connect a wireless router to a wireless router wirelessly

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by tlampen, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. tlampen

    tlampen Guest

    I have 2 wireless routers (one is the netgear pre-N, the other a
    linksys (smaller version but not the travel router))
    I have one in the basement (netgear Pre-N) along with the cable modem.
    I want to have a wired connection on the 2nd floor but I don't want to
    run cables if I don't have too.
    Is there a way to setup the linksys to feed off the wireless signal of
    the netgear and allow it to use the 4 port wired switch as a wired
    switch? (esentially creating a wireless bridge without buying a
    wireless bridge.)

    thanks
    TL
     
    tlampen, Apr 3, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    Two wireless access points/routers cannot talk to each other. To do
    that you need a wireless Ethernet (client) bridge. Some wireless access
    points/routers can be put into that mode, but many cannot. Check the
    manual.
     
    John Navas, Apr 4, 2007
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