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STIFFLAR

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I have a modem, 2 wireless routers and 30 foot of ethernet cable,I want to get ( wireless ) internet in to my extension in the garage.

I want to run an ethernet cable into the garage and was wondering if i could put a wireless router in there!

It would be like this!

INTERNET >>>>>>>> Modem >>>> Wireless Router ( in living room ) >>> Ethernet cable >>>>> wireless router ( in garage )



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should do

see below for connecting two router together

BUT

IS the garage part of the house - or are you planning to run the Ethernet cable outside - if outside, you need to consider a few things, not an expert here - but you need to consider , lightening , electrical potential difference between the two building , as with running any cable outside, any local regulations,

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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
Shamelessly stolen from a John Will Post :)

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) 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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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STIFFLAR

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Thank you for you help I will give it a go!

Thank you also for your information of running a cable outside but I have took that into consideration, I have got the ethernet cable running through conduit into the garage. Im sure that will be fine . But thanks!
 
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