XP box.

My new computer has Vista on it. I purchased a USB wireless network adapter. Turns out it is not Vista compatible and locks up the system. Am having trouble finding a Vista compatible usb wireless adapter that runs at 108 and is affordable. Could I use the built in network card on the Vista Machine and just plug it into another wireless router and access the internet and network via that route. The wireless routers seem to be a cheap alternative and easy solution to this problem.
 

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I think you need to give us make/model of the equipment. "appears to be a router" doesn't get it. :)

Unless you get a router that has a "bridge" or "access point" configuration capability, you can't connect two routers wirelessly.
 

thfixit

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I say it appears to be a router because it looks a lot like a router. It is a custom box from the telephone company and like I said the phone service and cable tv service are run through it somehow. It looks like a 4 port router with an input for the source line which for all intents looks like a phone line. It also has two ports where you would expect the WAN port to be and they are empty.

Anyway, you answered my question about the wireless to wireless situation. I don't know enough about networking to be any more specific. Thanks for the help
 
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