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#1 groom03

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 11:00 AM

We have two routers in our house, one is a netgear DG834G which we all use to share our broadband connection. The second is a linksys wrt54gc which i use for file, printer sharing and LAN gaming. on the linksys one i have no internet connection and would like to so i dont have to keep switching networks. If i plugged a wireless bridge into the WAN port on the linksys router would that pick up the wireless signal from the netgear router and give me the internet on my linksys router? and if i did use a bridge would i need two because my netgear router is already wireless and the bridge could pick up that signal


Please help this is all so confusing!


oh one more thing would the bridge, routers and all that need to be the same make?

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 07:15 PM

I am not completly sure but I will still give my advice.

First of all I would say you only need one wireless bridge since it should be able to communicate with the wireless router.

I don't think that all the parts have to be the same brand but they always work better when they are. I would suggest at least getting a netgear wireless bridge that will help getting the signal I would say.

The only thing I am not sure about is if you would have to run the ethernet cable to the WAN port or to a LAN port and configure some things... I would need someone else a little better in networking then me to clearify this.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for your help anyway.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 03:12 AM

I've got a reply from the message i sent to buffalo (the manufacturer) and they say i would need to plug the bridge into the LAn port on teh router.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 03:45 PM

That what I thought and the router would have an AUTO MDI/MDI-X that makes it almost like a crossover cable and the wireless bridge is communicating with the router just like if the wire was connected to the router.




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