linking two routers

December 29, 2009 at 03:18:01
Specs: Windows XP
I have two routers, and I want to connect an
antenna to first router and then put it in client
mode. Since in client mode I can have only
LAN, I want to use the second router to get a
wireless network, so I need to connect these
two routers somehow.

As far as I read, I found out that I need to turn
off DHCP on the second router. My problem is
that I don't know exactly which port to connect
to which port? And what cable to use?
Do I just use an Ethernet cable and simply
connect their LAN ports?

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December 29, 2009 at 03:28:36
"I want to connect an antenna to first router"

Is it a wireless router? What brand/model are they?

Exactly what are you trying to achieve here?
Is one of these routers connected to your Internet Cable/DSL modem? Which one? Are you trying to set up two separate LANs? or are you simply trying to use the second router to expand the area of coverage?

Sorry but I'm having difficulty understanding the context of your question.

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December 29, 2009 at 03:52:14
In my town there is a wireless network established to which
anyone may connect. But the signal is not strong (since they
are trying to cover a wide area) so I need an antenna to
connect to this network (for example like this one so I need to
connect this antenna to my router (Airlive WL-5460AP) which
will then work in client mode. In client mode I can connect to
this router only by LAN cable, but I want to have a wireless
signal in my home. So I would like to use another router to
emit a wireless signal in my home. I just don't know kow to
connect these two routers. I hope this explains?

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December 29, 2009 at 05:30:08
I think I found a solution.
I need to set up my second router to work in access point
1. Set up its IP address to be a part of first router's subnet
(but out of DHCP range)
2. connect LAN port of first router to LAN port of second
router with crossover cable (or with straight-through cable if
one of the ports is an Uplink port)
3. turn of DHCP

I hope this is it. Correct me if I am wrong?

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December 29, 2009 at 06:52:04
All you need is a wireless access point in the first place. Forget the router, your only using it as an access point anyways, or replace your gateway router with a wireless one.

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