daisy chaining routers

March 10, 2009 at 23:13:22
Specs: 2 XP's/1Vista
Hi, Here is my situation... Our main computer is running XP Home and is connected to satellite internet via a nic. My new laptop w/Vista is networked via a nic but also has a wireless adapter. My old laptop (which is using a non portable monitor is in the music room and is used for recording only but I would like it to be able to connect to the internet. I have managed to get the two laptops to see each other but the wan port on the wireless router does not seem to be working, ie I lose internet when I switch routers to the wireless router.
So, I was wondering if I could bring the satellite internet cable into the wan port of my regular router and send the internet signal to the wireless router via one of the lan ports.
I have an old dlink wireless router that I have hooked up and the two laptops

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#1
March 11, 2009 at 06:02:43
So, I was wondering if I could bring the satellite internet cable into the wan port of my regular router and send the internet signal to the wireless router via one of the lan ports.

That would be the correct way to do it. You might have to do some configuring on the wireless router to get it working properly.


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#2
March 11, 2009 at 08:01:31
you may need a crossover cable to go lan port to lan port.

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#3
March 11, 2009 at 14:15:51
Ya I thought so... funny thing. I spent the better part of the morning searching the house for an old crossover cable that I know I have (or had) several of but to no avail. Finally, in desperation, I tried resetting the old wireless router I have and connecting the internet directly to it and viola... it worked. I guess I shouldn't have given up on it a year and a half ago when I thought it was toast and bought the new router.
So thanks for the replies but I now have my wireless network up and running throughout the house once again and I'm a happy man.

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#4
March 11, 2009 at 19:10:49
Another option is to use Microsoft's virtual wifi and set up an ad-hoc network with your wifi cards...

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#5
March 11, 2009 at 19:54:47
do folks just not read the posts? ad-hoc=no internet.

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#6
March 11, 2009 at 21:42:31
Well things aren't quite 100% rosy yet. I can see and share files between all three computers but I can only access the internet from the desktop running xp and the laptop running vista. The old laptop in the music room still can't get on the web and I have so far been unable to figure out why.
Any ideas?
Thanks

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