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Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

Question: Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility(192.168.0.2) it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,
JT

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Answer: Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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I have a wireless ethernet bridge that currently has an ethernet cable from to an xbox 360. I have two computer in this room that barely picks up wireless signal from my router. Can I run an ethernet cable from my bridge into a wired router, and then connect those two computers to the router via ethernet?
 

Answer:Can I connect my wireless bridge to a wired hub/router?

Yes. You won't want the second router to route though. Turn off DHCP on it, and plug the bridge into a LAN port and plug clients into LAN ports. Don't plug anything into the WAN port or you'll be double NAT-ing.
 

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.

Barbara
 

Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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So here is my case:

SETUP:

Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (192.168.1.1).

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts 192.168.1.1 and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Problem:
Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!
 

Answer:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon: http://www22.verizon.com/residentialhelp/highspeed/networking/setup/questionsthree/123756.htm
 

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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router
 

Answer:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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I recently added a Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N router to my home network and can no longer access my web/ftp server from outside the local network. Previously, I was running a ZyXEL EQ-66HW ADSL gateway in router mode as a hub and wireless AP. With the ZyXEL running by itself, I had no problem running XAMPP (Apache/FileZilla/etc..) on my internal server with a dynamic/DHCP ip address from my ISP. Problem was that I needed wireless-n and the ZyXEL only went up to G. So I put the ZyXEL in bridge-mode, turned off its wireless and DHCP and connected the Linksys as a router/firewall/AP. So far, no problem - bridge works, Linksys gets the external DHCP address, internal network gets its subnet from the router and the wireless is up. No problems routing internal to external - everything external to internal times-out. I can ping my ISP/DHCP external address, however. So it seems to me it a firewall problem. I tried forwarding my main ports 80/20-21 and opening the same on my COMODO personal firewall. No luck. I turned on DMZ to my server with COMODO still on, nothing. Disabled software firewall and tried both regular forwarding and DMZ. Still nothing. Help? I had the same problem before with the Linksys when it was using a cable-modem. Also, I was using AVG firewall before when it worked - I have newly switched to the COMODO.
 

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Hello,

I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as speedtest.net with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?
 

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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.
 

Answer:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.
 

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I am a novice when it comes to networking so please help me out...
I am connecting Netgear wireless router (wgr614 v5) to an already placed router on the network (Nortel Networks Router). I am having trouble with wireless router because the Nortel router is DHCP disabled. Please if someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate. Please, explain step by step how to configure the wireless router to work with Nortel router.

P.S. The Nortel router cannot be DHCP enabled...I have DSL coming to Nortel router. So, Nortel is the primary router. Nortel router can't be removed because it is required by my company that I use it to connect to their network over the internet.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Connecting a Wireless router to DHCP Disabled wired router

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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers
 

Answer:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.
 

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Hi all,

I am using a Netgear Cable/DSL Web Safe Router Gateway RP614v2 with a Motorola Cable Modem SB4200 Surfboard Cable Modem for my Internet connection to OptusNet broadband. They works fine with my Desktop and notebook.

As I want to go for wireless with my notebook, so I buy the Netgear Wireless Router BGR614v5. However, I find the the new wireless cannot talk to the Motorola Cable Modem. Even I directly connect the Cable Modem with my notebook, the Internet connection is not through. It seems that the Cable Modem only allow the old wired router to go through it.

Is it any setting stored in cable modelm to allow the old router only to go thru, not other router or eveny my notebook. I heard something about MAC address. I check the settings in my current wired router, the option choosen for MAC address is "Default MAC". Does it cause the problem?

What should I do to remove the limitation to allow my notebook and my new wireless router to connect to the cable modem?

Thanks in advance,
Opal Chung
 

Answer:Problem from switiching wired router to wireless router

Have you tried unplugging the modem before connecting a different device? Typically modems need to be powered off and on when connecting to a new device.
 

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Hello and thank you

I have a Netgear FR114P Firewall router connected to my Cable Modem which connects to my computer in my home office.

I just bought my daughter a computer, her room is accross the way. I did not want to run an ethernet cable to her room, so I bought a Netgear Wireless Router.

My question is, what would I need to do to be able to keep my Firewall router hooked to my PC, then hook up the wireless router also so that my daughter can access the internet via the cable modem connection?

I have searched for Bridging methods, but am a little of a rookie when it comes to computer networking.

Thanks in advance for your help
 

Answer:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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Hello:

This is my 1st post (please be gentle!!). I did a some searches but couldnt find exactly what I was looking for, hopefully some of you guys (and gals) can help. The attached diagram pretty much says everything. All static DNS entries are using my ISP's DNS servers.

I cant get the wireless PC to see my network. It is on the same workgroup, whats missing? All PC's can access the internet fine.
Appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks
 

Answer:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?

Thanks...
Dennis
 

Answer:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?

Thanks,
 

Answer:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...
 

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I set up everything and if I have it wired it works fine but wireless it says can't find page when you try to get on the internet. I have set up networks before and never had a problem. first time I have used a Belkin router G+ I guess one of my question is this. I was reading on the Belkin site that it is already set for dynamic and that is for a cable modem and sounds like I should change it to pppoe for a DSL modem. would that make the difference. It is a brand new laptop and the wireless card is on and it sees the network and works when wired, it says it is connected wirelessly but wont get on the internet when not wired. Would the pppoe thing make a differnce? Please give me some help here. Thanks
 

Answer:Belkin wireless router with vista-wired works wireless doesn't

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I have a T500  (Intel WiFi 5100), and 2 computers on an existing wired LAN network (LinkSys cable modem, and ethernet LinkSys router).  I would like to connect this laptop wirelessly. After some reading, it seems the easier solution is to get a combo-wireless&wired router, like the LinkSys WRTU54G.  Has anyone had success with this unit, or any other wired+wireless combination? My cable b/w is less than 10Mbps, so even wireless b alone should be as fast as I can use.  I'm looking for whatever is functional and least expensive   

Answer:Wireless Access Point / Wireless&Wired Router - for ThinkPad T500

I have one and it works fine with various, up to 4, Thinkpads connected wirelessly, one connected wired, plus a wireless print server and Tivo on the network. 

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I've been trying to figure out how to run a wireless router connected to a wired router for the past few days with no success thus far. I have searched the forums and nothing has helped thus far. Here is a diagram of what I'm trying to achieve:

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EDIT: Since im not allowed to post links you must drag the link into the address bar and press enter to view the picture. It's hosted through imageshack.
 

Answer:Linking wireless router to wired router help

Does no one know how to fix this?
 

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Hi all,

My Netopia Router from SBC just crapped out on me early last week. So I decided to buy a router from a local electronics store. I already had a SpeedStream Modem, but I have multiple PCs in the house, so I need to 'route' the connection to other PCs.

Anywho, I went to the store today and picked up a Linksys DSL/Cable Router (Wired) with 4 port switch (#BEFSR41). I hooked it up, followed the CD Wizard, and plugged in the 2 PCs on this level (I have 3 Levels in my house). The PCs on this level worked.

Now, I have a D-Link wireless router since there are wireless notebooks/PCs upstairs. Before I had the Linksys, I just plugged that router into my Netopia and it worked fine. Now when I plugged it into this new Linksys router, it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

All PCs are running Win XP if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

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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I have 3 computers hooked to my 4 port router and i want to
hook up another pc in the garage but i can't be drilling any holes
though the walls !

Can i plug a wireless router into the open port on my router so
i can get hooked to the internet or is there something
else i can use that will get me hooked up

if so what do i need ?

I want it to be as fast as the setup i have now
 

Answer:Wireless router pluged into a wired router ?

just turn off DHCP in the wireless router, and use a normal ethernet cable to connect the wifi router's 1-4 ports (not the wan or internet port) to one of the 1-4 ports on the wired router. you may need to power cycle your broadband modem and the wired router as well, but that's not a big deal.
 

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Well my router..

LINKSYS BEFSR41 10/100Mbps Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 4 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124001

Just died. I figured I might as well go wireless for future proof but would rather stay wired for the time being.

So my question is...can this wireless router be used in the same fashion as the above router without any problems? Basically can it be used as a wired router hassle free although its a wireless router?

LINKSYS WRT54G IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless-G Broadband Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124010
 

Answer:Can this wireless router be used as effectivly as a wired router?

Yes.
 

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Hi all

A friend of mine currently has a wired network connected to the internet via a router. He has gone out and bought a wireless router already and he wants to connect a couple of machine and a laptop to the wireless router. I know he woulod have been better with a AP (access Point) but what i would like to know is if it is possible to connect his new wireless router to the wired one somehow. Any advice is greatly appreaciated...Cheers
 

Answer:Can i connect a Wireless Router to a wired router

Very simple:

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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Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to set up a wireless router along with a regular wired router. What I'm trying to do here is make it so that my wired router connects with the modem and the wireless router connects with the regular router. So, it's like a router ontop of a router. The reason I want to do this, is because I want to set up a network where all the computers with the exception of one, are wired. Then just have that one computer go off of the wireless router. If I can't do this (Which I'm sure I most definitely cannot.), then can I get a network hub and have the modem and the two routers connected to that hub? Thanks for reading this,

Tyler
 

Answer:Wired Router and a Wireless Router Working Together?

Yes, this is standard practice, and every router company I know has installation in their downloadable user guide.
 

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Hey guys I'm a bit of a networking noob so I'm wondering if this setup I have will work in getting all my computers to share our home internet...

Basically my current setup in my basement this:

ethernet cable modem
V
V
Wired DLink Router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Pretty standard...But now we want a laptop and another desktop on our top floor because someone else moved in. LUCKILY before we finished the basement I had another ethernet cable going from the router to the Wii on the main floor. We don't play that anymore so I was wondering if it was possible to buy a wireless router for the main floor, connect it wired to the basement router, and than use it wirelessly so that it extends to the top floor? Meanwhile, the router in the basement still connects to the two computers? It'd look like this.

basement floor
modem
V
V
Wired router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
V
V
Main floor/ground floor
wireless router
V
V
second floor
wirelessly connect to----->laptop+ 3rd desktop (will have to install pci card)
so yeah, does it work that way?
 

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

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Hi all,

So I have a wireless router (wrt54g) and a wired router (dlink 4100) and I want to put them both on the same subnet and still have the ability to access their web management tool. Right now, I was able to connect them both on the same subnet using the following setup:
Cable Modem -> Wireless Router -> Wired Gigabit Router (acting as switch, dhcp disabled)

However, I'm unable to access the gigabit routers web management tool.

Thanks all for any tips you can provide me!
 

Answer:Combining Wireless Router and Wired Router

Did you give your WAP a static IP or DHCP? If DHCP, check to see what IP it was given. If Static, make sure you gave it an IP in the same subnet.
 

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Hi All,

Just got myself a wireless router and I'm having problems setting this up as wired. I going to be running my PC and PS3 from the router (already getting help in another forum regarding the PS3 side of things) but would rather have the systems connected with cable rather than wireless.

The router I bought is a TP-Link 54M Wireless Router (model No. TL-WR340G if that's any help).

I'm having problems setting this up as wired to my PC as there seems to be no instructions regarding this option (or no way to enable/disable).

Should I go though the installation process of setting this up as wireless first then just connect the router with cable afterwards?

Hope you can help.

Cheers,

C h r e d g e.
 

Answer:Setting up a wireless router as a wired router

Just connect the cables correctly, and everything should connect without any configuring.
 

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I just got a laptop, so obviously I want to have wireless internet all around the house. Our current internet setup in the house is all the computers have wired connections to a wired router, so it seems that I need to purchase a wireless router.

Question: is it possible to simply plug the new wireless router into the wired router that we already have, thus enabling us to use the wired router for our desktops in the house, and the wireless router will provide my laptop wireless internet access? Are there any problems that would arise from doing this? One problem that I could forsee is opening ports from the wireless connection on my laptop. If I need to open a port, I suppose I would first have to open it on the wireless router from my laptop, and then I would need to go to one of the wired desktop computers to open the same port on the wired router. Am I correct in this analysis?

I guess another option would be to purchase a wireless router that is also a wired router. I don't know if these exist though, hehe. Then we could simply replace our current wired router with a single new wired and wireless router. Which option is best?
 

Answer:Plugging wireless router into wired router?

Pretty much all of the wireless routers have 4 ethernet ports in the back for hooking pcs in. The only reason to use 2 routers would be if you want the wireless to have nothing to do with the wired side. Another option if you have an extra port on the router would be to get an access point.
 

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There is an argument in the family, and the disagreement is about the security of a wireless router and the ability for someone to hack through it... My stepdad refuses to go with a wireless setup because he is afraid that someone will hack in and steal everything... We are trying to convince him that it is much safer since the wireless router would be password protected and the wired router isn't. He doesn't even want to listen or entertain the thought.. Currently they run a wired router off of telephone company dsl to 3 computers and an XBOX. If the wireless is as safe or safer the benefits are greater for laptop connectivity and relocation of workstations. The downfall of course is another piece of equipment that can fail... I ran a wireless connection at my home and I loved it.. Does anyone have any insight as to whether it would be safer with a wireless router, or if security issues are the same. I am aware most security comes from within the computer. Seeing as I am trying to learn more about this stuff any info is great.
~THANKS!
 

Answer:Wireless Router versus Wired Router

If you use WPA or WPA2 with a strong random key, wireless is quite secure.

Your other point is bogus, a wired router or a wireless router has the same security as far as incoming threats are concerned. There is no additional security gained by having the wireless channels encrypted, it just prevents people from "tapping into the wire".

You will never be "safer" with a wireless router, but you can be as safe as with a wired only one.
 

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I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

Answer:Best wireless router to replace my wired router

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dsmith148


I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!


Hi and welcome

Stick with linksys either G, or N. I have had nightmares with netgear,dlink, etc

Ken J+

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As an absolute beginner to this I am attempting to set up a wireless network to use my notebook with a wireless router together with my PC which is attached to a wired router with 2 other PCs.In effect the 2 routers will be connected but the wireless router will govern the notebook only, while the 3 PCs remain wired. I do not intend to go wireless with the PCs.I need someone or a web site which will guide me in simple language, using diagrams, pics, etc, telling me what the cable configurations are at each stage of the setup and eventual usage, etc.Both my wired and wireless router are Netgear.My notebook is 'network ready' but I do not have an adaptor. Do I need one?

Answer:Setting up wireless router with a wired router

You don't need both routers because wireless routers usually have 4 ports for wired connections I hve both wired and wireless off of my wireless router.

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I am intending to experiment with my home network by going wireless with my new notebook/laptop but still leave my PC and my two son's PCs conected to my wired router.Can this be done?Without going into the technical details, which I can research later, I understand I can plug a wireless router into my wired router/modem?Also without getting too technical if I can do this and wish to view emails on the notebook can I view my mail on the notebook but decide if I wish to actually download them onto the notebook or leave them on the PC. With Exchange Server my employers remote users can opt to view email headers and messages on their laptops but choose to either download the full email or leave them on the server for download later (if my info is correct). Can this be done with Outlook in Office 2003?

Answer:Wireless laptop & router with wired PCs & router?

Flopper,Yes, you can connect a wireless router into a modem router to set a wireless network. You could also use a wireless access point rather than a wireless router.If you use a wireless router, you will probably need a cross-over ethernet cable to connect the 2 routers, though some have auto-sensing uplink ports and can use a normal cable.You can't view emails on one pc from another in a home network unless you have a mail server, which is what you have at work. There are a number of work-arounds, though. One option is to use webmail - many ISPs have a webmail option. The other is to set your email clients to leave email on the server rather than download to a pc, so that any pc can access them. In both cases you can decide between yourselves a protocol for removing them from the server.Regards,Felix

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Hi,

My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

I have a windows XP laptop, my router is a Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9, and is connected to a modem.

My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!
 

Answer:Laptop can't connect to wireless router (hard-wired or wireless neither)

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Hello,

Im trying to find out if a network combination is possible with the particular hardware I have at the moment.

I have looked thourgh other threads but could not find exactly this.

The hardware I have is : Hawking HWBA54g wireless bridge and a linksys WRT54G2 V1 router

I have the Hawking bridge setup picking up a wireless network from the hanger across from it, it picks this up fine and I can plug a wired connection and use the net.

What I want to do is plug the WRT54G Router into the Bridge to broadcast the connection wirelessly in that hanger.

Is this possible with the hardware I have?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou
 

Answer:Connecting a wireless Router to A wireless bridge

I don't see why not. You should be able to simply plug them together. If the remote wireless network has the same 192.168.1.x base address as your Linksys, you will have to configure the Linksys to a different base address, say 192.168.2.1. You obviously also want the channel of the Linksys as far away from the bridge channel as possible to minimize crosstalk.
 

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Right now I have a wirless network setup through a Linksys WRT54G router. I also have another one of these routers lying around unused. So I am wondering if I can use this router (or routers in general) as s wireless bridge so I can connect my Xbox and PC in the basement.

If not, I might get a seperate wireless bridge like the WEG101 . But I would need a switch in order to connect multiple devices to this bridge. So is it possible to use a router as a switch?

In the end, I am just trying to save as much money as possible and try to put to use all of these routers lying around.
 

Answer:Can I use my Wireless Router as a Wireless Bridge//Switch?

third party firmware for the WRT54g:
http://forums.anandtech.com/message...eyword=&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear
 

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So i have a Linksys WRT110 when connected to it both wireless and wired i get "local only" both times. can anyone help me out?

Answer:Connected to Wireless router both wireless and wired no internet

Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, model WRT54G. I have a PC and a Mac hard-wired to the router, with a desktop and laptop PC wirelessly connected. Until this week, all has been well.

My hard-wired computers are having no issues. My wireless laptop PC is doing fine as well.

My wireless desktop PC will not connect through the router. The odd bit is that it will connect to the router. I can ping it and even get to the router's web interface to configure it from the wireless desktop. I don't understand what is happening, any tips of suggestions? I can't connect to anything past the router; Internet, other computers' shared resources...
 

Answer:HELP: Linksys Wireless Router, wired and wireless networking

Try giving it a static IP within the range of your network. sounds crazy but I had the same problem and that solved it for me. It would see my wireless and connect but i couldnt do anything with it. It would ping and see the router too.
 

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I have a Think Centre 8086-34 U.  We installed a new ASUS RT N56U wireless router in the house and the newer Lenovo laptops are doing well.  The older Think Centre connects to the router and the internet only via a cable.  It detects it and connects to it wirelessly but we do not have an internet connection.  I have also noticed that the laptops correctly identify the source as ASUS 5 G or 2G, the Think Centre does not.  It calls it an unidentified network. Goal is to get a wireless connection to the Internet, we have a wireless connection now but no internet.  Diagnostics state that  "The default gateway is not available"   What does this mean or more importantly how do i get an internet connection?  Could the computer be too old for this router? Thanks!

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I have a Linksys Wired Router BEFSR41 connected to the internet using PPPoE, and I currently have 3 ports occupied. Here is my problem:

I am trying to connect another router, a Linsys Wireless Router WRT54G, to my original router. When I connect my second router to the first one and try to access the internet via the second router, I cannot get any internet connection at all. Only when I am connected to the first router do I have internet access. How do I fix this?

I would like for all my computers to be connected.
I want my 2 computers upstairs to be connected to the first router (wired), while at the same time, my second router (wireless), downstairs to be connected to the first and have my other computer connected to this and be able to have my 2 laptops connect wirelessly to the second router as well.

Overall Layout as of now:

Wired Router
X: Internet plugin
Port 1: Computer
Port 2: Computer
Port 3: Computer
Port 4: N/A


Overall Layout I would like:

Wired Router
X: Internet plugin
Port 1: Computer
Port 2: Computer
Port 3: Wireless Router
Port 4: N/A
Wireless Router
X: Router with Internet
Port 1: Computer
Port 2: N/A
Port 3: N/A
Port 4: N/A
 

Answer:Wired Router to Wireless Router

You need to plug your highspeed modem from the Ethernet Port to the WAN port on the Wireless Router.* From there you will have to connect to the router and configure it, so go onto a computer with internet and in internet explorer, in the address bar type: 192.168.1.1 that should get you into the settings, if not, I will have to search for the IP again.
 

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I recently figured out from this site that i can hook up a wireless router to my wired Microsoft MN-100 router for wireless internet. What non-expensive wireless router would be best for doing this?

Answer:wireless router with wired router

There is no point. Just by a wireless router and plug everything into it. Wireless routers come with ethernet ports as well.

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Can I install just a simple router to share the internet connection then extend my network with my wireless router? I will place my existing wireless router in the center of the house this way only having to run one cable.

Currently the wireless router it is on the FAR side of the house. I would like to place it in the center of the house but all the ethernet cables run to the one side and I don't want to relocate them.

I attached and image of what I am trying to do.

Answer:Wired router to Wireless Router???

I would use a WiFi Range Extender like this one. This can go anywhere in the house where you have an electricity outlet. Then you do not have to move any of your current setup around.

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Hey dudes
I have a old 4 SMC Barricade 7004 ABR wired router.
Right now it's used to share internet connection with 2 computers.

I want to use a laptop for wireless internet access.

Would I need a wireless router or some other device like a bridge?
The connection would go into one of the wired router ports?



Thank you for any help
 

Answer:Wireless router on wired router

Just get an wireless access point and plug it into the router.
 

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ok ok so i realize iam making more work for myself but.

I have a DLINK DGL-4100 Gaming Router I use to use but then my wife got a laptop and insisted on wireless... so i have a cheapo wireless linksys router I been using instead.
I hate to have my awsome wired gigbit router wasting away I have a couple comps hooked up thru cat 5 and would like to take advanatge of that bandwidth ( yes they both have gigbit lan cards)

what is easiest way to setup the DLINK DGL-4100 Gaming Router as the main router to the cable modem and then have the wireless plugged in to it for the laptops ?

figured I would ask before I started playing with it.

thanks
 

Answer:wired router + wireless router = hmm

Just turn off DHCP on the Linksys and connect the WAN port on it to one of the ports on your D-Link router. Should look and taste the same as far as your wife is concerned. Then just connect the D-Link to everything else and the internet.
 

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I have just moved into a flat and there is already a bt broadband connection there. How can I access my friends connection?Currently he has a speedtouch hardwired modem. He no longer has his letter with isp / username and password and bt are hopeless when you call them..someone sugested a hardwired ethernet connection??(no idea) My friend does not like wireless routers so how can we both be connected and online at the same time in two different bedrooms? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I spent a lot of time online and on my laptop..ThanksAlix

Answer:help wired router / wireless router??

You need a wired ADSL router and long (10m+) RJ45 cable. Your friend will need a network card in his machine if it doesn't already have one as the USB connection won't work with a router.I like Netgear kit myself but there are plenty to choose from; click hereDon't go to PCWorld etc for cables; click hereYou want a `patch` cable from the above link, not a crossover.It is also possible to use Internet Connection Sharing from your friend's PC which won't involve a router but your friend may object to having two cables hanging from the PC (one for incoming internet, one for sharing the connection with your machine) click here A call to BT with the relevant personal details will enable your friend to find out the password.At a pinch, running this click here and looking under `Secrets` may reveal it

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I am having problems with my wireless adapter Cisco Router Linksys X2000, can I use it as a wired router into my network socket on the cpmputer please if so how do I achieve it Thanks

Answer:Can I use a Wireless Router as a Wired router

It has 3 x 10/100 Ethernet Ports, so you can connect via Ethernet cables. Usually the first port connects from DSL. Second and third to a computer's network card.

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a little help here... I have read several threads but nothing really pertains to my exact situation.

I currently have a home where I can't get Internet service, but I do have a network setup for file sharing with several computers and devices hooked to a router. I have a mobile hotspot that I want to use to give my current network access to the Internet also. I have a spare router that I can use as a wireless bridge (hopefully), which is a D-Link DIR-615. The mobile hotspot has no Ethernet or USB ports so I have to wirelessly connect the hotspot to the spare router and then connect from that router to my existing router which is already connected to my home network. The router that is already connected is a nether router. I'm not sure of the exact model.
Is this possible? If so, can you please inform me of what I have to do to set this up correctly? Do I have to flash the spare router with a specific firmware, or is it capable of doing what I'm looking to do with it?
 

Answer:Help using old router as wireless bridge

The DIR-615 does not have that feature natively. You could try DD-WRT firmware, depending on the Revision. I did not check to see if there is Tomato firmware.
 

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I just moved and my roommate has a wireless network. He has a wireless G router that his computers have no problem with. My poopy usb compaq 80211.b adapter, however, disconnects every 2 minutes. I'm sitting a floor above the router, so there shouldn't be any problems.

I just wanted to know if there was any way to salvage my linksys BEFW11S4 and make it a bridge before I go drilling a hole for cat5. I have XP and I tried the whole services.msc/wireless zero config utility to try to fix it but it didn't work.

Plz help and thx

Mo
 

Answer:Can I use my wireless router as a bridge?

use netstumbler to see how much signal strength you have, maybe see if your room mate wants to get a signal amplifier so you can get better signal strength. also, ask him if he has his wireless power turned down on his AP. i know on my router i can set the wireless power settings from 100% to 75%, 50%, 25%, 12.5%.
 

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Can any recommend where to buy a cheap wireless router or bridge.Doesn't have to be anything fancy, just able to connect a PC to another device (wirelessly of course)TIA tas

Answer:Wireless router or bridge

I found a very good deal for a Belkin DSL Router on eBuyer, its the cheapest I've been able to find. 36.14 for Belkin 54g WiFi Cable/DSL Router. click hereCharence

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?
 

Answer:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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So Right now you can get the Netgreat MR814 wireless router for under $30 new from amazon and other plcaes.
Its a Router, 4 port switch, wireless access point all in one. The problem is, really old machines can't take wireless cards, so you need a wireless-ethernet bridge. And they stlil cost $80 or so. Very annoying. But I was thinking, and there must be a way to hack a firmware for the MR814, so that it acts as a bridge instead of a router? It has all the components it needs. It just needs to use them a little differently. Plus I bet most people could use this same trick for thier PlayStation2's. Has anyone done anything like this before, or done anything similar with another cheap router brand? Lemme Know.
 

Answer:Wireless Router as Wireless Bridge

I've done this with an SMC Barricade WiFi router. All I did was turn off the built in DHCP server. Uplinked it to my wired switch and then just statically assigned my laptop (WiFi) with an IP in the same subnet, DNS, and gateway as my Wired network... That's it, works exactly like a Wired to WiFi bridge.

The only possible *gotcha* is don't use the "WAN" port on the WiFi router. all the other ports are fair game though. I turned off the DHCP server because it would only assign itself as the gateway, and since I have a very nice firewall/router already in place I didn't need to use the barricade as a firewall/router.
 

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Ok so here is the deal,

i have a wireless modem in the basement where the line come into the house- cant put it upstairs because there is a problem with the phone line and the DSL keeps dropping.

My computer is on the second floor, the laptops have no issue because they are wireless but my tower isn't wireless.

so i have a DIR-615 WIRELESS N ROUTER in the office upstairs and i was hoping to use it to access the wireless network that originates in the basement,

Signal is fine but i have no idea how to set my D link router to act as an access point to the network,

any ideas

thanks

A.
 

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I just spotted this and thought it might be of interest here.

I have one of these, and it works really well as a WAP and a wireless bridge, both of which usually cost quite a bit more. Of course, it's also a router, but they're a dime a dozen.

Zyxel - Prestige 330W Wireless Internet Sharing Router - P330W

Hard to go wrong for $18 shipped free! We see a number of requests each week for wireless bridging capability, this is as cheap as it gets!
 

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I have a Sony Blu-Ray player with preinstalled apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc. it is not wireless capable and too far from my router to run a wire. After doing some searches I found out that it is a possibility I can turn one of my other routers into a wireless bridge. But so far I have had no success in getting it to work. My router is a Netgear WNDR3400v2 and the router I want use as a bridge is a SageMCom 1704. It's worth noting that the 1704 router was acquired through Windstream and has their logo on the box and the configuration page for the router. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. The 1704 has the option to enable wireless bridge. One option Enable asks for the MAC of the remote router. I put in the MAC of the Netgear and nothing happened. The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the Netgear (broadcast SSID is enabled). There is another option called Quickbridge and it was suggested that that option be enabled and then the 1704 be plugged into the Netgear and still nothing happened. The Netgear didn't even register that the 1704 was connected. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Step by step instructions are preferable to technical details.
 

Answer:Use SageMCom router as a wireless bridge

The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the NetgearClick to expand...

Maybe the Netgear is using a wireless mode (e.g., 802.11n) that the 1704 does not support?
 

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I'm running a clark connect box, and would like all computers on my network use it's assigned IP addresses. I've been trying to figure out how to make my DD-WRT'd linksys router to not assign its own addresses. I've tried disabling DHCP, and changing the WAN port to a switch port. No luck so far. Any help would be appreciated. I'd like to get this working before I give pfsense a try.
 

Answer:How to configure DD-WRT router as a wireless/lan bridge

Not all too different from this...
http://www.linksysinfo.org/portal/forums/showthread.php?t=47118

But honestly...in the "Help" section of the DD-WRT web admin...doesn't get any better than that.
 

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I want to set up a wireless home network. I have a computer in my office and want to setup a computer for my son in his bedroom. I have a ZyXel P-600 series DSL modem with service through Earthlink. I purchased an Airlink Super G wireless router model: AR430W. I was told I had to bridge them.
How do I do do this?
 

Answer:Bridge DSL modem with wireless router

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I am curious as to how far the range is on router/bridges with different dBm levels.
What is the distance for approximate 16-18dBm?

I need a wireless bridge that works at 1000ft apart (measured approximately 340 yards between). There is only 1-2 small trees in the path, so it's a clear shot between both houses. My uncles house is on an open field, along with my house. Check out the image to explain how I need my network setup.

If anyone can explain the distances of the signal strengths and maybe throw out a few choices to pick from that would be awesome.

*If I can get it from Newegg than that's a plus.
*Hope to get a bridge that's equal to or less than $150-ish (per each unit, so $300-ish total for both houses).

Anyway thanks ahead of time for any help or anything you all post. I really appreciate all the help you all give me.

~King
 

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Hi,

I have a Thompson cable router/modem that provides phone and internet connection. It runs the wireless LAN on which I have various computers and devices around the house.

I recently bought a Sony TV with internet connectivity through either an Ethernet port on the back or a USB wireless dongle. And of course the only dongle that will work is the Sony one that costs 80! I should add that a direct Ethernet connection to the Thompson router is not possible.

So rather than pay The Man, I thought I might use one of the old wireless routers I have lying around courtesy of various old ISPs. (I'm currently thinking of using a Huawei HG556 supplied by Vodafone). It strikes me as feasible to:

(a) run an Ethernet cable from the TV to the HG556
(b) set up the HG556 as a bridge
(c) create a wireless link from the HG556 to the Thompson router

and so provide the TV with access to the net (as well as to photos and movie files on computers etc linked to the LAN)

The problem is actually doing it!

The Thomson router's manual suggests that once I have configured a bridge, I only need to tell it the device's (i.e. the HG556) MAC address. The difficult bit is configuring the HG556. Its manual suggests that I have to configure PPPoA and VCI and all sorts of technobabble that makes me feel small and vulnerable.

Can anyone say whether this project is doable and, if so, talk me through it please?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Wireless bridge to Cable router

who supplied the router - often they have firmware specific to the ISP- virgin, talktalk etc
where in the world are you - ireland ?
 

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I have been using a wireless router to acces the internet and serve as an access point for other computers around the house. I have two computers connected to the Netgear MR18v2 router, one computer upstairs hooked up to a Netgear Wireless Bridge WGE101 and a laptop with a wireless card.

I recently tried to set a static ip address for the computer connected to the bridge and I also enabled port forwarding on the router downstairs. After doing this, I am only able to access the internet with the one computer connected to the bridge. All the others are having trouble. When I checked the IP address for the computer connected to the router it was nothing but zeros. I am unable to access the internet or restore the port forwarding option for the router.

I am confused and do not have any clue of how to fix this problem. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem or encountered this before? I appreciate any help that is available
 

Answer:Wireless Router and Bridge problems

When you say "static IP" what do you mean? Which IP address did you try to make static - the external/public/WAN IP address your ISP issues you or one of the local/LAN IP addresses used by your PCs?

If you used what is generally referred to in the user manual as Static IP that is used for the external/WAN IP address from the ISP. I think it sounds like you did this which could explain why all the PCs cannot now access the internet. You need to reverse this change. I assume, therefore, you have a dynamic public IP address issued from your ISP (correct me if I am wrong).

To do what I think you want to do you should use the Address Reservation feature as described on page 8-8 and 8-10 of the MR814v1 user manual (MR814_v1_ref_manual.zip from the Netgear site - or the V2 if you use that) which is used to ensure a LAN IP address is always reserved for a specific PC on your local network. If you used the Static Routes feature (as described in 8-10 of the same manual) the purpose of that is not quite the same as I think you want (as I assume you do not want the PCs hanging off the bridge to be on a different subnet - correct me if my assumption is wrong).
 

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For some reason, my Zoom 5615 will not connect to the internet. Is there some reason this would happen? It's a bridge modem for God's sake. It should be automatically connecting through PPPoE, whether through router or direct connection to computer.

I am also trying to use a DIR-655 (on both of them).

It's weird. At some point it worked (on both of them). After alot of resetting and power cycling. But then it just stopped working. And this is happening on two of them, one I bought for a friend and one I bought myself. Hard to say it's a faulty modem although I guess it's possible.
 

Answer:Cannot connect with DSL bridge modem and wireless router

call your service provider... you are paying your bills right?
 

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Hi all

So my current setup is:

Virgin media modem in modem mode
2x Linksys WRT54GL with Wireless bridge using DD-WRT (1x in back bedroom, 1x in lounge)
2x laptops (wireless), 3x mobiles connected.

But i have recently upgraded to a 100mbps connection and the good old Linksys are just not cutting it anymore, So i am after a replacement system. I am currently looking at ASUS RT-N66U N900 but as this is a fairly pricey router i am trying to work out if this will cut it on its own or if i need to bridge again.

ASUS RT-N66U N900 decent enough on its own?
Different or better router for similar price?
If im bridging can any one suggest a cheaper option?

Cheers in advance for any advice.
 

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Optimum provides a free Sagemcom wireless router ([email protected] 3965 CV) but hosts the configuration via web and then pushes the data to the device which limits flexibility. I want to add a wireless bridge to allow wireless to the 2nd floor of my house so I just picked up TRENDnet TEW-810DR (AC750). However, it appears I need to enable WDS mode but that would force me to use a WDS router and WDS devices. Would both routers need to know about each other? If so, it sounds like I won't be able to use the Sagecom as I don't have access to change that configuration. Are all devices WDS enabled? If so, I could just get another TRENDNET and get rid of the Sagemcom. Should I look for a router that doesn't force WDS and WDS devices?

Note: Before configuring WDS, please ensure the following first:
1. Make sure different IP addresses are assigned to each WDS supported wireless device used for bridging. (ex. 192.168.10.1,192.168.10.2, 192.168.10.3) to avoid IP address conflict. See page 34 for changing the LAN IP address.
2. If you are using more than one WDS supported router, please make sure the LAN DHCP server is enabled on only one and disabled on all others to avoid IP address conflict. See page 35 for DHCP server options.
3. Configure the same wireless channel and use the same on all WDS supported wireless devices. See page 20 for configuring basic wireless settings.
4. Configure the same wireless security and key on all WDS supported devices. See page 15 for configuring wi... Read more

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Im moving my PC to our "bonus" room above the garage as it is alot colder in there then in my room. That room however has no phone line, so I can't connect my DSL modem, and CAT5 from the modem to my PC. Im my other room were using a BELKIN wireless ethernet bridge to have our internet and that works perfectly. I dont have the time to wait right now to order another one, but I do have 4 linksys wireless "G" routers in my closet, can I make this function as a bridge? Thanks
 

Answer:Can I use a spare linksys wireless router as a bridge?

What are the specific models and revisions of the routers you have? Many WRT54gs can be loaded with open source firmware but some cannot. Using open source firmware will allow you to put the router in WDS mode, repeating the signal from the same network.

Jeff
 

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I am just curious as to whether it is possible to bridge 2 networks together. One being a traditional router network with internet access and the other an adhoc wireless network. I know how to do the bridging process, just wondering if it will work, allowing internet access to the wireless network.
 

Answer:can you bridge adhoc wireless to a network with router

Add a second card to one of the Ad-Hoc Network and you can Bridge.



P.S. It would work but the result would not be as stable as a regular Wireless Network.
 

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Afternoon All,My Broadband connection is currently with Telewest. The broadband modem is connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 cable router. This was setup almost 2 years ago by myself, so once it was setup and working the knowledge of what I had done soon dwindled.Well, it looks like I'll need to gen up again as I need to find out about wireless networks.I have a PSP as well as a Nintendo DS both with wireless capability.Can I connect a wireless router to my current setup in order to service the new consoles?If so, what would the best kit to use. Also, a dummy guide would be useful if any can help.If anyone can then it would be most appreciated.Regards,Patrick.

Answer:Wireless to Wired Router

You could use a wireless access point to connect to your wired network click here

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We presently have (2) users off the present router. There will be a 3rd joining.
Attempting to get the straight story on whether:

- Are Wireless routers as secure as wired routers. Like from malicious software routines, or any other methods of breaching the system.

- Are there ways of breaching the connection besides by being within so many feet of the router itself while having access to the assigned username/password ?

- Any one including visitors using the WiFi connection must be given the username/password, right?

- The pc's must be equipped for WiFi compatibility, right? Or else plug in a usb device to make it do so?

- Speed: presently we are using a linksys router -- ethernet cable/dsl router. model BEFSR41.
How might a router like the new Netgear R6300 compare? In terms of speed and security.
 

Answer:wireless vs wired router

They can be secure, depends on the security methods used.

Possible, but not likely. Of course it all depends on the type of data that you are really trying to protect. No real reason for anyone to expend a lot of time trying to hack into a secure network just to get internet access.

You can provide visitors complete access via l/p, limited access via l/p, or limited access without login. All depends on how you want to provide access.

Any PC will need a NIC and cable for wired access, or a wireless NIC for wifi access.

Wired will always be faster, regardless of router. There are some speed differences(for wifi) between router brands/models and even between the same model with different firmware versions. For the most part, it's a non issue.
 

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OK, did a quick look-through, couldn't find anything similar, so here goes.

I'm in China as a teacher, and thanks to concern over tracking what everyone says on the internet, it's very difficult to set up a wireless router.

At this school, I've had to use ICS to go from my laptop (wired to the internet) and bounce the internet signal wirelessly off a wireless router so I can get my iPod and wife's Netbook connected.

Well, there's a new teacher here with two MacBooks. Apparently, the login protocol this school uses for each computer's internet account is 802.1X, which their IT guy claims is not usable on a Mac. Only computers running Windows (and the login protocol program they give you) can connect to the school's internet.

So, there IS a WinXP based desktop in the guy's apartment. What I want to do is set up ICS this way:

Internet => WinXP Desktop, NIC 1 =>ICS with NIC 2 => DLink Wireless router => two MacBooks

Is this possible? I tried setting up ICS and manually giving an IP address to the wireless router and then the MacBooks, but no go. Do I need to just turn the router into an access point? Or something else? Thanks!

FYI: there are two possible wireless routers I can use - the DLink that was left in the guy's apartment, or he brought his AirPort with him.

Also bear in mind that the WinXP on the desktop is not a legit copy and it's also only in Chinese, so I need some very s... Read more

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Hey guys, I am looking into a good router that has both wireless connection and wired..

I need atleast 4 ethernet ports, which seems to be the standard, and some wireless for a laptop..


What is exactly the best?
 

Answer:Best Wireless/Wired Router

By and far, the Linksys WRT54g has proven the most succesfull and reliable out of many wireless routers. Very easy to setup and maintain, alot of options and features for a consumer grade router, VERY popular with 3rd party firmware makers, so you have your options of flashing the router to very flexible and powerful 3rd party firmware, if you so desire.

Mine has gone through gigs of movie and pron downloads, music, games ect..ect.. and it just keeps on going. The wireless is also very stable and good range. Make sure you flash with the newest firmware, as it adds more security features and stablity.

Plus, Linksys is now owned by Cisco, so nothing but good can come from that.
 

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Righ i have a wireless router on 1 side of the house me on the other i have a desktop pc and a laptop sitting right next to each other, the laptop's internal wireless card is as usefull as a petrol filled fire extinguisher (it doesn't reach router) it has a usb wireless adapter that reaches though,...the desktop pc doesnt have a wireless card and i cant afford one atm.... (doing a levels)i have sum crossover cables, but ICS has been nothing more than a pain in the a*se. What else could i use* all i want to do is share the wireless connection of my laptop to the pc as well as share files (only with my pc not rest of computers in my house)follow this link for a pic ,drawn in ms paint :) that shows what the network sort of looks like click here

Answer:Wireless to wired router? ics?

all sharing the same broadband connection means that apart from anything else that there will be bandwidth issues - at times everything will be painfully slow.There's no easy answer to your problem, as far as internet access on your PC is concerned, unless you can run an Ethernet cable to the router.Sharing files with your PC should be easier - you can do that via a cable connection to the laptop.

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I am now running a 2 router setup, 1 wireless and 1 wired both linksys. They are a bit older and I need to upgrade my wireless because it does not give a strong signal and my laptop internet is slow. If I buy a new wireless N linksys will I be able to run my same set up? Or if someone can help me advise me what to do?
 

Answer:Wireless/Wired router

Yes it will work, just run the Linksys setup and connect it like you had the old one connected
 

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I am currently connected via BT Voyager 210 adsl - a wired usb connection which now works fine after several weeks of trouble. I occasionally connect another pc via an ethernet cable which again works fine.I am about to buy a laptop and would like to retain the existing wired connection but to be able to somehow link wirelessly from it to the new laptop. Is this possible?

Answer:One router two pcs one wired one wireless

The best way of doing this is to get an ADSL router.I just bought a Billion 5200G from More Computersclick hereThis is quite simple to setup, you give it your ADSL settings and set up a wireless network following the instructions on the disk.You can then plug your current PCs in to the ethernet ports, and use the wireless connection for the laptop.

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I have a Linksys Router BEFSR41 in which I have two computers hooked up to. I want to add a third computer but want to make it wireless. Is there a router that I can purchase that will be accomadate my two "wired" computers and my one "wireless" computer?

Thanks

Nancy
 

Answer:Which router can I use for wired and wireless?

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I'm planning on buying a router to share my dsl connection. I've been thinking on getting a wireless since I won't have to mess with cables..but at the same time, I dont know if wireless will be a problem if one pc is upstairs and the other downstars. I have never used a wireless so I don't know their typical range. Another thing is..will I need a 11mb or 54mb? We won't be doing many transferring of files between computers..we're just going to share the dsl connection.

If anyone has experience using a particular wireless router, post what's good and what to stay away from. I'm currently considering the Netgear MR814NA.
 

Answer:Router - Wired or Wireless?

Well, wireless is not as secured as wired, but if you are going wireless, i would suggest 8011g wireless.
 

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could i get a wireless router and connect to my wired router or would it be easier to just use th wireless

Answer:wireless router to wired

Wireless routers usually come with 4 wired ports so that you can use both, I have 1 wired and 2 wireless with mine.

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I am looking to add a linux sat receiver to my current wireless network at home.

The sat receiver is a TM-9100 and it has the ability to change IP address to whatever you want/ need.

Basically I want to connect a gaming adaptor with a short ethernet cable to the TM-9100 so I can access the hard drive on the 9100 via my wireless network, there is one ethernet connection on the 9100.

Yesterday I aquired a Belkin Wireless G Gaming Adapter F5D7330UK, my router is a Linksys WAG300N with 3 laptops connected via wireless. The IP of the router is 192.168.1.1, the laptops are set at 192.168.1.51, 192.168.1.52 and 192.168.1.53 and are all running Windows XP home.

The Gaming adaptor has a 'out of the box IP' 192.168.2.225. I did change the IP of the gaming adaptor to 192.168.1.100 in the beginning, but it still would not work.

I tried channels 8, 10 and 11 at various times, I made sure all the wireless units were on the same channel each time.

I previously had my 9100 connected via a crossover cable direct to laptop with IP 192.168.1.51 and it connected to the internet no problem.

Now my dilema, I want to connect the gaming adaptor to my 9100 with a short cable, but, when I was trying it out last night I could only connect to either the router or the adaptor, but not both together.

I did try changing the ip address of the adaptor and 9100 but it didn't work, at least I couldn't get it to work.

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Answer:wireless network bridge, router, xp and linux query

anyone know how I can get it to work?

thanks
 

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So I live in a dorm and all we have is WiFi, there is no Ethernet ports. My problem is that the network does not allow local communication (Device > Device) and I have some device Chromecast, Steam Streaming, and etc that I would like to use but can't. I have a Linksys WGA600N Wireless gaming bridge and would like to use that to connect to a router (I have a Dlink Xtreme Duo wireless N Bridge/Router) how can I go from the Linksys bridge to the Dlink Router. I have tried a few different ways but i'm not sure what I need to do to make the IP's work. I know you have to make the bridge the gateway but im not sure how.

This is the Dlink router/bridge: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-sol...dap-1522-xtreme-n-duo-wireless-n-access-point

This is the gaming bridge: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3749678

Extra notes: Our school uses MAC Address filtering but we can register devices, not sure if this is significant or not.
 

Answer:Using a wireless bridge and router to create a local network

For a local network you can just use a router.

Check with the IT department to see if a wireless router or access point is permitted in the dorms.

Check with the IT department to see if they approve of your bridge/router idea, and for any help you need to connect the bridge to their network.
 

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I have a wireless setup. D-Link Access point to D-Link bridge, antenna accross to another building where another antenna and bridge is linked to the company switch.

Link lights are all on. The PC's can see eachother and I can ping the bridge.

I cannot ping the company router attached to the switch.

Any thoughts on this?
 

Answer:Wireless AP to bridge to router. Links lights, but no action!

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hello all.

i recently replaced a bad dsl modem with a adaptec dsl gateway (the gt-704 model, NO wireless).

this was fine until my bro started to visit and he started complaining of the lack of wireless internet. my wife just bought a laptop too so they both needed wireless. i bought a d-link di-524 wireless b/g router and hooked i up to my dsl gateway (the gateway has the model and 4-port router built into one machine).

i cannot get any wireless internet. i get a strong signal in the house, but when my computer tries to get an ip, it cannot do so.

my buddy says i need to configure my adaptec dsl gateway into a brige now, saying that i no longer want it to do the routing, just act as a modem (since i have the d-link router hooked up now).

is this the problem? what set up procedure to do?

thanks in advance for any input.
 

Answer:Wireless router hooked up to DSL Gateway, config to bridge?

The best solution is to configure the D-Link as a switch and wireless access point. Following is JohnWill's procedure. That router has auto-sensing ports so you do NOT need a cross-over cable.

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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Hello,
Before I go on, you probably should know that my house layout is like an H. Previously had an (unsecured) static network set up. The dining room was in the upper left corner of the house, and my bedroom is in the lower left. The router covered most of the house, but my bedroom is next to the kitchen, lots of metal and stone, so I needed to set up a repeater/bridge. This allowed my iPod touch and MacBook to connect, and my Debian machine to use the LAN port on the back of the bridge so I could run my SSH/web server (hence the static IP). However, I've had to move the router/modem to the lower right, and I need to keep using the bridge, now with a switch in the LAN port with the Debian box and another Linux machine to work. I reset the router entirely, so I'm back on DHCP, which I'll change later. The problem lies in the repeater. It connects to my network (belkin54g) but assigns my iTouch the address 168.254.6.9, which I learned is a link-local address. The time I did get it working, I plugged in the switch and it went dead. How can I set up the bridge and switch to work together? What am I doing wrong? Might I need to do anything special afterwards to get static working properly?

Thanks!

PS The two Debian boxes have no GUI (Xorg), and ifconfig doesn't return anything, just another shell prompt.
 

Answer:Solved: New Router Location, need help with Wireless Bridge and Switch?

I noticed my iPod connects, but not my MacBook, and when I plug in the switch, the whole network dies. Any suggestions?
 

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Want to connect an xbox to my wireless network using a client bridge configuration on dd-wrt flashed router (old style xbox). I have other devices I would like to network like a internet enabled blu-ray. But I want to get the xbox going first.

I'm looking for something capable of at least 150 'n' transmission rates that I can flash most like dd-wrt (Although I will look at other firmware) and run in client bridge mode?

I have a 'g' router flashed in the configuration to help re-locate a phone for a VoIP phone line. So my NETGEAR WNDR3700 router seems friendly to it. I need to replace it as I'm afraid the 'g' connection is pulling down my 'n'-mode on my lower band. So I'm really looking for two. So far this its been far more reliable than the Phone to ethernet adapter I need for the phone.

I don't want to pay a whole lot of money, but I'll pay up to another $20 more per unit if it gets me better reliability.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Looking for a lower cost 'Client Bridge' Wireless Router

Are you opposed to something like a powerline network adapter? They are much more reliable, better latency, and obviously less susceptible to interference.

I switched from bridged wireless to these about a year ago, I will never go back. No configuration (well, you don't have too) and away you go!
 

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.

Or

It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 192.168.1.1 channel 6

Router 2 192.168.1.2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.
 

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I did a search and I know that you CAN do hook up cat 5 to a router and have a wireless connection at the same time, but is there any performance loss by doing it?

(Comps will be a windows me hardwired and a windows xp home laptop will be wireless).

Also, has anyone encountered any problems doing that with any certain router? I'm thinking of getting a linkys wireless G or maybe a dlink.
 

Answer:A few questions about wired+wireless on same router..

I recommend the Linksys WRT54G just like everybody else.

1 wired and 1 wireless should be perfectly fine unless there are problems with the individual systems.
 

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I recently won the parkervision SignalMAX one mile router. The problem is, my father has a linksys wired firewall router that he doesn't want to get rid of. I currently set up the wireless router to work with the wired one by plugging my PC's connection to one of the LAN ports in the wireless. It works and everything but I don't know to how to access the wireless router (192.168.150.1) so I can configure the thing with some security. Can anyone help me out as to if this is possible or not? Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Can this be done?

I have a cable modem going into a Linksys BEFSR41 router ... then i have a rj-45 going into my Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router.

Is it possible for me to get everything on my network to see each other?

I have 2 computers connected to the wired router. On the wireless router i have a wireless laptop connected and a wired desktop.

Thanks!

-md
 

Answer:Connecting a wireless & wired router to each other ...

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Hi All,
I have a odd question.
I just got a Airlink101 wireless 4 port router (AR325W). $15.00 at fry's. Great buy, and had to get it.
I want to just use the wired setup. Not the wireless.
How do I turn off the wireless part. I do not want to use it yet, and I do not want anyone else to use my connection over the air. My home computers are already set up in a wired network. This is my first router, so I'm a bit unused to router jargin. I did a quick scan of the complete manual, and saw how to set up the wired and wireless part, but nothing about turning it off the wireless. Maybe it is as simple as not connecting the antenna. I don't know. Anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks in advance for you response
KLund1
 

Answer:How to NOT setup a wireless router? Wired only

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Okay. My current setup is this:

Linksys BEFSR41 4-Port Wired Router and a Linksys EFAH08W 8 Port Wired Hub connected together from uplink port to uplink port.

I now have a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster. I found a document on Linksys's website on how to connect the wireless router to my standard router, but I have a hub as well and for now I will still need it.

Now, what I was thinking of doing was to replace the BEFSR41 wired router with the WRT54GS Wireless-G router. Then hook my wired 8 port hub up to the wireless router. But, the wireless router has no uplink port, just "1, 2, 3, 4, and Internet." So...could I use a crossover cable from one of the numbered ports of the wireless router to connect the hub, would that work?

Meh, I'm pretty much dumb with networking. I researched exactly what I needed to know to hook up my wired network years ago, then forgot it all when the work was done. Any advice is appreciated on how to connect this all up. Easiest way preferred
 

Answer:Connecting Wireless Router to Wired

Yes, if neither the router or the hub has auto-sensing ports, you use a crossover cable. However, the Linksys WRT54GS ports are auto-sensing, so any cable will do. I think simply replacing the wired router with the wireless one will be the easiest path to the upgrade.
 

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I have a wired internet router hooked up to an xbox and a computer on the first floor of my house and i want to hook up internet to the upstairs computer. I cannot run an ethernet cable to the upstairs. I need to keep using the wired router I have which is a Microsoft MN-100. Is there a way to get wireless internet to the upstairs computer? Can I hook up some kind of wireless internet router to the existing wired router?

Answer:wireless internet with wired router

dunno if getting another cable modem would work

cable out --> cat5--> modem --> xbox

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The Setup: Cable Modem to a wire only Cisco-Linksys Router. To the router is a wired hub and a wired wireless Belkin router (F5D6231-4). I set the Belkin router to wireless access point mode (so wireless computers can stay on the same subnet & see their wired counterparts). As far as I can see, I have no control over the way the Belkin configures the wireless network that was created.

The Problem: I want to secure the network, at least make it so only certain MAC addresses can use the thing. If I set the router to be a router again it lets me configure the broadcasting/filtering/wep, etc... but the wireless computers don't see the wired ones, which defeats the purpose of the network. In access point mode, its wide open (though in the basement and doesn't get too far beyond the walls of the house).

Anyone got any ideas?
 

Answer:Wired/Wireless Router Security

Can't you use the setup as now, with the two routers linked on the LAN side for each, and set the Belkin in normal router mode? Just rig it to the same subnet with a different DHCP range, and have it give the Wired router as the gateway address.
 

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Hello everyone,

I've been researching this for about an hour trying to figure out the best way to do this.

I'm an EMT and I work 24 hour shifts. We have a station in a business complex and there is a restaurant across the street with free wifi. We can connect to it, but barely. We get low speed and frequent disconnects. They know we use it and they don't mind. We pretty much eat there daily anyway.

I had an old omni directional antenna laying around, and made a cantenna with it. What I want to do is buy a cheap router with two antennas and replace one of the antennas with the cantenna. That way I could use the cantenna to reach the free wifi, and the non-directional antenna to broadcast to our station.

Now, I also have an xbox in the station that I would like to connect to the same router through ethernet.

So, my question is, can I connect my xbox through ethernet to the same router I'm using as a repeater? Thats what I couldn't find info on. If I can't then I'll probably end up buying a xbox wireless dongle and hooking up my cantenna to it.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Use Router as Repeater Wireless and Wired

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Recently I have started doing a lot of the networking for the company I work for, but I am running into some problems I was hoping you guys could help me with. We usually have rg-6 and cat 5 in about every room running back to our control panels so its not hard for me to hard wire anything if needed, that said:
My problem: When a customer has a mansion or 3 or 4 story house and I can?t get a good enough wireless signal across the house.
basically I am trying to connect wireless routers together to broadcast the same signal. They will be wired together I am not trying to connect them wirelessly to each other. Are there any standards for doing this? Because so far I am having a hell of a time. Especially If they are two different brands.
For example I have a Linksys wrt54g and a wrt54gs at my house. It is probably pretty simple but how do I connect these two devices together? I am betting that it is easier to connect two Linksys routers then two different name brand routers. For instance I have a customer with a wrt54gs and I have an On-Q Access point. I have this access point installed in the ceiling upstairs and it is hardwired to the wireless router downstairs. I can only manage to set it up to where if the customer is downstairs he has to connect to one ssid and if he is upstairs he has to connect to the other. After decoding what I am trying to ask can someone please point me in the right direction. I am not that great at networking yet and I am not sure what all t... Read more

Answer:wired connection from wireless router 2 WAP

The Brand does not matter.

It is done this way, http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

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I have the following:
Dlink DI-524 wireless router
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127143

Netgear wireless game adapter
http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-WGE111-Mbps-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B000637RGQ

and
Dlink di604
http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DI-604-Router-4-Port-Switch/dp/B000069K98

I used to have the wireless adapter hooked up to my gaming desktop for its internet access. I recently bought a 360 and want to have them both hooked up to the wireless. I would like to hook the wireless adapter to the di604, and have the pc and 360 hooked up to it. How could i go about doing this since there would be two routers?
 

Answer:wireless and wired router on same network

huh?
 

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Quick question. I just got a free P3 laptop that came with a Cisco Aironet 340 Series 11Mbps Wireless Lan Adapter. Right now in my home I have a Netgear RP614 wired router with an extra port. I was thinking about buying a cheapo wireless router or whatever I need and hook it up to the last port via crossover cable. Would this be possible? How much extra configuration would be needed? And what exactly is the difference between these 101mbps and 11Mbps cards?
 

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a wired one

get a WAP and just use your existing router...
 

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