Solved: Wireless network question

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

NotaNetwork

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 13, 2013
Messages
2
I have a wireless router in use at my home that works fine. Unfortunately, the signal doesn't reach my garage which is about 100 feet from my house. I ran a cat6 cable to the garage which is run from one of my ports on the wireless router. Would I need to buy another wireless router to connect to the line in my garage to get wireless signal in my garage. Would an access point device work? I have heard that if I added another wireless router that I would have to daisychain the second router.
 

TerryNet

Terry
Moderator
Joined
Mar 23, 2005
Messages
80,832
If the ethernet cable is not properly grounded you are putting the house and the garage at risk.

In your garage you can use a wireless router (daisy chained) or a wireless access point or a wireless router connected and configured as an ethernet switch and wireless access point.
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
354
I had the same problem, so I turned an old router into a repeater via DD-WRT. It was ultra simple, and worked nicely. You can just hard wire into your new found repeater as well, if you don't have wifi capabilities on that computer. What is your router model and I can tell you if you can do this.
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2002
Messages
3,455
I had the same problem, so I turned an old router into a repeater via DD-WRT. It was ultra simple, and worked nicely. You can just hard wire into your new found repeater as well, if you don't have wifi capabilities on that computer. What is your router model and I can tell you if you can do this.
Flashing a router with DD-WRT firmware is supreme overkill for this task (although I have DD-WRT flashed on both my ASUS and Netgear routers...)

You only need a router at the garage end, with the DHCP server switched off through the router's web GUI (and assigning an IP outside the main router's DHCP range). Effectively turning your router into a switch with wireless capability.
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
354
=You only need a router at the garage end, with the DHCP server switched off through the router's web GUI (and assigning an IP outside the main router's DHCP range). Effectively turning your router into a switch with wireless capability.
Well that's no fun. I suppose I just assumed the DHCP option wasn't available. I guess that's the good thing about these threads right?
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top