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Extending Wireless Network Via Extra Router


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#1 shiday

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:19 PM

Hello, thanks for reading this...

I have a small home network consisting of 2 desktop pcs and a wireless laptop (connected through a Belkin Router..model f5d7230-4).

I want to also add 2 more desktop pcs that are in another room.

I have an extra Dlink G router (model DI-524). I want to know if I can pick up the wireless signal from the Belkin router and have the Dlink router connect the two desktop pcs to be added with ethernet cables.


So to say it differently.... I want the Dlink router to pick up the wireless signal (that already exists), then have it route internet to the two desktop pcs via ethernet cable.

Any help would be much appreciated!!

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:03 PM

The 524 is well known for being difficult to configure as a wireless bridge or access point. If you're in for a battle, I'm game to help! Let me know!

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:59 PM

Just a suggestiong like that... If the dlink is a pain why not use the D-link as the main and use the belkin as the bridge...

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:02 PM

why dongt you just hard wire the 2 pc's and connect the wireless tot he di-524, cutting down on the latency of having 2 routers. there is no need to further complicate things using another "hop", or router. if you had to for some reason, use the brlkin as the gateway router, wire the dlink to it, use dlink as access point , change the lan ip range on the dlink to something like 10.10.10.1, to reduce ip issues, select DHCP as the WAN connection protocol on the dlink. put some kind of security on the wireless, like 128 bit wep or something. simple enough. reboot the routers, starting with the belkin, then the dlink, reboot all the computers, you now have net and a lan.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:05 PM

Just thought of this you could also just install two wireless cards in the two extra pcs and connect that way... Alot simpler and not extremely expensive...

Darn... Why didn't I think of this before...

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 01:25 PM

The easiest way to do this (IMO) is to set the main network up on the wired router using DHCP. Then, setup the wireless router as an access point with DHCP disabled. Keep the IP settings on the wireless router separate from those on the wired router and everything should work fine (that's how I've got mine setup).

Here's the IP's
Wired router - 192.168.0.1
Wired PC 1 - 192.168.0.2
Wired PC 2 - 192.168.0.3
Wired PC 3 - 192.168.0.4
Wired PC 4 - 192.168.0.8
Wired PC 5 - 192.168.0.9
Wireless router - 192.168.0.99 (limiting available IP's from 192.168.0.50 to 192.168.0.98)
Wireless laptop - 192.168.0.50
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