Solved I want to connect 2 routers to 1 laptop

September 13, 2012 at 11:11:55
Specs: Windows 7
I have a laptop connected to a net gear wireless router (for internet), but I am very close to buying a Belkin network USB hub to make my hard drive wireless, but this requires a router. I do not want move my hard drive to where my net gear router is, so I need to get another router, i am looking at a Belkin router so that I can make my hard drive wireless (This is the only reason for the router, it will not be used for internet) so I can keep my hard drive in the same place. I want to know if I can connect both of these routers onto my 1 laptop at the same time (If at all possible)

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September 14, 2012 at 00:13:40
If I get you right, you are trying to connect your windows laptop to 2 routers wirelessly at the same time?

That is not supported by windows.



#1
September 13, 2012 at 12:41:49
It should work, but make sure both router's are not set to the same wireless channel otherwise you will get cross-interference between them.

I don't know if Windows will get confused with two routers connected to the same laptop though. You'll just have to try it.


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#2
September 13, 2012 at 12:48:04
but I am very close to buying a Belkin network USB hub to make my hard drive wireless,

What exactly do you mean by "make my hard drive wireless" ?

Are you talking about an external USB hard drive in an enclosure?

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

***William Henley***


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#3
September 13, 2012 at 13:01:26
Yes, a 1Tb external hard drive

And if it is possible, how would I connect them both together on my laptop, where would I need to go to do this?


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#4
September 13, 2012 at 13:55:11
What external enclosure do you have?

Tony


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#5
September 13, 2012 at 14:09:12
It is a WD Elements 1Tb hard drive, it has a square USB (not sure of the name), sata connection i think

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#6
September 13, 2012 at 18:15:07
There are a few routers out there that actually support this, mine for example, has a USB slot to plug in a USB storage device for creating a network drive.

If your router doesn't support this, you could always share the drive from your laptop, I'm not sure what you are intending to do though?


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#7
September 14, 2012 at 00:13:40
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If I get you right, you are trying to connect your windows laptop to 2 routers wirelessly at the same time?

That is not supported by windows.


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#8
September 14, 2012 at 05:54:34
jordan.fuchs
What router are you using as this would save a lot of messing about for me

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#9
September 14, 2012 at 06:46:37
The main question is, how will you tell windows, to connect to 2 wireless networks with only one wireless network card?

It's not supported by windows.


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