linked wired network(downstairs) to mixed wired/wireless network (upstairs)

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Matt, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    HI

    Hope someone can hep me, I've tired to have a go myself but with no luck.

    Scenario:

    Upstairs:
    Ethernet DSL modem connection and Linux box both wired and connected to the
    back of Linksys Wrt54g running Samadhi2 - v2.00.8.6sv firmware, all wireless
    pcs/laptops both upstairs and downstairs connect to this on channel 6 using
    128WEP. - All machines connected to this setup can see each other and
    interact as they should.

    Downstairs:
    Two Tivo PVRs and one Desktop PC connected to a wired hub.

    What I want to achieve is connecting the downstairs setup to the upstairs
    setup.
    I have a spare Linksys WAP11 converted to Dlink AWP-900+ with 2.6 firmware
    and was thinking of using this to get the downstairs setup to talk to the
    upstairs setup. Is it possible and more importantly how?


    TIA

    Matt
     
    Matt, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. Matt

    Jay Guest

    Run a cable between the two?

    jay
     
    Jay, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Hi

    I was hoping for a way to connect the two setups wirelessly.

    Matt
     
    Matt, Feb 1, 2004
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  4. Matt

    deKay Guest

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    2004 19:59:45 -0000, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
    I have the following setup: (fixed width font time!)

    .PDA
    PC 1 .
    | . Netgear
    cable modem-- router -----3Com WAP . . . . . . Wireless
    & switch Bridge
    | |
    PC 2 |
    PC 3--(wired)Hub--Xbox
    |
    PS2

    The --- and | are wired links, the . . . are wireless. The right "half" of
    the diagram is downstairs, and the left "half" up. Everything can get on the
    internet, and see each other.

    Hope that helps!

    deKay
     
    deKay, Feb 2, 2004
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  5. Matt

    RobS Guest

    Hi Matt,

    I have a setup similar to you. What you need to do is connect the downstairs
    hub to a Wireless bridge and use this to connect wireless to the Linksys
    router. I'm a netgear user myself so I can't verify it's interoperability
    with the Linksys but the bridge I use is a Netgear WGE101. Works Great.

    Rob.
     
    RobS, Feb 8, 2004
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