Two routers on same network

May 16, 2010 at 09:23:26
Specs: Windows 7 Professional
I connect wirelessly to the internet via the Thomson router; I want to connect a large disk drive via UTP to the Voyager (connected by UTP to my desktop), and access it wirelessly from other laptops in the network. How should I configure the routers?

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May 16, 2010 at 10:51:01
I'm not getting why you need a second router in the mix. Nor would you want the "large disk drive" connected to your pc via lan cable.

Perhaps when you say large disk drive you mean a NAS unit.

Normally it would be connected to the existing router via lan cable and once it is shared to the network everyone wired or wireless can access it.

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May 16, 2010 at 12:56:22
The issue is one of location; my main router is on the ground floor, the NAS drive is on the first floor where there is no phone point and no cabling. The only way I can connect to the first floor is by wireless. I have a PC on the first floor which connects to the router wirelessly, and I can connect the NAS drive to this PC, but I need to access it downstairs when the upstairs PC is switched off, hence the need for a second wireless router.

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May 16, 2010 at 21:26:04
You can't use a second wireless router to connect wirelessly to another wireless router unless...

router supports bridging mode
you buy a wireless bridge
you flash your routers, if supported, with a flavor of dd-wrt

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May 17, 2010 at 00:09:14
Thank you for your help.

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