connect 2 wireless routers together

January 21, 2013 at 08:34:51
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to connect 2 wireless routers to expand my wireless signal. I want to connect the router 1 (in 2d floor) to a powerline av and then get the router 2 to the powerline (in the ground floor) so i can have wireless there too. I've tried some configurations i found online, but can't get to make the network functioning. The routers and powerline av are all dlink. I don't mind having 2 networks, but it would be better to have only one

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#1
January 21, 2013 at 08:46:46
No reason to have two networks or they can't share between them, Lots of tutorials on this subject. Trick is you connect the 2nd router by its lan port to the first router and you do not use its wan port.

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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#2
January 21, 2013 at 09:29:53
Thanks!
One question, tough, the SSID for the second router should be the same as the first, right?
I've tried the first configuration yesterday, but it triggers an error:
'WAN subnet is the same as LAN subnet'
I'm will try again today with both guides.

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#3
January 21, 2013 at 09:54:32
One question, tough, the SSID for the second router should be the same as the first, right?

Right. And disable DHCP server on the second router and let the DHCP server already configured take care of those requests.

I've tried the first configuration yesterday, but it triggers an error:
'WAN subnet is the same as LAN subnet'

I'll just point out what wanderer said to you as it appears you misunderstood., "Trick is you connect the 2nd router by its lan port to the first router and you do not use its wan port"

So, when reading my guide, you'll want Version 1: wherein you interconnect the two routers LAN port to LAN port.

It looks like you tried LAN to WAN which is incorrect for this configuration.

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#4
January 28, 2013 at 09:25:44
Thanks for all the help..
Still can't do it :(
This is the setup I used in ROUTER 2, please let me know what I'm doing wrong:
1) Internet Setup:
Internet Connection: Dynamic IP
Host Name: -blank-
Use Unicasting: Yes
Primary DNS: 0.0.0.0
Secondary DNS: 0.0.0.0
MTU: 1500 (bytes)
MAC Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00

Should I use Static IP?
If so, what IP Address and Subnet Mask i should use?

2) Wireless Setup (I use the same as in ROUTER 1):
Enable wireless. YES
Wireless Network Name (SSID): -same as in ROUTER 1-
802.11 Mode: Mixed n, g and b
Enable Auto channel scan: YES
Transmision rate: Best (automatic)
Channel Width: 20 MHz
Visibility Status: Visible
Security: WPA-Personal

3) Network Settings:
Router IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Local domain name: - blank - (optional)
Enable DNS Relay: YES
Enable DHCP Server: NO

4) Firewall Settings:
Enable SPI: NO
UDP Endpoint Filtering: Address Restricted
TCP Endpoint FIltering: Port and Address Restricted
Enable Anti Spoof checking: NO
Non UDP/TCP/ICMP LAN Sessions: ENABLE
Application Level Gateway (ALG) Configuration:
PPTP: YES
PPPoE: YES
IPSec (VPN): YES
RTSP: YES
FTP: YES
H.323 Net Meeting: YES
SIP: YES
Wake on LAN: YES
MMS: YES

5) Advanced Network:
UPnP: DISABLED
WAN PING respond: NO
WAN Port Speed: Auto 10/100Mbps

This is the setup on ROUTER 1:
1) Internet:
Dynamic IP
DNS Service: DISABLED
TRUE GIGABIT ROUTING CONNCETIVITY: ENABLED
Host Name: DIR-826L
USE UNICASTING: ENABLED
MTU: 1500
MAC ADDRESS: b8:a3....etc

2) Network:
Router IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Device name: dlinkrouter
Local Domain Name: - blank-
DNS Relay: ENABLED
DCHP SERVER: ENABLED
DHCP IP Address Range: 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.199
DHCP Lease Time: 1440
Always Broadcast: ENABLED
NetBIOS announcement: ENABLED
Learn NetBIOS from WAN: ENABLED
NetBIOS node type: Mixed Mode (Broadcast then point to point)
Primary WINS IP: 0.0.0.0
Secondary WINS IP: 0.0.0.0

3) Firewall:
SPI: DISABLED
ENABLE ANTI SPOOF CHECKING: DISABLED
ALG:
PPTP: YES
IPSec (VPN): YES
RTSP: YES
SIP: YES

4) Advanced Network:
UPnP: ENABLED
WAN PING respond: ENABLED
WAN Ping Inbound filter: Allow all
WAN Port Speed: Auto 10/100/1000
IPv4 Multicast Streams: DISABLED
IPv6 Multicast Streams: ENABLED


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