Change two old d-link routers to repeaters

November 28, 2011 at 14:17:10
Specs: Windows XP
What are procedures to deactivate di-604+di-704 routers+make them repeaters,connecting each of them,in a wired fashion,to my Belkin wireless N router?

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November 28, 2011 at 14:33:17
You can't really shut everything on them off. What you'll probably have to do is give each one an IP on the LAN (on their LAN Side) that's not in the DHCP pool. Then you'll want to disable DHCP on them and if possible, the firewall feature too.

Then clients plugged into them should get TCP/IP settings from the DHCP server on your belkin and for all intents and purposes, the old one's will basically become switches which also function as an "repeater".

For more info on interconnecting multiple hubs, 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 single subnet scenario where the switches are connected "LAN port to LAN port".

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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