connecting 2 WiFi Routers

October 3, 2009 at 21:09:57
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dlink 628 WiFi N router and a Dlink 524 WiFi G router. The 628 is my main router. I would like to use the 524 to connect an older PC (XP), a Blue Ray player and my TV, all of which have Ethernet ports. Then using WiFi connect the 524 to the 628 to gain access to the internet
I can't seem to get them talking to each other via WiFi
Any suggestions?

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October 3, 2009 at 21:40:07
This will only work, if the Dlink 524 WiFi G router supports client mode.
So the Dlink 524 will connect link an ordinary workstation. But in this case, all clients must be connected by wire to the 524.

If both routers supports WDS, both can be configured as an access point.
In that case, at the main router, you have to add the MAC address of the 524 in the WDS list.
On the 524 you have to add the MAC address of the Dlink 628 WiFi N.
SSID must be the same on both router as well as the encryption key.
The wireless network will not run on wireless N because the Dlink 524 doesn't support wireless N.

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October 3, 2009 at 22:08:40
Thank you for the quick response.
It appears that the DI-524 does not support this feature.

It looks like I'll have to run some cable :)


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