How to run two routers for 802.11b and 802.11g?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Mike Harris, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Mike Harris

    Mike Harris Guest

    I have recently upgraded from Linksys BEFW11S4 (802.11b) to D-Link
    DI-624 (802.11g). I first unplugged my Linksys and hooked up
    everything to the D-Link. It works fine, except that when a laptop
    with B only mode connects to the network. You know what happens in
    mixed modes :-(

    I was wondering if I could use the Linksys to handle B only traffic
    and D-Link to handle G only traffic. Since we only have one DSL
    connection, I was wondering what the best way to hook these two
    routers up would be?

    Mike Harris, Jan 1, 2004
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  2. Mike Harris

    Tom Scales Guest

    Turn off the router features of the Linksys to turn it into an AP.
    Set the D-Link to G only.

    Interesting that you are having this problem, though. My experience with the
    Linksys WRT54G shows that in a home environment, a B client does not slow
    down the G clients.

    Tom Scales, Jan 1, 2004
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  3. Mike Harris

    News Account Guest

    Run each of them on channels (1 and 11 for example) that don't overlap and
    give them different SSID's.

    Don Woodward
    News Account, Jan 1, 2004
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