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Wireless router to access point


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#1 Travis22

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:58 PM

Here's my situation. I have a wireless netgear router (WGR614 v5) in my bedroom that plugs in to my cable modem and PC via CAT5. I want to put cisco access point (AP340) in living room for xbox, but can't get it to communicate w/netgear router in bedroom unless it is plugged in to netgear via cat5 (then I can ping). As soon as I unplug from netgear, I lose connection to access point. They are in close proximity so distance/walls not a problem. What do I need to do so that I can communicate wirelessly between the two? I have them on the same subnet and using same WEP key and SSID. Netgear is set to allow 802.11 "b and g" connections. I am familiar with wired networks but not much with wireless. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 06:03 PM

Is there a reason you are choosing a cisco ap? I have had problems in the past getting cisco and linksys working together.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:37 PM

I am using cisco because I had some spare equipment. I was able to get a cisco bridge to communicate w/my netgear but as soon as I plug in a CAT6 cable, it drops the wireless and acts as a console. I was hoping to use it as a wireless station that I could plug a switch into in my living room for gaming, but for now i decided to run a CAT6 to my back bedroom. that solves the problem and was very cheap (free for me). thanks for the response. I'm good to go for now, just have to run the cable under the house when the weather warms up a bit.
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