Adding 2nd wireless router to ATT Modem/router

I have an out building that cannot be reached by ATT modem/ wireless router in main bldg. Tried stringing Cat5e (150') and plugging in Netgear wireless router. Network (ATT equipment?) won't let router connect to internet. Is there a solution?
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  1. Grasshopper94526 said:
    I have an out building that cannot be reached by ATT modem/ wireless router in main bldg. Tried stringing Cat5e (150') and plugging in Netgear wireless router. Network (ATT equipment?) won't let router connect to internet. Is there a solution?


    Cat5e is good for 100 meters. Is there a need for more than one device in the out building? If so, just use a switch instead of the Netgear router.

    Otherwise, turn the Netgear into an access point. No DHCP.
  2. USAFRet said:
    Grasshopper94526 said:
    I have an out building that cannot be reached by ATT modem/ wireless router in main bldg. Tried stringing Cat5e (150') and plugging in Netgear wireless router. Network (ATT equipment?) won't let router connect to internet. Is there a solution?


    Cat5e is good for 100 meters. Is there a need for more than one device in the out building? If so, just use a switch instead of the Netgear router.

    Otherwise, turn the Netgear into an access point. No DHCP.


    Also give the new Netgear Wrouter the ATT modem/WAP's IP address (private) as the default gateway.

    Make sure to disable DHCP because that will be bad. Also give your Netgear Wrouter an IP address (for itself) outside of your DHCP range.
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