Solved reroute via wifi from 1 router to another via wireless

November 10, 2012 at 07:29:00
Specs: Windows 8

i have :
1- Router that is working as Router (IP: ) ( Ethernet ) routing from :
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
DNS Server: ,

and its providing internet via Wireless.

2- router for the office ( connected network HDD, Printer ) is using the IP :


what i want to do :

1- turn the wirless off on the router ( ).
2- make all of the employees in the office use the wifi on the router ( ).
3- make the router serve Internet.

the problem : we cann't connect the first router ( ) to the second router ( ) via Ethernet.

The question :

can we connect them via wireless ??

The Main Router :
Linksys X3000

The Internet Router :
150M Wireless Lite N Router
Model No. TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND

Thanks a lot

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November 10, 2012 at 20:11:53
Yes, port forwarding, if the router does not have settings to be used as a remote or repeater etc.

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November 29, 2012 at 06:12:31
No. Not when they're on different subnets/networks.

Why do you need 2 separate routers? Just disconnect the first router (192.168.0.x) and have all computers connect to the second router (192.168.5.x). It can support up to 255 users or devices (addresses) concurrently.

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November 29, 2012 at 07:24:41
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I can't see you being able to connect a second router that's on a different subnet wirelessly.

This is easy enough using a network cable to connect the two because you can connect from a LAN port on the upstream router to the "WAN" (internet/external) port of the downstream of the downstream router.

However, with wireless, you would need to put one of the two in "bridge" mode. Bridging is not routing. One uses a bridge to extend a single subnet/network, not add a second, different subnet/network. Bridges don't do routing and I suspect (but I could be wrong, I've never tried this) that a SOHO router will not route while in bridge mode.

So you have two choices as I see it:

1) Put the downstream router on the same subnet as the upstream router and connect it in bridge mode wirelessly.


2) Connect the two router's with a network cable and configure the downstream router with a different subnet.

If you have to go with option two you will want to click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

You're going to want to use the separate subnet scenario wherein you interconnect the two routers "LAN port to WAN port"

I know you said you can't connect with a cable but you should take a serious look at pulling one. If you can't, then you'll have to extend (bridge) the present internet subnet to the second router and connect it (second router) in bridge mode.


It can support up to 255 users or devices (addresses) concurrently.

I've found with SOHO equipment you can get about 10 to 15 wireless clients concurrently connected before they reach saturation point. Once they reach saturation point (ie: as many concurrent connections as they can easily handle) they begin dropping connected clients when a new connection request comes along. You end up in a round robin situation with nobody being able to be stay connected for any reasonable lenght of time.

It matters not how straight the gate,
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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