Use second router to retransmit the signal

Westell 327 w modem / Versalink 327w
January 31, 2010 at 10:40:15
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB
Hi,
I've just moved next door and i'd like to get some internet access all the way up here without moving the original router. The signal gets way too weak cause it's a forth floor.
The idea is to use a secondary router to transmit the internet signal here. I've read a bunch of stuff about bridging and wlan, but i'm so lost and confused.
The first router is a Motorola SBG900 and is configured by the company, so i can't edit any of it.
The second router is a Westell Versalink 327w.
How can i get this to work?
Help please, help!

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#1
January 31, 2010 at 14:57:04
You can't. You can only use one router per network setup.
What you can use, however, is a wireless range extender like this:

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/...


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#2
January 31, 2010 at 15:38:44
:( That sucks.
Thank you though

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#3
January 31, 2010 at 18:46:26
Knowing nothing about your particular router models I would suggest you look into dd-wrt firmware. Google that and you'll get an overwelming amount of information. You are trying to turn your second router into and wireless repeater. DD-WRT is capable of that, and can be installed on most routers, but if you screw it up you might kill your router ... for good.

I've not tried it myself, and can't really help you, but there are many people who have and are willing to give writeups and help over at the main dd-wrt site.


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#4
February 1, 2010 at 14:40:00
I had checked that already, but the model of routers i have are not in their list so i quit :(
I ended up running a wire all the way up here, now i'm stuck cause the westell won't share the internet signal. I think i'm just dumb with ip's and submasks and all that.

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#5
February 1, 2010 at 14:46:53
let the router do dhcp serving and you don't have to worry about ips and such.

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