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    A second router will work ok, I have a Linksys with DHCP disabled, I connect it with the uplink port to my primary switch an DHCP server so my wireless clients get DHCP from one central server. Works a treat.

    I agree entirely though that a second wireless switch just complicates things if you don't really need it.

    Thankfully I have structured CAT5E now and a nice patch panel in the basement so my Linksys is a luxury rather than a necessity!

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    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I was just thinking about this myself.

    Could you use a wifi router (with the access point option) for wardriving? If you have the router in your car, and netstumler running, could you access the internet, assuming that you have routing turned off?

    (I have access to a cheap router, so its better than getting a card.)
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    The short answer is no.

    I had almost no luck getting 2 wireless routers to connect to one another. A wireless router is basically a router and access point in one box. Thus, you would be basically trying to do what I was trying to do and you would never get them to connect.

    Secondly, netstumbler wouldn't see the access point as a "wireless card" and would never show any connections.

    Third, even if you somehow DID get this to work (which I'm confident you wouldn't) you would get no signal strength indication which sucks.
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    As a side note (back to the original post), I ended up breaking down and buying the d-link 800ap+ wireless access point and bridge. I set it up in bridge mode, gave it router #1s MAC address, and things are good wirelessly. Next I have to see if the 800ap+ creates lan on the ethernet port used to program it when it's receiving a wireless signal. If it does, i can jack that into the uplink port of router #2 to connect all the hard wired computers.

    The only problem with the 800ap+ is that the instructions say that when the orange light is flashing, you have wireless signal. The problem is, the orange light flashes when there isn't enough wireless signal to carry data. So, it's kind of hit or miss as to whether or not you place the thing in an area with enough signal to actually do anything.

    here is the link of where I got it, non-retail package, refurbed but it's really cheap here. Compusa currently has it for $30 after like a $20 rebate, but I don't like screwing with the rebates. Maybe this will help someone else.
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    not to get off subject but

    My appologies in advance, im new at forums. Any help here would be very welcomed.

    Is it possible to pick up my internet connected wireless network, thats broadcast by my Verizon Wireles ([I]Action[I][B]Tec[B] M1424WR, with my linksys WRT54G V5 ? (not to rebroadcast it for range as mentioned above) but just to provide a wired connection to my roommates Desktop thats in an other part of the house ( 200ft of CAT 5 is not to practical)

    Moneys a bit tight on his end right now, and I'm sure we've all been down that road a time or two.

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    why not just buy two cheap old Linksys WRT54g router install tomatoe or DDWRT on them and have at it? Wireless bridgins is extremly easy to do and works just fine. I share my internet connection with my neighbor 4 town houses down form me I have tomatoe on the far end router it picks up and connects to my secure SID and gives them a 15mb connection. With the stock antennas on both ends I can stream 15mb's without any issue at all.
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