How to hook up 2 wireless routers

December 27, 2005 at 06:34:12
Specs: winxp, many

I have 2wire wireless dsl router and d-link wireless router. I have 2wire to dsl and dhcp for network. Plugged dlink in with crossover but couldnt get wireless part to work dhcp so assigned wireless nic card ip address and able to surf. Is there a way to make both dhcp? Can I make routers on seperate subnets one on & other and then make static route mapping them together. If I dont map I know they wont talk to each other but if I do the mapping will the dhcp server try to cross over...also you know the router has a wan port is is possible to hook the wan port up to 2nd routers switch port then fool it like it is an isp assigned ip
addresses. ie. gateway and ip address Here is what i want to accomplish. I have router on one side of house and other opposite in basement. depending on where you are I want to select the appropriate wireless point but want both to be dhcp and both to be able to access full network. Im too cheap to buy an access point and thought Id try before I do since have both.


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December 27, 2005 at 07:14:40

Ok depending on the quality of your routers the following option might or might not work. First you have your one router that has a wan port. Connect a normal ethernet cable from the DSL modem to the wan port of the router. Then you can take another normal ethernet cable and connect it to one of the ports of the switch and then connect the other end to your other routers wan port. If you shut your system down and power it up in the following manner: DSL Modem, Router connected to DSL Modem, 2nd Router connected to 1st router and as long as the routers are all setup for DHCP it should work. Your IPs would look like the following:

DSL Modem
Router One:
Router Two:

Hope that helps.

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