2 Wireless Routers on 1 Network

October 17, 2007 at 11:03:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows Profess, AMD Athon 64 X2 4200 / 2G
So i have a Linksys Wireless Router setup, works fine. Now on the other side of the house I have a computer that I need to put on the network. However I have no wireless card, but I do have another wireless router. What I would like to do is configure the wireless router near the computer, use it like a wireless card by simply hardwiring the wireless router into the computer. I pretty sure I have to turn off DHCP on the second wireless router, but do i need to configure any ip address in it?

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#1
October 17, 2007 at 11:13:37
won't work unless both routers support wireless bridging. Check the manuals to see if they support that feature.

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#2
October 17, 2007 at 11:23:54
and if they both support bridging, and lets say there is a checkbox to enable it in the cpanel's, would i enable it on both wireless routers?

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#3
October 17, 2007 at 14:38:00
Yes you have to have both enabled for them to bridge. Bridging can't be one sided.

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#4
October 18, 2007 at 04:57:14
"and if they both support bridging, and lets say there is a checkbox to enable it in the cpanel's, would i enable it on both wireless routers?"

No, just on the one that is across the house. The one you want to use as a "wireless card."

This is the exact same setup as my home network. I installed DD-WRT firmware on both of mine because the Linksys WRT54G and GS don't natively support client-bridging. I enabled client-bridge mode on the one that would act as my "wireless card." Works perfectly, and only took 15 minutes to install and set both of them up.

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#5
October 18, 2007 at 19:36:04
I read somewhere you disable dhcp on the slave router and set the channels or SSID on both to the same with the same password and login. If within range they should recognize each other. The one with the dhcp enabled will be the main dhcp server. To do this you enter http://192.168.0.1 into browser on a computer from both networks set all the setting the same except on your slave disable the dhcp.Oh I think you may have to set your own IP address and mask, allowing your dhcp server to assign an ip address to your slave router. not sure but its out there. If anyone succede please let me know as I may like to do this to set up in another room without wires or having to by another wireless card plus it would be nice to have the hardwire connections of the router for the slave network to connectmultiple computers on somthing faster than wifi

I am currently running a second wireless router hardwired to the original wireless router both broad casting on different stations. To do this all I had to do was disable the dhcp on the slave.

hey I don't have the time to experiment right now but I know you can do it. keepme informed. (hint. browse http://192.168.0.1 on both routers to make these changes)


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