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Connecting 2 wireless routers together.

Ok i'm quite familiar with networking over XP. i've just never connected 2 routers together. The problem is i have to bridge a 20 metre gap. At one end there is a wireless router connected to broadband and 2 pcs wired in. and then 20 metres away i have another 2 PCs. now i know i could use 2 20m cables. but would it be an option to connect a wireless router at the other end.


So basically i need to connect 2 wireless routers, one with broadband and i wondered if it is possible and what routers, hardware, cables are needed?

thanks, ben
Jun 11 '07 #1
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Purple
404 Expert 256MB
Hi djparce and welcome to TSDN,

apologies for the delay in the reply..

20m is not such a great distance to cover with a wireless network. Take a look at this link which covers the problem.

Regards Purple
Jun 13 '07 #2
archonmagnus
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I don't think you can bridge them wirelessly.

To do it with cables, you'd need to turn off DHCP on one router and run a CAT5 cable from one of the ports on the main router (the router connected to the WAN--DHCP is turned on) to one of the ports on the secondary router (with DHCP turned off). This is where the variability comes into play. On older routers, you'd have to use a crossover cable. On newer routers, not necessarily so. You are effectively turning the secondary router into a switch. WIFI works on both routers, and only the primary router is assigning addresses.

Of course, as with most things, YMMV.
Jun 21 '07 #3

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