Router to Router Connection

November 30, 2010 at 04:00:05
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all,

I have a network in my house, using a d-link wireless router to connect a laptop, desktop and wireless printer.

I also have a detached garage i recently started my own business in. The Garage is about 100 ft away from the house and built from block, which means the wireless connection from the house doesnt reach inside the garage.

In the garage i have 2 desktop computers and a wireless printer, and the laptop sometimes. I can run one ethernet cable underground in a conduit but i dont want to run a whole bunch. I also dont want to just run an access point as i want to be able to use wires and wireless in the garage.

Can i get a wireless router for the garage and connect it with a wire to the wireless router in house? If so does it have to be a special router to communicate with the one in the house? Do i need any special settings or just disable the dchp on the router in the garage?

Thanks so much guys!

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November 30, 2010 at 06:17:41
1. Yes you can connect a wireless router in the garage to the wireless router in the house by wire.

2. You don't need a special router for that.

3. Yes, you have to disable DHCP on the router in the garage, so that the connected computers will all get the ip address informations from the router in the house.

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November 30, 2010 at 07:40:31
For more information on adding a second SOHO Router to your network, click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide on "adding a second router"

You'll want to use the "LAN port to LAN port" scenario.

A crossover cable is recommend (and preferred) for a switch to switch connection like this, but with modern switches, isn't absolutely necessary.

I would recommend you buy a wireless SOHO Router for your garage that has 4 LAN ports so you can have wired as well as wireless connections in your garage. You would have to configure the wireless on the router in your garage to be identical to that of your house (same SSID, encryption level, and password) but as Paul said, you would disable DHCP on that router in the garage as the DHCP will pass through it from the router in the house once you have it properly configured.

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