wireless router hooked to non wireless router

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by msi, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. msi

    msi Guest

    is it possible to have a non wireless router as the main router, where the
    cable modem is hooked into and stuff, then have a wireless router conneced
    to it so we could have a wireless network sharing the net etc?
     
    msi, Apr 28, 2004
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    Jerry Park Guest

    Yes, but you only need an Access Point for that.
     
    Jerry Park, Apr 28, 2004
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  3. msi

    msi Guest

    So the access point hooks into the non wireless router via one of the lan
    ports? is that how it works? the main router has a really good web content
    filtering provided by a great filtering company, and some business class
    features such as stats and usage tracking for ips on the local network etc,
    but i would want to eventually go wireless and still have the same
    functionality from the non wireless router. already having a wireless
    router, i wouldn't buy an ACCESS POINT OR POSSIBLY I WOULD, BUT NOT WANTING
    TO SPEND THE EXTRA $.

    sorry for the all caps.
     
    msi, Apr 28, 2004
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  4. msi

    msi Guest

    i can make my belkin an access point, so it works good for that i guess, but
    then i don't know anything about this stuff, lol.
     
    msi, Apr 28, 2004
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  5. msi

    Jerry Park Guest

    Yes. Just plug an AP into the router as you would a computer.

    You can use a wireless router, but configuring the second router may be
    difficult (will you set up another subnet -- if so, do you know how to
    set up routing tables between the two routers?).
     
    Jerry Park, Apr 28, 2004
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    PJB Guest

    if you connect lan on the cable router, to lan on the
    wireless router, it should work (mine does). You will have
    to alter the address range of the dhcp server in one of
    them, otherwise they may clash.
    Why not just change out the cable router and use just the
    wireless router ?

    P.
     
    PJB, Apr 28, 2004
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  7. msi

    Kerry Liles Guest

    The second router or access point would get it's IP address from the first
    router (the wired one in this discussion I think) - that means that the
    wireless clients would also obtain their IP address (via pass through) from
    the wired router. There shouldn't be multiple subnets and routing issues
    unless you start hard wiring IP addresses and mess it up.

    cable/dsl modem ==> wired router ===> wireless router/access
    oint --->wireless pcs

    HTH
     
    Kerry Liles, Apr 28, 2004
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  8. msi

    msi Guest

    i don't know how to set up anything like that, routing tables and stuff. but
    i won't need to for a while cus i don't think we'll have any wireless for a
    while.
     
    msi, Apr 28, 2004
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  9. Right now I have my DSL modem connected to a wired Linksys - a cat 5
    cable from the uplink connector on the wired router to one of the 4
    connectors on the wireless router which is set to bridge (not gateway)
    mode. This extends my wireless coverage. If you don't need the
    extension, why not just use the wireless router as the main one. I
    couldn't because the distances and walls prevented getting good access.
    Amme

    | is it possible to have a non wireless router as the main router, where
    the
    | cable modem is hooked into and stuff, then have a wireless router
    conneced
    | to it so we could have a wireless network sharing the net etc?
    |
    |
     
    computer user, Apr 29, 2004
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    Jack Mac Guest

    You might get some info you need here:
    http://www.pccitizen.com/correctwireless.htm

    Jack Mac
     
    Jack Mac, Apr 29, 2004
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  11. msi

    Kerry Liles Guest

    Interesting page - thanks for posting the link.
     
    Kerry Liles, Apr 29, 2004
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  12. msi

    msi Guest

    If I get a new non wireless router it is because of some features needed
    that the wireless does not do, and i need uptime as the belkin freezes
    sometimes.
     
    msi, Apr 29, 2004
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  13. You don't have to do any of that stuff - just connect the routers together
    by the LAN ports, and disable the DHCP server on one of them. The other
    will then assign all the relevant addresses. Effectively you're then using
    the 2nd router as a switch.
     
    Mark McIntyre, Apr 29, 2004
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