Can my wireless router get an ip from another wireless router?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by jd, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. jd

    jd Guest

    i plug my pc into the rj45 port on my linksys router and get a 192.168.1.101
    address.
    How can I make my wireless router get an ip from a wireless router
    downstairs?
    Thank you.
     
    jd, Apr 10, 2005
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  2. jd

    DLink Guru Guest

    there are two answers to this.
    1. connect a cable between the ethernet port of router one to the WAN port
    of router 2, but that will not allow you to also give IPs to any computer
    connected to router 2 from router 1 DHCP service. If you want all computers
    connected to both routers to get thier IPs from router #1 then you connect a
    cable from router 1 ethernet port to router 2 ethernet port and disable the
    DHCP server on router 2.
    2. to do this wirelessly your router must beable to be placed in AP mode or
    repeater mode. Some can do this, but most dont.

    Robert....
     
    DLink Guru, Apr 10, 2005
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  3. You probably can't. Very few consumer priced routers can be DHCP
    clients on their LAN side.

    Simply assign it a fixed address in the right range. There's no
    benefit in DHCP for routers anyway (there's almost no benefit for home
    networks at all in fact....).
     
    Mark McIntyre, Apr 10, 2005
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