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Author: Subject: Connecting 2 wireless routers WIRELESSLY

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  posted on 8/2/04 at 19:28

I have a question on connecting 2 wireless routers WIRELESSLY. I already have one wireless router connected to a cable modem. I would like to buy a second wireless router to use in the location more distant from the cable modem. The question is: can I use WIRELESS connection between the two routers to access Internet, and if yes, then how? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  posted on 15/2/04 at 04:41
I'm not sure if I have enough detail to answer your question properly. In the remote location, are you certain you need a wireless router? Would it be more beneficial & cost effective to purchase a wireless network card for your computer(s) in the distant location to allow communication back to your existing wireless router and ultimately the Internet. If you are wanting to share the Internet between two wireless devices, and the wireless network card connecting to the existing wireless router does not meet your needs, I would think you need a wireless access point that supports wireless bridging back to the wireless router. You can then set it up for point to point or multipoint bridging. Check the mfg. website for your existing wireless router. If you stick with same mft on all wireless devices, you will get better support.

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pcnetgal

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  posted on 7/4/05 at 13:30
For a newbie, the answer is NO you can't.

PCNETGAL is correct in her advice. If they support WDS then they can be used to backhaul, ie, connect to each other to extend coverage. This is a relatively newly supported feature in higher end devices.

Router-router is tougher with consumer gear.
Jim
 
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  posted on 3/7/05 at 19:02
Yes it is possible to connect to routers wirelessly, turn off dhcp andgive the device eg playstation pc whatever its own static ip in the range of the second router, by turning off dhcp this in turn makes the router a bridge and you can either plug into it or connet wirelessly, set up is tricky but go to the manufractures site they will explaine better

[Edited on 3/7/2005 by gerry]

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  posted on 20/2/06 at 03:16
The only wireless router I know of that has this capability is the Linksys WRT54G family, and that's with the open-source firmware (not the stuff that comes loaded). If you want to go this route you need to make sure you buy a version of the router that supports opensource firmware, or shell out the extra money for the new WRT54GL.



[Edited on 20/2/2006 by festprint]

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