mn500 to mn500

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Chris, Feb 11, 2004.

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    Chris Guest

    is there a way to connect an mn500 to an mn500 and have
    them be on the same network, only one sharing internet?
    please help.
    Chris, Feb 11, 2004
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    Chris H. Guest

    Yes, using one as a base station/router and the other in access point mode.
    They need to be wired, however. Check out MVP Barb Bowman's columns on the
    Expert Zone in my signature line.
    Chris H., Feb 11, 2004
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    You need to set it up like this

    Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-500 #1
    MN-500 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 #2

    Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017

    Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500:

    MN-500 #1
    router mode
    LAN IP address at default of
    some SSID
    some WEP key
    channel 6

    MN-500 #2
    bridge mode
    LAN IP address at, outside of default DHCP range
    same SSID
    same WEP key
    channel 1

    If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base stations, people will
    be able to move between access points and get a connection. You need to
    non-overlapping channels for the base stations to prevent interference.
    Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping channels. There are more
    combinations if you only need two channels.
    Jason Tsang, Feb 11, 2004
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