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2 new wireless routers and still cannot connect

Q: 2 new wireless routers and still cannot connect

Hello

I have a townhouse and i have a new neighbor who setup his wireless router and now my wireless router will not connect and my other neighbor is having the same issues. motorola wireless router and also purchased a dlink wireless router and i still cannot see my ssid. I can see it when i unplug and plug back in for about 2 minutes but it will not connect I have tried open wireless then wpa and mac address no luck please help I have taken the routers to my friends house and with out changing anything they connect to 3 different laptops Thanks

A: 2 new wireless routers and still cannot connect

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I have a linksys 54g wireless broadband router and a belkin 54g wireless broadband router.

I wish to connect 2 x pcs upstairs, to one router, then have that wirelessly connect to second router.

The second router would be my dhcp server, firewall and internet connection.
The first router would just be a glorified access point.

The problem I have is that if I use the first router in 'access point' mode, it wont see the second router, my pcs lose their dhcp addresses and the whole thing falls over.

I have both routers in the same IP range, same network name, same wireless channel - and even the same room for testing purposes!
BOTH will act as routers and connect me to the net on their own - wired or wireless - but NEITHER can see each other when I try to go from one to the other to get to the net.

Do I need to make an entry into my routing table?
Do I need the internet hosting router to be the gateway and the other to just be a 'router'.............
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp.
 

A:Connect to the net via 2 x wireless routers?

No can do, routers only connect in gateway mode, and two routers will never talk to each other.
 

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Hi,

I have been struggeling a little to connect 2 Routers wireless and share the internet connection Hopefully someone here might help me.

The setup i have nad wish to use is:

1X Cable router connected to a Linksys Wireless router with cable ( This is working fine as i can connect wireless and get internet and everything). Problem appears when i want to connect 2 desktops from another room and these dont have Wlan adapters - So here i connect them wired to a third Wireless Router "Billion" i had in hope that i can make the Billion and Linksys to talk together wireless and then be able to get the 2 Desktops on the internet as well.

Anyone have a clue how to set this up ?

Thanks
 

A:How to connect 2 Routers Wireless?

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Hello,

I have an issue that I cannot resolve...I'm relatively novice to networking - so if possible it would be helpful if the answer is easy to understand and step by step

Here is what I'm trying to do:
I have a Belkin F5D8235 N+ Wireless router that is my primary router and is connected to my cable modem. I have this hooked up to a D-Link DHP-302 Powerline HD setup that runs my internet through the electric lines. Downstairs at the TV I have an old Linksys wrtsl54gs wireless router that I want to hook up to the Powerline setup to provide internet access to my DirecTV and PS3. Also, I would like the Linksys router to serve as an extender of my main wireless network so I can get a better signal downstairs.

I'm trying to figure out how to configure the Linksys router to hook into my current network rather than wanting to establish its own and act as a server, etc... I'm just not that advanced with network settings - I've tried to make several settings changes to the Linksys router, but it does not seem to accept my changes.

I uploaded some screen shots of the configuration utilities for each router.

Thanks so much!!
Dave
 

A:Trying to connect two Wireless Routers Together, please help!

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Hi, I am trying to connect two wireless routers together so I can use the wireless n on one and have g on the other to allow smart phones to connect to it.

I have cable internet and it is connected to my wireless n router (Linksys WRT320n) and I would like to connect another wireless router (Netgear WPN824) to it by a wire.

So far I have connected the two routers by a cable from the linksys into the wan port on the netgear. I have assigned the netgear router a ip address 192.168.2.1, which is different from the linksys 192.168.1.1
I have also turned off DHCP on the netgear.
The wireless network from the linksys is called NETWORK1 and the wireless network on the netgear is called NETWORK2

When I connect to the netgear using a cable the internet works. However I cannot get an internet connection through the netgear's wireless network.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or do I just have the wrong hardware to attempt this kind of configuration?

Thank you in advance. Will
 

A:Connect two wireless routers using a wire

have a read here

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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
Shamelessly stolen from a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the rout... Read more

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

Right now, the way it's set up, it works, but I cannot access the NAS or printer (or other desktops for that matter) unless I plug the laptops into an ethernet cable

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?
Thanks,

Tim
 

A:Wired & wireless routers...how to connect them

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/863580-wired-wireless-routers-how-connect.html
 

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Ok I have two wireless Linksys routers, one is an old Linksys WRT54G v2 the other is a brand new Linksys E1000. I want to hard wire them together with RJ45 ethernet cable in order to have wireless connectivity throughout the home. I will not be using a SSID, as I live in a very rural area and password protecting my network is not an issue. The main router will be connected to a Cable broadband modem that uses dynamic ip addressing. Anything I should know before attempting this
 

A:Please help me connect these two wireless Linksys routers

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (o... Read more

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I have one wireless router connected to the internet. I would like to use another one to connect to it on a portable piece of equipment. I would like to be able to access the network and internet on the first router from the second router.

How do I configure the second router to wirelessly connect to the first router and allow access to the internet and the other network?
 

A:Connect two wireless routers together, wirelessly

The second router has to support "range extender" mode (or whatever it may be called by the manufacturer) (most routers don't). You may have better luck with an access point - these dedicated devices usually have more wireless-specific features.
 

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Hello all,
I have a Netgear DG834 PN wireless router. I have a happy network set up but thick walls mean doesn't extend v far. Is it possible for me to connect this router to a D Link DI524 wireless router to get a 2nd wirless network in another part of the house? I can run a patch cable between the routers.

If so please advise of the settings required.

Thanks in advance
Furrygirl
 

A:Trying to connect 2 wireless routers in series

Yes you can, altho you have to make sure the second router has a different ip to the other one. You can also fit larger aerials to improve signal strength!!!!
 

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I have been using one wireless router which is working fine, but i have decided to add another wireless router downstairs to better the signal by putting the internet wire into the router. But when i do this both the routers work fine for 10mins, as i am able to browse the internet etc but then everything stops working from both routers. It shows on my computer and iPad as connected as they have full signal strength but no webpage loads. Can anyone help please
 

A:Why does my internet keep dropping out when i connect two wireless routers?

Describe your network, including the brand and model of the modem, routers, switches, etc., and how they are interconnected.
 

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I have two wireless routers, one Linksys N and one Netgear G available in the box. My laptop is N and my wife's laptop is G. But I only have one internet connection. As far as I know the N network is degraded to G if I add her G laptop to the network. Could I activate the G router by connecting the two routers via a lan cable and assign her laptop to it? I would try that but searching and reading posts here makes me think I should avoid uneducated experiments.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jack

A:How do I connect two wireless routers to one internet connection?

Hi jborchel

Use one wireless router for both laptops.

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ok... i own a house right next door to my own, and i have allowed my mother to live there under a true "rent-to-own" policy, being that im the landlord, and her son, and about 50 ft from each others house, i gave her an early christmas gift of road runner internet added to her cable, since my first idea didnt work which was to let her leech off of my dsl... which I PAY FOR as well as the cable internet she has, both are under my name, just 2 different house numbers. now for some reason when im outside on the screen deck, her weak wifi signal has a higher transfer rate than my strong wifi signal on my dsl. with all the file sharing, video chatting, internet tv i sometimes watch, its a pain to be disconnected from one network when i try to connect to the other network and vise versa. i was wondering if there was a way to connect to both at the same time and just have my computer feed off of which ever one it sees with a faster transfer rate on its own without having to disconnect from the first one.

now i have seen the forum where you had to close discussions because you deemed it to be a topic of illegality, however i only touch on this topic at this time because i accually own both service providers, and was wondering if you would consider helping me if there is a solution only because unlike most, who you have already stated just want to leech off the neighbors unsecured wifi, i am the owner of both plans. if you do not wish to post anything publically because... Read more

A:is ther a way to connect to 2 wireless routers at the same time

With all due respect to you, I am having a very difficult time with what I am reading here. I am not speaking about the wifi/ Internet, either.

All that I can tell you is to check with your local Internet providers as to their policy (and legalities) of sharing a wifi signal. There is no reason in the world that if you are truly just 50' feet away from the router that is broadcasting an 802.11g wifi signal, that you should encounter any Internet connectivity trouble whatsoever - and vice-versa. A 50' distance from a router today would be welcomed by many.

It is possible to connect to two wifi signals at once from what I have seen, but it serves no purpose. Your system limits the bandwidth as well as the number of concurrent connections that you may have to the Internet at any given time.

Go into the Network and sharing Center, delete all profiles, connect to the 2 wifi profiles that you wish and select "connect to a better signal if available". While staying in hotels recently, my system would switch between wifi signals constantly - and seamlessly. It takes but a few seconds, if that, and I never knew while it was happening.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?
Thanks,

Tim
 

A:Solved: Wired & wireless routers...how to connect them

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Here is the situation. I have setup a wireless network (802.11b) in my wife's office at work. I used a Netgear Wireless Cable/DSL Router with the factory defaults on (NAT = on and DHCP = on). Everything works fine on this network regarding file and printer sharing as well as internet connection sharing through NAT. The other part of my wife's office wants to share the internet connection that already exists but wants their own wireless network such that either local network cannot see the other's network. The office that wants to get hooked up just purchased their own Wireless Cable/DSL Router (vendor is Linksys) and wants to know if I can use that to hook them up to share the internet connection and at the same time provide them with their own LAN with no file or print sharing with the other LAN. How can I hook up the 2nd router to do this and what configuration changes must I make? I assume that I need to turn off DHCP on the 2nd router and possible set the gateway on the second router to the IP address of the 1st router which is 192.168.0.1 by default. Let me know what to do ASAP. Thanks.
 

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Hi, You could save my sanity here guys and gals.

Virgin media superhub was swapped for a new identical one as some users were unable to connect, but my connection was fine. When i booted my system up after it was configured by virgin I could see all connections but clicking on any "connect" button doesn't yield any form of output from the computer. Password problem? I dont get a response whenever I click "connect" on any of the other 20 wireless connections that i'm picking up, none of them being mine. When trying to add a new network from "network and sharing centre" via "set up a new connection or network" button on the mainpage or "add" button on the "manage wireless networks" tab yields the same, absolutely no reaction from the system.

Now, I only add this info for science of deduction purposes, because it is truly baffling me right now, but when i first discovered the problem and went into "devices and printers" in contr panel and "add a device" my computer paused and then BSOD'd.

I've spent a long time scouring forums to try and resolve this but haven't found anything that works.

Things I have tried:

Updated the network card drivers
Ran start up recovery - no problems detected after 20x running
Logged onto the superhub through another users system and added my mac address to allowed lists, reserved i.p. address - both on and off, all combinations
Pressed the wir... Read more

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I've recently upgraded my internet provider to BT and received a BT Home Hub 3 as the new wireless router. Previous to this I was using a wireless Belkin G + MIMO ADSL router (model number F5D9630-4).

There are places in the house where the wireless signal is very poor. Connecting to the internet using either of these routers is difficult in these spots. However, since the Belkin is now spare, I've been thinking about trying to use it as a low cost repeater (i.e. free) to extend the wireless range in the house.

There are several good articles that I've found on this site which address the connection of two routers together (e.g. John Will's article on connecting two SOHO routers is a good example), but they rely on an ethernet connection between the two routers. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to establish a wireless link between the two routers to extend the range of the current wireless network.

Cheers everyone, and thanks in advance.
 

A:Extend a wireless network using a wireless link between two wireless routers

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This is my firt post in the "Networking" section

Lets say i have a PC and another Hp pavilion portable.And lets say that had a Dell router with me with a DSL and USB cable included.If i Connected the router to my Pc and everything was working fine,would my portable (if i looked) automaticaly detect the wireless router on my PC or would i have to take specific measures to fix it all?

If theres measures to be taken..would someone inform me and please provide a (if possible) walkthorugh through all this?
Thanks for helping!
 

A:Just a quick but crucial question about wireless connections and wireless routers...

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Hi there

Right, I really need some help here - I thought I had done this correctly but clearly not as it still doesn't work

Info
Basically, I got my sister a wireless router, and purchased a big antenna for her to take up to Uni, as she has rented a house with loads of friends, and it's massive with very thick walls.

Luckily, the router and modifications mean she can access it all round the house (although she has had to put a long cat 5 cable in to put it on the middle floor).

When she finally got round to purchasing internet (from "Be") they sent her a wireless ADSL modem / router.


Here is the problem:
The router they sent doesn't have the range needed in my sisters house.
The router I gave her doesn't have an ADSL modem.
They also don't have a telephone cable going to the middle floor, only cat 5.

How can I connect the two routers together?
I know it's possible by turning off DHCP etc from the second router, but it doesn't seem to be working.

More info:
Router "A" is the ADSL modem/ wireless router they provided.
Router "B" is a Kcorp KLG-575 - pdf manual can be found: here

Connection info from a pc connected wirelessley to router "A":




Physical Address: 00-16-6F-96-2F-BD
IP Address: 192.168.1.69
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained: 20/11/2007 16:21:12
Lease Expires: 21/11/2007 16:21:... Read more

A:Connecting two routers together - One wireless ADSL, the other a DSL wireless router

You need to get her a wireless Access Point and place it in a central location in the house. Select the DSL modem and configure the Access Point to connect with it...
 

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I live in a large house that has ethernet ports throughout the house. I need to have two separate wireless routers to insure I have wireless coverage. There will be one upstairs and one downstairs. Is there any advantages or disadvantages in naming both of the wireless networks with the same name?

Thank you for looking.
 

A:Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

I wouldn't use two SOHO wireless routers for this.

The better way is to use APs from companies like Aruba Networks, Ubiquiti, or Meraki. These companies have APs which allow them to operate as one unified wireless network without the expense of purchasing a wireless controller. By doing this, you have the ability to add APs anytime you want which will join the AP cluster and operate as a unified device with the cluster. It allows the ability to have the APs being aware of each other and as a result adjust their output transmissions so they won't be stomping on each other running full blast. It allows you to use one or more SSIDs which all the APs will service and hence more seamless roaming throughout your house; without issues inherent with using independent APs or with SOHO wireless routers configured to use the same SSID. These systems also have the ability to constantly auto select operating channels in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands so your wireless network is always operating at the best efficiency/performance.
 

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I want to expand my router's wireless signal in order to cover the whole house. I already have two modem/routers. Does it have anything to do with wireless bridge or something? Can I do it without using any kind of software? So note that I want to use the basic router which will have internet connection and use a second router to increase the wireless signal. It's crucial that I find a solution as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!

A:How do I use two wireless routers to expand wireless signal?

One router will supply DNS and DHCP (IP addresses), the other can be configured to be an access point. To achieve total coverage, run a CAT-5e cable from the main router to the access point (which will be located across the house), and have both use the same SSID.

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JohnWill said:


You would want to bridge the 2WIRE router to eliminate it's routing function and use it as a plain modem. This will allow you to configure any port forwarding and QoS in the D-Link router.Click to expand...

Ihave the same problem. how do you do this?
my setup
first: modem/router cable motorola. i just want to use the modem function.
second: tomato flashed router. I want all functions of router to run through this one.

currently I have dhcp enabled on first and disabled on second. I want dhcp, port forwarding, etc to all be run from the second. internet is working wired/wireless through second.

On the first, do i disble dhcp and nat?
 

A:Connect two routers.

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Ahoy guys,
I have a network question...

I have 2 Linksys routers (WRT or something). Router A is in Room A along with the modem. Router B(collecting dust) is in Room B (upstairs) and Room B has most of my computers. The only "functional" computer in Room B is my laptop, but that's because it's Wi-Fi enabled. I would like to connect Router A to Router B, which would give computers around Router B an internet connection. I have some cat-5 cables laying around, which might help.
Any Help?
Thanks.

A:Connect 2 routers together?

hi Metamencs, and welcome to sevenforums

this tutorial may help

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Hi guys
I have a router connected with internet but it's does not
Cover my home so I have another router with wireless N and USB charing
So I want to connect both router together and let the router with
Wireless N to work as a repeater and re distribute the signal again

So how to do that???

A:how to connect two routers together?

Here is a tutorial on how to do it. Post back if it works or if you have any other questions.

How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network | eHow.com

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I have just bought and installed a new wireless router. The problem is that I have two other computers, one of them gets the signal from the new router better, while the other computer recognize the old router's better. Is there anyway I can connect two routers together to make the two computers working at their best?
 

A:Connect two routers?

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Hey! So, i want to connect a DIR-625 Wireless N ( dlink.com/products/?model=DIR-625) to a DI-524 Wireless G d-link.ca/products/?model=DI-524). I want the DIR-625 Wireless N to be the one exposed to the internet with the DI-524 Wireless G connected to the DIR-625. The reason i want to do this is because I want to have both wireless N + G running at the same time. Is that possible?

Here is the steps i have so far on how to do it. I got them from a previous post in the forum about a linksys and have adapted them to the D-Link and i want to know if they will work with the D-Link's.

1) Plug the DI-524 into a computer. Make Sure the internet is NOT connected to the DI-524.

2) Log into the router and change the Router's IP to 192.168.0.2 and disable DHCP

3) Unplug the DI-524, plug the internet into the DIR-625, and connect the DIR-625 to the same computer.

4) Set up my PPPoE settings and set up my wireless security settings.

5) Connect the DI-524 to the DIR-625 by connecting them with standard Ethernet cable. Make sure to connect them by LAN ports.

6) Plug the rest of the computers into the DIR-625 and set them up normally.
Will these adapted steps work? Can i run Wireless G + N at the same time?

Thanks in advance Everyone!
Also, for reference here is the thread i got these steps from (devhardware.com/forums/networking-34/connect-another-router-to-existing-router-71149.html)

Also Sorry I can't post links so you have to add www. to the front of them
 

A:Connect Two Routers Together

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hello guys,

I have a Netgear wnr2000 router in my house up and running.. I have a new xbox 360 slim but is to far from the router and doesnt have enought signal "to stream hd movies"

I have a router "lynksys"wrt160n

I would like to learn how to connect lynksys router as "repeater" to netgear router.

can you show me the way im not good with computers but i can follow instructions i look in both manuals can figure it out

Please help me???
 

A:how to connect 2 routers

If the Linksys WRT160n does not support Repeater or Range Extender mode you can use DD-WRT firmware unless it is version 2.0.
 

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I want to have a little LAN party for 6 people. But I have a problem. I have two different routers one is newer than the other. Both are Linksys routers. The newer one has a WAN, 4 ports, and Uplink in the back. The other older version has an Internet and 4 ports. How would I set this up so 6 computers can connect to each other and play video games?
 

A:How to connect two different routers?

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I have a spare Linksys Wireless G router with speedbooster. I live in a 3 story
house and have a router on the lower floor. We will be moving to the 3rd floor
but want to keep our network setup as is. Can I connect another router which will be
on the 3rd floor? Will this cause a conflict with the lower floor router?

The router signal on the lower floor is not very strong when on the 3rd floor, the reason
I would want another Linksys device.
 

A:Can I connect two routers?

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Hi, I have a similar problem. I have a Netgear MR814V.2 Wireless/Cable/4-Port Router and a 645Series ADSL Modem. How would I set this up. They are both routers and I'm trying to config them both.
The reason I need to is because I keep on getting connection drops. Either trying to log-in to E-Mail or... just streaming music. Please... help.

I read the above but the way you put it is confusing me a bit.

Here's a screenshot of my current Config on the Netgear Router:

Router Status

LAN IP setup

Modem DSL config page

Hope this helps...
 

A:Connect Two Routers

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I have a Netgear connecting wired and wireless to internet. I want to use a BT home hub (same as Speedtouch 7g) as USB Print server. My printer is a Brother DCP 110C. My Netgear IP's are in the range 192.168.0.x but the home hub will only accept the printer on USB if IP is 192.168.1.253.
therefore, I want to get the home hub to connect to my netgear, but dont want to change the netgear IP's as I have 2 PC, laptop and xbox already conncting through it.
All I want to do is share the printer on the network (at present, it goes through 1X PC, but means that Pc has to be switched on).
the hub firmware is 6.2.6H
any help please?
 

A:connect two routers

If the two existing PCs and the XBox are all set for DHCP, as most systems are, there is no reason you cannot change the router's subnet to 192.168.0.xxx. Just reboot the PCs and they should pick up the new IP address after making the changes on the router.
 

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I currently have a 3com router/modem which is connected to the internet. I have a D-Link that I am not using but want to use it to extend my wireless range. I also want to connect them with a wire, not wirelessly. How can I do this?

Thanks
-MMJ
 

A:Solved: Connect Two Routers

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Hey.
I have Vonage phone service and they sent me a router. I conntected it up and everything is fine. I connected my wireless router to one of the 4 ports. I can get to the internet over the wireless router but I can not get to the other pc's on my network. the second router is 192.168.1.XXX/255.255.255.0 and the router that is connected to my cable modem is 192.168.15.XXX/255.255.255.0.

I used to use vnc to control the pc's but it cannot see pc's on the other router. what is wrong?
 

A:connect two routers in series

You should probably only use one router, or disable DHCP on the second router (Whichever one that is plugged into the internet through the other)

It'd be more helpful if you could tell us the models of the two routers, maybe we could tell you step-by-step how to disable DHCP. But I still think that using only one router is a better idea. And I'm fairly certain that Vonage will work on any router, having set it up before on a Linksys purchased at Wal-Mart for a friend.

So, if you need wireless, then try plugging the Vonage phone and your computers into the same router, not using the one that Vonage sent you. If this works, then just keep the one they sent you as a backup in case yours breaks.

Tell me if this works, if it doesn't, then we'll just try a bit harder.
 

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Hi,
I have a question which hopefully you can answer.

Router/Modem one is attached to the internet and transmits a wireless signal. My computer is connected to the internet via a wireless adapter, when I want to connect to my network TV HDD, printer , and home server (possibly a windows home server in the future) I just disconnect from Router one and connect to Router two. I want to know if it is possible to run a wired Ethernet cable in-between my computer and router two so I can connect to both networks. Wired to router two with the HDD and printer, and wireless to router one for internet.
Now here are the rules!!!

-I can NOT run a wire in-between router one and router two (by order of wife!)
-I can disable the wireless and/or DHCP on router two or even replace it with a switch.

If you have any good answers I would really appreciate them.
Thanks a lot,
 

A:Connect one computer to two routers

Yes. (I only saw one question.)

On the second (ethernet) connection if you use a router assign a static IP and mask and leave the Gateway and DNS server blank.
 

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My desktop XP is temporarily off-line. It was connected to the Internet via a DSL router, using ethernet cabling. My portable Toshiba Satellite A20, with XP, is currently connected to the Internet through a Netgear router to a satellite internet provider via a dish. this works fine, except when we have snow or ice, which happens often in Canada.

I would like to connect both the DSL router and the satellite router to the A20, so that I can share printers and other devices with my iPad (on the DSL LAN). i want to avoid any major changes to my configuration parameters, so that I can return to the status quo ante, when my desktop is returned soon.

Advice would be appreciated.
 

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HI guys, I reset my router (WBR-T2) a fews days ago and now I cannot connect to internet (although I can connect to the router - local only). Any solutions please? Thanks guys . Oli.
 

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I am not able to connect my new Kindle Wi-Fi to my Linksys WRT160Nv3 802.11b/g/n or my Dell TrueMobile 1184 802.11b routers. I use WPA2 Personal security on the Linksys. I tried using N mode and mixed mode without success. I prefer not to set my router exclusively to g mode. I will *not* turn off security on the Linksys for obvious reasons.

With the Dell, I tried using both WEP and no security. No success.

With both routers I tried manually configuring the network using both DHCP and static, being careful to set the router, mask (255.255.255.0) and DNS (4.2.2.3 or 4.2.2.5) to values that work with our laptops.

Someone posted a similar issue with a Linksys WPN160N saying that after waiting *long* times on hold for tech support and no solution that they drove over to a hot spot, connected successfully, then was able to come back home and successfully connnect to their home network. I tried the same. Was able to connect at the McDonalds hot spot OK. Came back home and was not able to connect to either the Dell with no security or the Linksys with WPA2 Personal.

I'm considering returning the Kindle. Thought about getting the 3G, but I hate the idea of having to pay the extra $50 only because my Christmas gift did not work. I figure why reward Amazon for their Wi-Fi model not working by buying a 3G Wi-Fi? But that's just me.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
 

A:Kindle Wi-Fi cannot connect to routers

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I have my main PC which I have moved within the house and the speed etc is all fine

My 2nd PC is downstairs and is connected wirelessly - however after moving the main PC the connection is pretty slow and frequently drops.

I have a spare router can this be plugged into either the main router to boost performance or to the 2nd PC rather than use the WIFI card

A:Can you connect two routers to one network

You should be able to plug in the 2nd router to the main one and set it up as an access point, im not sure if you could use it as a receiver.

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I can get it to connect to the internet through a direct link to the modem, but I've tried several routers and it has the same issue every time. I see "connected" but can't get online, and each time I try to ping the gateway it times out. The routers are brand new, so I can only think that the computer just doesn't want to work with them. What might be causing the issue?

A:Computer will not connect with any routers

and welcome to the Forum

Did you powercycle when you changed from connecting to the Modem to the Router?

Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL and press enter


Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a... Read more

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Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how to setup 3+ routers in sequence, and the settings required for each router, so I can run them down a long corridor.

The Router connected to the internet is a Draytek Vigor 2800.
1 IP 192.168.1.1
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
DHCP IP range: 192.168.1.50 - 192.168.1.150

I purchased 2x TP-Link TL-MR3420
I've set IP's on both of these to
2 IP: 192.168.1.2
3 IP: 192.168.1.3
Subnets are also the same
Questions:
A: Am I right to Disable DHCP for routers 2, and 3 as IP addresses for each computer connecting to the network will be assigned by router 1?

B: I want to connect them in sequence 1-> 2-> 3, Is it correct to connect them via the Lan ports, so
Router 1, Lan Port 1
TO
Router 2, Lan Port 1
Then
Router 2, Lan Port 2
TO
Router 3, Lan Port 1

Is That correct

C: Does it matter what I call the networks, or do they all need to have the same name?

D: is there any other setting I've missed out on?

TY
 

A:Connect 3+ routers in Sequence

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Hi,
i'm new in this forum, and kind of new in networking.
i will highly appreciate any help for my question.
i have 2 pc's in my office that are connected together via a router (i'll call it 1) which is connected to another router (i'll call it 2) then to a firewall then a modem to internet.
All other computers are connected to the router #2. i want to be able to connect and share files with them but i don't know how to do it.
my operating system is WinXP professional.
Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Hello,
I have 2 routers on different locations with static IP addresess and I want to connect LAN`s for file sharing over internet..The routers are Netgear WGR614 and Edimax BR-6204WG..Can anyone have idea how can I do that??
Thanks
 

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Hi, i have two routers, a Dlink and a linksys. i have 2 computers upstairs, one of which connects wirelessly to the dlink, and the other wired. the dlink is connected to my cable modem. all this works, and has the internet.

my problem is i have 2 computers downstairs that dont have wireless cards, but i have a linksys router lying around. the linksys has wireless. im wondering if its possible to make the linksys connect to the dlink's network so that my two computers can have the internet. basically, they'd be wired to the linksys, and it would be networked with the dlink which is sharing the internet connection. is this possible or should i just buy wireless cards?

thanks in advance!
 

A:Trying to connect two routers wirelessly

Some wireless router will operate in bridge or AP mode, but many will only operate in gateway mode. If you don't have a bridge or AP mode in the wireless setup of the secondary router, you won't be able to bridge them wirelessly.
 

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Sorry. Figured it out.
 

A:Solved: Connect 2 routers together?

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Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.

A:Connect 2 Routers together Wirelessly

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nadogr4


Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.



It is possible.. what are the make and model of his routers... some routers are able to become APs

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hi there! firstly i want to thank you for accesing my thread. i hope you can help. secondly here's my problem: i have 2 routers connected wiredly - a Dlink dir-300 and a Dlink dir-615 (both of them are wireless routers). until some time ago my internet connection was basically this one: the ISP internet cable went in the internet port of an Asus normal (not wireless) router and from one of its lan ports went a cable in the in the internet port of the Dlink dir-300 which is in my room. now the Asus broke down so i bought the Dlink dir-615 to replace it. the connection is exactly the same except the Asus router which now is the dir-615. the problem is that now the dir-300 (the last router in the connection) doesn't detect the internet signal coming from the dir-615 threw the wire between them and the laptop connected to the dir-300 detects an ip conflict error. the dir-615 router (connected directly to the ISP cable) works just fine. i am open to any suggestions and thank you for showing your interest
 

A:please help me connect 2 Dlink routers

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I have a problem very similar to this but slightly different. I have moved into a new flat and share an internet connection with my flatmate - which ever room we put the router in though one of us ends up with a terrible signal.

I have my own router to use as a secondary range extender from my previous flat but it isn't practical for us to have our routers connected together physically. Can they be connected together wirelessly and then have the signal rebroadcast so we can both receive a strong signal?

I realise this would probably slow down my connection speed but I don't have a lot of money & if I could use my router instead of buying a new bridge I could sacrifice some connection speed.
 

A:Wirelessly connect routers

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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I've been having issues with my Windows 8.1 laptop's wi-fi for a while now. It used to work perfectly fine and then started acting up. Basically I could see all the available access points but was not able to connect to any of them (home routers, iphone hotspot etc.). I was only able to connect via ethernet. I recently moved into a new house for uni and got Virgin wi-fi installed and suddenly my laptop could connect wirelessly no problem!

I assumed the problem had somehow been fixed but I recently took my laptop into uni and wasn't able to connect there and was still unable to connect to my phone's hotspot. I'm thinking that my laptop is able to connect to 5Ghz frequencies but not 2.4Ghz. Does anyone know why this might be and how to fix it?

Solutions I've tried:

Updated network drivers
Replaced the wireless adapter itself
Re-installed Windows 8.1 completely
Fully updated Windows

 

A:Laptop won't connect wirelessly to *most* routers

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Hi Buddies,

I hope this forum may help me a lot. Can you please help me finding a solution for this issue?
I want to connect two different networks with 2 soho routers.

R#1 - 10.2.2.0/24
Router - 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

R#2 - 10.1.1.0/24
Router - 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports
 

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I've set up two routers (one a primary router and the second as an access point to extend my wifi). They are currently in the same room connected together a by 1 metre cable and everything is working fine.
However, I need to move the second router upstairs and trying to replicate the connection between the two routers. The house is wired with network points and cables which all feed into a 24 Port Planet 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch.
I've located the wall socket/ethernet port number (No. 6) from which the primary room is located and connected and similar the second router in the upstairs room (No. 2).
As its going into an ethernet switch, I thought that should automatic connect routers on the network. However, when I try to access the second router (via WIFI), its not connecting to the internet which is likely because the two routers are no longer connected.
I tested the two sockets (No. 6 and No. 2) with one of those cable testers and I did get a signal on both ends, so not sure what is going on. To my mind, the routers should be connected.
Can anyone help?

A:Connect 2 routers via Ethernet Switch

From your description it should work.
Go back to step one with two routers connected by the 1M cable and double check you get a wifi connection to the internet.
Plug Primary router into wall socket and secondary router into other end of cable, before the switch - check connection.
Recconect switch and plug secondary router to switch with 1M cable - check connection.
Reconnect switch and try secondary router in desired location - check connection.
A bit of hassle but will identify where the connection is failing.

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I got A new linksys router and when i connected it, it wont go online.. the ip on Local area connection status shows as 192.168.0.100 which i thought it was weird.. because i usually see 192.168.0.1 through 6 both router have the same prob

A:2 new routers wont connect to internet.

Bump***

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I have two units for rent. Thus, I need a total of three separate networks so we don't accidentally share files. The two units, a duplex, and the main residence is about 20 meters away. I'm thinking of putting a router in each unit and have them connected wirelessly to the router in the main residence. I think they can connect to the main router in bridge mode but can them have their own network (I mean one has an ip address of something like 100.50.10.x, the other 120.60.20.x)? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Can two routers connect to one router wirelessly and have their own ip

Hello yky, can you answer questions 2-4 from the guide below?

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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i successfully connected an old g-router to my Netgear DGN3300 with the help of this tutorial.

But the old router does not have guestnetwork (I do have very secure normal network, and a separate guestnetwork on the DGN 3300). If i buy a new router that has guestnetwork (even if it is the same DGN3300), will that also enable both networks on the accesspoint-router? I would think so, but want to be sure before i buy a new one.

Thanks,

Kay

A:connect 2 routers but with gues and standard network

I will have to look at the link more tomorrow but if each device is on a different subnet then yes your local network is secure. If they are the same then guest network can most likely access your local PC's.
Example.
192.168.1.2 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0
And
192.168.2.2 with subner mask 255.255.255.0 are on 2 different networks.

Then
192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.1 with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 are on the same network.

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I have a Linksys WR54GS router as my main router attached to the internet. I run a Bed & Breakfast and I give my guests free access to the internet via WiFi. My problem is, I also use that network for my business and personal computers and I am afraid that a tech savvy guest could hack into my files. I thought that if I connect a second WiFi router, I could set up a second network which my guests could use to access the web thru my main router.

Does anyone have a clue if this is possible?
 

A:I want to connect 2 Wi-Fi routers to create 2 separate networks

It mostly depends on the company that is your internet provider... With their sayso, you can do it easily... just be sure the channels are widely different, and that you can control them through your client setups so the customer understands what and where.
 

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Hi,
i have a scenerio.I have hubs that connect PCs together and routers that connects the hubs. I also need to connect the routers(approx one on each level in a ten level building)to a mainframe(fileserver). what do i use to connect them up? Do i need devices like switches??
 

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I have a T1 backbone connected to a Linksys wireless 4 port N router running 2 hubs and 1 websmart POE switch. I need to bring in another network on the same T1 backbone, keeping it separated from my current network with it's own DHCP router. I'm thinking I need to go from the T1 to a hub uplink port, then out to the ethernet port on both routers. Keeping the current setting on #1 router 192.168.1.1 and assigning an IP to the #2 Linksys router 192.168.2.1. I'm not sure if this will work, but it seems right, right?
 

A:How do I connect T1 to two DHCP routers, setup two networks

Thanks Rick

Thanks for your input Rick.
Currently I do have the T1 in the WAN port of my Linksys wireless router. This is my network DHCP server and has been working great. We have a school moving into my church building and I'm trying to provide them with their own LAN and internet. I'm not going to spend the cash for VLAN stuff, not cost effective. So I guess I'll just have to give them a router with static IP routing and their IT guy will have to assign IP's to each of their machines. My Linksys router is managing about 20 user stations and 5/8 wireless each day. This leaves me about 20 IP avail for my network. I could easly manage the school's needs without another DHCP router, but I don't want them to see my shared folders on my network. The static solution is the only one I can think of. Plus I don't want to use up my IP's.
 

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Hell, I am a new member and would like to thank you for being part of so many solutions that some have helped me solved. Can you connect an independent hard drive so that music can be shared with whole network? If so what are my options? Have a great day.
Whether I have to buy something or not, Operating system Hp sin.8

A:Using your Routers USB to connect Music Hard Drive?

Only if it is specified in the documentation that you can use the USB port for a Network Shared USB drive.

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I am trying to connect, with permission, to my neighbor's wifi. I intend to use a Quad-4 transmitting antenna in the focal point of a parabola at his place and an additional quad-4 antenna on a parabola as receive at my house. 14 db gain should cross 1000 feet. My question is: what connections must I use at each site? My computer automatically connects to any available wifi. He will purchase a router, (Any recommendations)? to add another wifi ready laptop in another room in his house. I want to send his router wifi to my house. Will we need routers in each house? Head scratcher?...Easy?
Thanks guys...keep up the good work.
 

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Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)

THANKS
 

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Thinking of upgrading my router and giving my existing Linksys WRT54G wireless B/G router to my parents... Can I still run all my existing wireless network cards that are B/G on a Wireless N router?
 

A:Does Wireless B/G Work on Wireless N Routers?

Yes Pre-N technology will work with B/G wireless card standards. It is backwards compatible with it. Only A standards will not work.
 

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I want to connect my home network (described below) to my landlord's free wifi. I have just purchased a wireless bridge to hopefully make this happen. A wired connection between the routers is not possible. I describe the setup below:

Landlord:
Router 1 (unknown): WPA, G

Me:
Router 2: Linksys WRT54G with standard firm ware, WPA, G
Wired NAS
Wired Print Server
Wireless devices (several)
WET54G Wireless bridge

Diagram: Router 1 -- WET54G -- Router 2 -- My wired and wireless devices. Router 2 will connect via Ethernet to WET54G. WET54G will connect to Router 1 via wifi.

I am pretty sure this set up can work. If not, please tell me. My question is how do I go about configuring Router 2 and the WET54G. DHCP, IP, etc. Please advise.
 

A:Two Wireless Routers and a Wireless Bridge

You should be able to reset the second router to factory defaults and connect once you get the wireless bridge talking to the wireless network. The only fly in the ointment might be a need to change the base address of your secondary router.

When you're connected to the wireless network with a computer, please post the following.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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I've got a D-Link Wireless-B router hooked up to the cable modem. I've now got a Linksys Wireless-G router in another room. I want a few computers hooked up to the Linksys router and be able to get an internet connection through the wireless network of the 2 routers. Can I do this? If so, how? Thanks.
 

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Over the last couple of years, I've owned a few different wireless routers and at some point or another, they've all died on me or they have been almost impossible to set up without having to talk to customer service. I'm not the most tech-savvy girl in the world, especially when it comes to networking. Can anyone suggest a wireless router that they have purchased that has lasted more than a year? Thank you.
 

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In the market for wireless routers. I'm seeing a lot of different Mbps variances, though...

If I'm on cable internet, is there a minimum Mbps I should be looking at? I see some cheap ones at 11 Mbps, and some not so cheap ones at 108...with things everywhere in between. I'm looking mainly at Netgears.

Will any of these work with no dropoff in performance with my connection, or will the lower end ones restrict just how fast my net service is?
 

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I'm trying to add a second wireless router to my network to improve wireless in my house. My first router (D-Link DIR-655) is on the other side of my house with my modem and PC. I have an Ethernet cable that runs from the wireless router to a socket on the other side of the house. I followed this guide: How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points - How-To Geek and I lose my internet connection on the PC right next to the first router. Also, I cannot tell if the 2nd router is sending a connection because when I connect to the 2nd router (D-Link DI-524) my iPhone shows the IP address of the first router. Is there anyone who can help me?

A:Trying to add 2 wireless routers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MCleveland


I'm trying to add a second wireless router to my network to improve wireless in my house. My first router (D-Link DIR-655) is on the other side of my house with my modem and PC. I have an Ethernet cable that runs from the wireless router to a socket on the other side of the house. I followed this guide: How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points - How-To Geek and I lose my internet connection on the PC right next to the first router. Also, I cannot tell if the 2nd router is sending a connection because when I connect to the 2nd router (D-Link DI-524) my iPhone shows the IP address of the first router. Is there anyone who can help me?


I have the same router DIR-655 and I'm running a D-link DAP-1522 wireless access point.

Using a dedicated access point like the DAP-1522 makes the settings and adjustments much easier because there is a simple switch on the side for A/P or bridge mode.

You will need to plug the second routers WAN port into one of the LAN ports on the main router or into a standard switch.

You will want the first router to handle DHCP IP assignments, the second router only works as a secondary access point with it's own SSID and password.

Ideally the first router is the DHCP server and is the only one that can hand out IP's to other machines on the LAN.

You will also want to set both routers up to use different channels for wireless broadcast so they don... Read more

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Ok, in our household we've been through too many routers. Linksys, Buffalo, D-Link, our latest has been the D-Link Dir-615 and it's a piece of crap. Every time we go to play LAN games the damn thing skips every 2 seconds. Using the Dwa-130 adapters so we're getting 300Mbps.....supposedly. Either way, we're fed up with wireless at this point. Can anyone give me a link to a good, stable, Fast for gaming and NO SKIPS EVER wireless router? It would be much appreciated. And something that we could pick up locally would be great. Unless anyone thinks we have a bad router or something.....but I've even put a firmware update on it and still nothing but a brick to me. Previous router was a Linksys WRT54G Version 6 and it had only minor skips, but still enough to where if you were flying a chopper in BFVietnam you'd crash if you were near the ground. If the connection is wired, all is well. All computers have been wiped clean in the past month too, fresh XP installs so no software trouble....except maybe D-Links.
 

A:Fed up with wireless routers

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ok i have a sbc dsl 2wire router ( on second floor of house, hooked to 1 phone line) and it works the wireless for laptop. next i have a speakercraft juke box music server that needs to be hooked up to the internet, (its in the basement) i have noway to wire it. i also have a linksys wcg200 wireless gateway . is what i would like to do is put the linksys in the basement hooked to the speakercraft juke box and make it link up to the 2wire on the 2nd floor wirelessly.

1 - Can this be done?
2 - How difficult is this to do?
3 - How do I configure the routers to do this?

Thanks for all the help

Cookingguy
aka brian
 

A:2 wireless routers and i want too

The wcg200 is a cable modem/router, and won't help you in this scenario. What you need is a wireless bridge product. Some routers offer bridge capability, and if you buy one that's compatible with DD-WRT 3rd party software, you can add bridge capability to additional products.
 

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I'm using a Belkin wireless router conneted via ethernet to my PC and connected wirelessly to a laptop.

My question is, whilst looking for wireless connections on the laptop, I find a couple of other peoples routers of which I can use to connect to the internet, so i want to secure mine so it's not available to any one else in the same predicament.

I have been told what to do a few times but when trying to put it into practice I haven't got a clue!!

Any help gratefully recieved.

Thanks.
 

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Use the strongest encryption (security) available on both your router and notebook. WPA is best, but WEP will keep most people away.
 

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I have Dell XPX M1530 notebook. The wireless adapter in the notebook is Intel (R) WiFi Link 4965AGN, and my OS is Windows Vista Home Premium. I had NetGear Router WGR6148. The WI Fi router has stopped working, I need a new WiFi router. I would appreciate if anyone can recommend WiFi routers compatible with my computer's adapter. WGR6148 costs about $40.00. Since my first router broke in just over a year, I do not know if I should buy the same model again.

Thanks
Preet
 

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Hi All,

Please excuse me if I sound silly but I'm really not too good with computers.

I have a playstation3 and am looking to go online with it.

I need a wireless router for this. Can anyone tell me a good one to use (which is not too costly) & also I need to know does the speed of my broadband affect the way my ps3 games will play when online? e.g. lag??

If it will.. How do I find out the speed of my broadband?

Thanks all!
 

A:Wireless Routers...

This is a very good wireless router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

Linksys is a great brand when it comes to any kind of networking.

As for your second question: yes, your broadband speed will affect your gameplay experience. To find out what your speed is, go to dslreports,com. From there, click on tools at the top of the page, click on spped tests, and choose the Flash 8 based test.
 

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I have a Belkin wireless router constantly switched on. I want to make power economies by switching off standby systems around the house, but wonder if there are any problems with switching off and re-booting the router on a daily basis. I have heard it said that it should be left on all the time, but I don't know if that is spurious advice. Thanks for any help.
 

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Hi

Currently I have comcast cable internet -> cable modem -> WAN port to linksys wireless 'g' router. I just bought a faster linksys wireless 'n' broadband router (WRT160N).

What I want to do is to keep the wireless g in its original place (due to don't want to reconfig webcam setting and new IP etc) as 'Primary' router and to connect and activate the wireless n faster router as 'Secondary' router for additional wireless capability in the house.

In other words, I will have the g working for existing connections and don't want to change. I will have the n working in faster speed and better coverage for future/additional laptop and PC wireless internet connections.

Please advise the proper procedure, like how to connect (LAN port to LAN port?), and setup (SSID, DHCP, IP Addrs setting, Subset, etc .

Thanks,

RC
 

A:How to wireless 2 routers

Hi dadikated, and welcome to TSG.

One of our moderators, JohnWill, has an excellent set of instructions available.
 

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I suppose this is a sickening thread to read all the time, but I have been out of the loop for a while on wireless routers. I had Comcast out yesterday for some internet issues. They gave me a new, updated modem that I also use for wireless. The tech said the wireless signal from the modem is terrible. He said he uses a Netgear wireless router in his home to broadcast his wireless signal throughout. He said it works great. What do I need to look for in choosing a router to boost my signal? Any recommendations?
 

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Hi there

It depends on a few things..

How big is your house?

Location of modem in reference to rest of house?

How many floors in the home?

Do you require WiFi in entire home or just one level?
I live with my grandparents in a home in the country with 2 floors, basement and main level.

I use an N600 to provide coverage on the main level with an edimax extender to provide coverage in basement
 

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I play PS2 online. I have a cable modem. I would like to go wireless to eliminate all the hassle. How do I do this and what do I need? I know I need a wireless router. Do I need to add cards to my PC? Also can I be online with my PC and play PS2 at the same time? What brands are good and low maintence?
 

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Hi tech guys Im having some problems with my network setup hopefully one of you can help me out. Ok so I have a ZyXEL f1000 modem in my house witch has the phone line connected to it and a second ZyXEL

d1000 in my back shed the two are wired together with ethernet cable. I have disabled DHCP and changed ip address on the d1000 in my shed and it works fine. The problem is with my main modem the f1000

when I connect to the wireless with my laptop or tab or smart phone I cant ping any of them but I can when I connect my laptop by cable to modem I can. So I cant connect phone or tab to laptop wireless but

if I bring them to my back shed and connect them to the d1000 modem wireless they work fine I can send files to and from laptop to phone and so on. Any help would be great thanks
 

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I have my high speed connection coming in one room connected to a wireless router. I would like to buy something other then a wireless nic card to connect a laptop in another room. I can't buy a wireless nic card for the laptop because it is a work computer and I don't have admin rights to install anything. So, I need to connect into the hardwired nic card. In other words, my office has since moved to another room......

Any ideas?
 

A:? around wireless routers

A USB wireless adapter might work for you but you most likely will need to install drivers for it. Is there a reason you can't talk to your computer administrator at work? I don't see why he wouldn't understand the situation and let you install the drivers for an external wireless device.
 

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Hey guys,

I just got a DI 624 and it has that network cable is unplugged error. So I'm going to return it and get a new one. Could you please tell me some wireless and wired routers that are Xbox live compatible that work well? Alright thanks alot, sorry if this has been posted before.
 

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Speedstream

residential gateway "speedstream 6520" a wireless router/ modem is what u need and u can also connect the xbox to the same,u may require to do the port forwarding for the online gaming on the 6520 and techsupport will help u do the same.
 

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I'm getting ready to buy a wireless router for my house. I know there are many brands but don't know if one is any better than another. There are many brands I've never even heard of. I looked here - Wireless routers at newegg.com - and the first bunch are from manufacturers I've never heard of. Is one antenna not as good as having two antennas? Which manufacturers are good and which aren't? Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

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Hey all,

I've recently a Trendnet 452-BRP 108mbps Wireless G router and a Trendnet 432-BRP 54mbps Wireless G router. I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both of these routers so I get a stronger signal from my GNet ADSL modem.
 

A:Using two wireless routers...

yes you can but idk if it will increase Range or network stability, but when you get in to this i believe your talking multiple ip adresses etc. proboly your best bet would be to stick with the 108mbps router, if you want to extend network range use an apple airport express device, thats what i use and it works like a charm, it increases my signal therefore incresing my network stability, and range... hope this helps!
 

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I have a Netgear ADSL router DG834GT its not a great router but it is also an ADSL modem, I want to hook it up to my Belkin N1 which is a much better wireless router and use the Netgear one as the modem but when I do the belkin N1 wireless network isn't as fast as the netgear.

I'm just connecting them using a ethernet cable.

Are there any settings I should be using? should I be disabling the wireless access point on the netgear? Not sure how to make it work better?

Help appriciated!
 

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I am on a WAN that uses DHCP associated with MAC to set IP addresses. The IP's are in the range of 173.31.x.x with a gateway of 173.31.1.254. On my LAN I have added a Linksys wireless router which has been assigned a static IP of 173.31.81.13, a subnet of 255.255.0.0 and it defaults to a local IP of 192.168.1.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0.
If I have the wireless router set to be a DHCP server and my notebooks set of obtain an IP automaiclly, which would be in the 192.168 range, the notebooks can see the internet but can not make a connection to other wired machines that have3 the 173 addresses, therefor I can't connect them to networked printers.
If I turn off DHCP server on the wireless and and assign IP's of 173.31.x.x to the notebooks I can't see anything.
I need to have the wireless router not be a DHCP server and have my notebooks with static IP's. I have tried setting the gateway on the notebooks to both the WAN gateway of 173.31.1.254 and to the static address of the wireless router of 173.31.81.13 to no avail. I am unable to change anything on the WAN, only on the local network.
Any help on the config would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:2 Routers, 1 is wireless

First off, I'm curious how you ended up with LAN addresses of 173.x.x.x, since that's not an address range set aside for private networks. I'd think you'd want to fix that. However, on to the other problem.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

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Ok so I have a wireless router thats connects to my DSL modem ( I Have SBC, which is PPPoE ) Does this matter?

The first wireless router is upstairs while my room is downstairs. I have a wireless laptop connected to first router fine. But I also have an xbox in my room and I want access to XBOX Live but I don't want to spend $$$ on a wireless adapter for it.

I was wondering if I could some how configue the 2nd wireless router to the first router than use an ethernet cable from the xbox to the 2nd wireless router. Making it possible to access xbox Live. Solving all my problems.

First router has WEP encryption, but I'm sure that won't be a problem if I have the key.

Also I have NIC on my laptop is there anyway to share connection with the XBOX as long as the wireless connects to laptop?

Thanks!
 

A:Two Wireless Routers?

It depends on the routers in question. Some newer models are being produced with AP and bridge modes built-in, I'd look at the specs for your routers.

You could try setting up ICS on the laptop for the X-BOX and see if that works, but I've seen lots of people having issues with ICS and X-BOX.

Personally, I'd run a wire, it'll be a LOT less trouble to get working.
 

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i have a d-link wireless router dsl-2740b and my pc is connected to it and my husbands pc is connected to it and my daughters lap top is on wi fi frrom it, now when my husband is downloading anything on his pc films or music etc it will not let me on the internet what so ever why is this ! cheers diane tenerife
 

A:wireless routers

Sounds like your internet connection isnt amazing and when your husband downloads he "steals" all the bandwidth from the other machines. I've been reading the documentation on your router and there doesnt appear to be much you can do about it. Ask him to only download at night when everyone is asleep?
 

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Hey Guys

i need some help with two wireless routers.

currently ive got one router hooked up at the other end of the house, the signal to my xbox and computer is low because of this, we have another router, exact same type that i want to set up in my room from the wall.

how do i configure this so that i get my signal from the one in my room and not the one at the other end of the house?

router:
BELKIN N Wireless Modem - Router

thanks in advance.
 

A:Two wireless routers help

use unique SSIDs and differnet channel numbers.
 

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What is the best wireless router brand? I have had to replace 2 D-Links because they died after too short of time.
 

A:Wireless Routers

That's like asking "What's the best car brand". Everyone will have an opinion, and they'll probably all be different.

Stick to the major brands, every maker has a "clinker" or two in their product mix at one time or another.
 

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Just bought my girl a xbox 360 and is now wondering if I can setup one of them to connect to the internet through the wirless router that we use to access the internet.

I thought id be able to plug a ethnet cable in to my girls laptop and share the connection but all I get is error messages.
 

A:2 wireless routers

Hi

if you want to plug the xbox into a laptop and then connect to the web via that, do a google on internet connection sharing via XP.

otherwise buy the wireless dongle for the 360

or buy a long cat5 lead
 

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Right now I have a D-Link WBR-1310, 802-11g , 54mbps. router. I have one computer hard wired to it. My second computer has a NetGear WG111 Adapter which is 54mbps. Would I notice a speed increase if I went to a 108mbps. router and adapter?
 

A:Wireless routers

If you're talking about Internet connection speeds, no. If you're talking about file sharing, you may notice some speed increase, but don't expect a 2:1 speed increase.
 

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Are they just as fast? What brand makes the most reliable?
 

A:Wireless Routers?

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Since I got my Laptop about a week ago I've been looking into getting a wireless router. I've considered upgrading my current connection with BT to get the wireless hub but that would cost more than I'm paying since I re-negotiated my contract a while ago whilst threatening to leave and got £5 chopped off my bill.

In the long term it looks like a good idea just to buy a wireless router but I'm pretty clueless with this sort of thing and would appreciate your suggestions on a suitable router. I'm also looking for a good deal since I'm a student and I have no pennies
 

A:Wireless Routers

Almost any wireless 802.11g router will do the trick. Since you are obviously not in the US, I can't point you to the one I was going to recommend, free after rebate.
 

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Hi this is my first post on here so I thought I would start with a simple question.

I am looking at getting 10 or more wireless routers for some of my users in between the price range of £50 to £100.

Am after a robust, solid make that is going to be reliable and user friendly. Please could someone recommend any brands or models as there’s so many and I would like to get this right.

Also does anyone know of any good wireless information resources on the net? This would be a great help.

Thank you
 

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Hey everyone I got a problem. I have a wireless router for a laptop that doesnt get internet in the back rooms of the house what can I do to fix this?

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Hello Gomer 18


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Originally Posted by gomer 18


Hey everyone I got a problem. I have a wireless router for a laptop that doesnt get internet in the back rooms of the house what can I do to fix this?




The solutions (besides moving the router closer to the laptop) all will cost you a few:

* Active antennas (which provide more gain on the signal)

* A WiFi repeater, which will be placed between your rounter (in range of it) and the laptop, and will provide a wider range for your WiFi-network.

If you decide for a repeater, make sure that your security is set properly on the router!

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Is it possible to have two wireless routers on one computer?

Thanks
 

A:2 wireless routers?

if you have 2 wireless adaptors
 

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