multi device networking

September 27, 2011 at 07:12:25
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Hiya, I'm new to this forum so sorry if this has been posted anywhere on this site, but I've spent hours browsing the internet for solutions.

Basically I have:
Two PCs (without wifi)
Two Laptops (wifi)
One iMac (can do wifi and ethernet)
One XBox 360 (wifi model)
One Denon Stereo (with network play capabilty Wired only)
One WDTV live media player (wired)
One Media Server running WHS
Two Netgear Routers (one has a modem built it, neither are dd-wrt compatiable)
Four Addon 85mbps homeplugs
Four Addon 200mbps homeplugs
One 8 Port Gigabit switch
Soon to get a few Squeezebox media players

The Server is going to be downstairs with the nonmodem router, one squeezebox and the switch etc if required, the other router needs to be upstairs.

basically want I want is to have a network in which all the devices can communicate but with previous setups i've had poor wifi downstairs and so I want to use one of the routers as an access point

Oh and the 85mbps are not compatiable with the 200mbps so they have to run as seperate things then join at the switch.

Thank you very much.


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September 27, 2011 at 07:19:53
To setup a second router as an access point click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

You'll want to pay attention to the version where you interconnect the two routers "LAN port to LAN port" and use a single subnet.

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September 27, 2011 at 07:47:40
thanks Curt. unfortunately I have tried that and then I added a new computer and it couldn't connect then internet went all together. also i could never get my canon pixma mp640 network enabled printer(which I failed to mention previously)

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September 27, 2011 at 07:54:50
did you connect the second router by its lan port not its wan port?

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