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Wireless networking between 2 wireless routers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Uofmfball52, Mar 15, 2009.

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  1. Uofmfball52

    Uofmfball52 Thread Starter

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    Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

    I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

    I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

    I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

    So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)

    THANKS
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What you need for the second router is a wireless bridge (or AP client) feature. Pretty sure neither of those routers have that capability, but you can check the respective user manuals (if you don't have the manuals on CD get them from Belkin's and Netgear's web sites).

    It makes more sense to use a typical home setup:

    DSL modem connected to wireless router; computers connected to router by ethernet and/or wireless. Get a PCI or USB wireless adapter for the remote computer.

    Of course, you may have selected your configuration because the modem is USB only.
     
  3. Uofmfball52

    Uofmfball52 Thread Starter

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    so where could i get a USB wireless adapter? and would that plug directly into my remote computer?
     
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    ^ i did not mean to ask where can i get one, but what i meant was are USB adapters specific to certain pc's or routers?
     
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    USB (and PCI) wireless adapters are pretty universal. I wouldn't bother with a 802.11b one, and with your routers a 802.11n would not be worth the cost. So my recommendation is any 802.11g 54 Mbps wireless adapter.
     
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    Uofmfball52 Thread Starter

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    thanks alot i appreciate it, but one last question, is the setup on the wireless usb adapter simple? my router doesnt have USB ports, so would i plug it in directly to the main computer then plug it into the remote one?
     
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    You connect it to a USB port on the remote computer and use it to connect wirelessly to your router, which should be connected to your modem.
     
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