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    Wireless router to wireless router wirelessly

    I'm tring to connect two wireless routers wirelessly, is that possible? What's going on is at one location I have a wireless router with the internet connection, at the other location I already own a second wireless router and wish to use it to extend the distance of the internet signal. I'm wondering if this is possible and if there is any setup required on the second router. Do I need to clone the mac address of the first router with the second? I'm just not too sure on this. Any help would be great.
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    Use a wireless router at the internet connection point. Use a wireless bridge (or second non-router access point) and it will pick up the connection. Make sure you use encryption. Too many people are LAN Warring these days. But yes, it is possible.
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    Does the second point HAVE to be a non-router access point? I already own the second router. Plus the second router allows for segmenting the nework a bit.
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    If one of the routers has bridging/repeating, then yes, otherwise no.

    An example of one that does is the BuffaloTech WBR-G54. Very few "entry level" routers are able to do that.


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    That is a sad sad thing. I'm assuming that my linksys BEFW11S4 probably doesn't do that. I don't recall seeing that as an option anywhere in the config. I did download the latest firmware upgrade to see if that will do anything nice for me, but the hopes are low now. :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackso
    That is a sad sad thing. I'm assuming that my linksys BEFW11S4 probably doesn't do that. I don't recall seeing that as an option anywhere in the config. I did download the latest firmware upgrade to see if that will do anything nice for me, but the hopes are low now. :-(
    If you have a PC in Location #2 you could run two NIC's and connection share to the second AP... in theory. It's kind of clunky though and the DHCP may get messy. I run my AP's with DHCP disabled now as it became a pain in the butt mapping ranges.

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    Considering the wireless bridge idea... If I got say the linksys WET11 and used it to recieve wireless router 1 (the one with the internet connection) and connected the WET11 to the wired "internet/wan" port on wireless router 2, in theory the second router could then re-broadcast the internet? The problem I see there is keeping the WET11 from picking up the signal from the second router since it will obviously be much closer than the first. What do yous think about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackso
    Considering the wireless bridge idea... If I got say the linksys WET11 and used it to recieve wireless router 1 (the one with the internet connection) and connected the WET11 to the wired "internet/wan" port on wireless router 2, in theory the second router could then re-broadcast the internet? The problem I see there is keeping the WET11 from picking up the signal from the second router since it will obviously be much closer than the first. What do yous think about that?
    You should be able to tie in the WET11 to the SSID of the Internet router, I think it is a standard feature of 802.11b to allow selection so you choose your network.

    Have a look at pages 15-22 of the WET11 user guide on the Linksys web site.

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    Yes... You absoultly don't need router 2. A router is designed to assign Sub IPs to client PCs. Generally, Wi-Fi Routers can support up to 128 users. Having a second router might not work. In fact, it may create sub IPs under Sub IPs. This will, in theory not allow traffic. However, if you turn off the "router" portion of the router, you can in essance use it as a bridge and switch! I believe my WiFi Linksys does that and it is an older model. The 1st router (on the internet connection) WILL broadcast the internet to the (Router 2) if routing is disabled on router 2. Otherwise, you get a routing conflict.

    So in a nut shell, either disable routing on router #2, or dump the router and just get an access point to use as a bridge.
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    Alright, thanks. I'll try turning off the router portion of the second router and use it as a switch only. The sub-ips of sub-ips didn't cross my mind, but I see where that could cause some problems.
    Thanks again.
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