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Old 01-05-2008, 04:54 AM
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I have 2 identical wireless routers. They're Linksys Wireless G 2.4 GHZ routers. I have router 1 hooked up to my cable modem acting as the router for my network both wired and wirelessly. Router 2 is not hooked up at all. What I'm wanting to do is hook up router 2 in another room and have it connect to router 1 wirelessly. I would like to be able to hook up wired devices to router 2 and have the data travel from router 2 to router 1 to get out to the internet. I'm trying to avoid running a stretch of Cat 5 between the two routers basically.
Is this possible? If so, any walkthroughs on the setup anywhere?

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Old 01-07-2008, 02:09 PM
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Check whether router 2 can do bridging. This will make router 2 to bridge the network in router 1 and extend you network.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:45 AM
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Check if your wireless router can work in a WDS mode.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:41 AM
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Hey guys I am new to this community and I am from dell technical support anything with Laptops shoot the questions to me I will try ma level best.... so I guess this is the answer u have been looking for........

Are you asking about having 2 wireless routers on your WLAN? Absolutely. I do this myself in one of my home networks. There are a couple ways to do this depending on how you configure them. If you want to have 2 wireless routers on your home network, then just make sure the 2nd one has a unique IP address, leave one at and make the other, and also make sure you run them on different channels, choose from channels 1, 6 and 11. You wireless clients should automatically roam between the 2 wireless routers (sometimes takes several seconds) depending on how close you get to one or the other.

Or are you asking about setting up a wireless bridge link between the two wireless routers? In that case, no, they are not meant for this purpose. In that case, you would need to replace one of your wireless routers with a wireless workgroup bridge, which Linksys also makes. It acts like a client to the main wireless router and then has a wired ethernet port. If this is the setup you're after, look at the WET54G. They call this the cableless cable. The common example is setting up a home office in a detached garage and you don't feel like running cable and burying conduit. The single ethernet port can be plugged into a mini-hub which then has multiple devices connected.

If you can run wiring, you can connect your 2 wireless routers together using a LAN port, or using the WAN interface. So you can extend your LAN, or you can create a whole 2nd WLAN with it's own separate IP address rance and DHCP server by connecting it using the WAN interface.

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