cascading routers through a wireless bridge

January 25, 2010 at 17:13:33
Specs: Verizon fw, 1.989 GHz / 894 MB
i have a linksys wrt54g running dd-wrt, and a windows
xp pc connected to it wirelessly. in the past, i have used
a crossover cable to connect my xbox to the internet
using windows' "bridge connections". now, i have
another computer in the same area, and want to get it
online. i have a westell 327w dsl modem/router which
has a feature called "versaport" which allows you to
disable the dsl modem and make it act like a router.
how can i connect the "router" to the pc to get internet
access on the other computers?

i've tried the instructions found on various sites i found
after googling "327w bridge mode", but they don't work,
and i'm not sure if bridge mode is even what i'm looking

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January 25, 2010 at 20:57:46
how about connecting the xbox to the linksys?

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January 26, 2010 at 03:41:02
it's too far away for any of my cables to reach.

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January 26, 2010 at 05:20:03
You have to look for repeater mode or WDS (wireless distribution system).

In repeater mode, the router connects to the other router like a PC wirelessly.

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January 26, 2010 at 06:00:30
it's too far away for any of my cables to reach.

Cables are cheap. Figure out how long a cable you need and go buy one. When you're not playing xbox, unplug it, roll it up and put it away somewhere so you're not tripping on it.

That's a whole lot simpler solution than messing with wireless and it'll provide a much better connection than wireless ever could.

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