Use wireless router to extend network wirelessly? - over wireless

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by ksw139, Aug 23, 2006.

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    ksw139 Guest

    I have a linksys wireless router setup with my cable modem. I have a
    second wireless router of the same type, and I was wondering if it's
    possible for a WAP to accept an IP address from my other router and
    (turning DHCP off etc) be able to use the wired ports in another
    location in the house?

    Kevin
     
    ksw139, Aug 23, 2006
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    John Navas Guest

    You need a wireless client bridge, not a wireless router. If the router
    has WDS repeater mode, you may be able to get it to work, albeit at half
    the speed unless you turn its radio off.
     
    John Navas, Aug 23, 2006
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    Bill Kearney Guest

    You need a wireless client bridge, not a wireless router.

    Depending on the model of the router it may be possible to configure it as a
    wireless client. Then it'll do what you're after. Things like the WRT54G
    series can even load a 3rd party firmware to do it. I've got one in my boat
    doing just that.
    Yeah, WDS sure seems like a compromise hardly worth making.
     
    Bill Kearney, Aug 24, 2006
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    ksw139 Guest

    Yea, I've been googling, and actually found a few good firmwares... but
    will I be able to revert to the actual Linksys firmware if I want to
    down the line?

    Kevin
     
    ksw139, Aug 24, 2006
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