Linking two Wireless Routers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Id3_Freak, May 29, 2005.

  1. Id3_Freak

    Id3_Freak OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have a Westell DSL Wireless router and a Netgear Wireless router. I have two XP machines connected to the Westell (one wired one wireless). I have another machine I want to connect to the Netgear downstairs. Since I can't run a cable downstairs I thought I'd try to connect the two routers somehow. They both have RIP and Route capabilities but I'm not sure what to do.

    Any help would be appreciated...
     
  2. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    You need a Wireless Bridge. :) That should do the trick.
     
  3. Id3_Freak

    Id3_Freak OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Actually, I have two machines attached to the Netgear router. Will a wireless bridge still work for that?
     
  4. Id3_Freak

    Id3_Freak OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Is a wireless bridge the same as a wireless repeater?
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Go to the web sites for the routers you have. See if they can be configured as a wireless bridge.

    "Is a wireless bridge the same as a wireless repeater?"
    Umm, ahhh, sort of. For a repeater to work it is essentially bridging two seperate Wireless LANs.

    The issue you will run into is which router is assigning DHCP addresses. You may need to setup static addresses on your remote wireless LAN.

    Post the Model numbers for the Westall and the Dlink and we can look at what capabilities they have built in.
     
  6. Id3_Freak

    Id3_Freak OSNN One Post Wonder

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    They are: Westell 327W and Netgear MR814