Two wirless routers in the house?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by KraftDiner, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. KraftDiner

    KraftDiner Guest

    I have a Microsoft MN-510 and a Linksys WRT54G.
    Is it possible to have both of them running at the same time?
    ie.. connect one router to the other router via ethernet cable and have
    two networks?
    On separate channels?
    Would there be subnet issues?
    KraftDiner, Dec 31, 2005
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    bumtracks Guest

    dont know your two routers & their configs.

    fwiw i did that for a while, 2nd router allowed manual routing tables.
    the second router network was isolated from the gateway lan clients
    but was able to access the gateway routers network clients.

    had occasional snafu with it too is also was designed as a gateway router
    something would occasionally trigger, pulling a 2nd wan ip so suddenly would
    have two gateways as well. Certainly my isp could have complained sooner
    or later.
    bumtracks, Dec 31, 2005
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    I don't see why you could not configure the second router as a switch
    that would become a wire/wireless AP switch connecting it into one of
    the gateway router's LAN ports using a static IP from the gateway
    router. The switch could be on another channel with DHCP disabled making
    it a switch. However, all machines using the switch would be on the same
    network as machines on the gateway router and machines will be able to
    access each other.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Dec 31, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    Are you sure it is a MN-510 as this is a USB adaptor
    or did you mean a MN-500
    Rob, Dec 31, 2005
  5. KraftDiner

    KraftDiner Guest

    yes indeed a MN-500.. Sorry for the typo.
    KraftDiner, Dec 31, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    It is not very clear exactly what you wish to achieve but if you wish to
    use the MN-500 as an access point see the installation CD

    From Manual
    You have an existing network with a base station, gateway, or router,
    and want to use this base station as an access point. See the MN-500:
    Base Station Configuration Guide on the Setup CD
    Rob, Dec 31, 2005
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    KraftDiner Guest

    I want to have the computers that are only WEP capable to use the
    and those that are WPA enabled to use the Linksys WRT54G.
    KraftDiner, Jan 1, 2006
  8. Here is one setup I have assembled with 3 routers. I can access either
    wireless router so I will assume what you want to do is possible! ;-)


    (Speedstream 5861)_______SMCwirelessrouter____100ftCAT5___SMCwirelessrouter
    IIRC The 2 SMC routers both have their DHCP disabled, but the 1st SMC got
    it's LAN address changed to be included into the 5861's LAN's IP range and
    the second just has a static WAN IP address that is also in the 5861's LAN's
    IP range.
    I probably made this too complicated but it works, I can move files between
    computers and share a printer on 1 computer!!! ;-)

    I needed/wanted to set up the two wireless routers to have 2 wired & 1
    wireless accesses to the network. The first SMC router has a very limited
    transmitting range.

    (One out of many daves)
    dave AKA vwdoc1, Jan 2, 2006
  9. To correct my other post, the first to second and the second to third
    routers are both lan to lan connections.
    And not lan to wan.

    One out of many daves, Jan 2, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    How far apart were you intending to place these routers?
    Rob, Jan 2, 2006
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