Netgear RP614 Wired Router + Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by MH, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. MH

    MH Guest

    I've been reading about how it is possible to add a wireless router to
    an existing wired router. I've read that the wired router needs to
    have an uplink port to be able to do this.

    Is this possible? I don't think my RP614 wired router has an uplink
    port.

    Is there a URL with step-by-step instructions on how to configure the
    routers?

    Thanks.
     
    MH, Jul 21, 2003
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  2. Possibly what you want is a wireless access point rather than a wireless
    router.
     
    One of the Arthurs, Jul 22, 2003
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  3. MH

    MH Guest

    I really wanted a wireless access point but unfortunately I have to
    work with a wireless router instead.

    Does anybody have any experience in getting a Netgear RP614 to connect
    to a Netgear WGR614 and making the set up work?
     
    MH, Jul 22, 2003
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  4. Both of these models are routers with built-in switches. The WGR614 also
    has a wireless access point built-in. For both of these to operate on the
    same network, you'll need to disable some features and change some default
    settings on one of them. Since it sounds like you already have the
    wired-only router setup and working, I would recommend making these changes
    on the wireless router.

    What you want to disable on the wireless router is its DHCP server. Having
    two DHCP servers on the network is asking for trouble. Since both routers
    are Netgear, they probably have the same default IP address, so you'll want
    to change the wireless routers IP address to something that doesn't conflict
    with the IP address of the wired-only router (or any other static addresses
    you've assigned) AND is NOT within the range of address that the DHCP server
    on the wired-only router may assign. .I can't say how to do either of these
    things, as I have no Netgear equipment here. Be aware that you you'll need
    to change the settings on the wireless router BEFORE connecting it to the
    rest of your network. (Connect it to a single PC and nothing else, then use
    that PC to configure the wireless router).

    Once these settings are changed, the two routers should peacefully coexist
    on the same network.
     
    Michael Quinlan, Jul 23, 2003
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  5. MH

    MH Guest

    Thank you, Michael! That was exactly the kind of reply that I was
    hoping for. I'll give that a shot.

    :)
     
    MH, Jul 23, 2003
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