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Linking two routers together

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April 8, 2009 11:55:53 PM

I have 2 wireless routers

Belkin:
Model #: F5D7230-4

NetGear:
Model #: WNR834B v2



I want to be able to do this:


basement PC with wireless card -- > Belkin --> NetGear --> Internet


Now, the NetGear router is already connecting to the internet just fine.

The basement PC with wireless card **CAN** also connect to the NetGear router (and thus the internet) but the signal is weak.




So, I want to position the Belkin router at the top of the basement stairs so it can act like a "relay" for the signal.


I need some help configuring this.


Thanks so much,


Tom

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April 10, 2009 4:08:12 AM

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This may work wirelessly if one (or is it both ?) routers support WDS -- otherwise you'll have to link the two by ethernet.

This: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/965 shows how.



The belkin DOES support wireless bridging and being an "access point".

Just having trouble getting it to work.

It seems like at some point I can no longer "get to" the router settings, and the IP address changes to 169.254.x.x


I'll check the link.

I'll also try to come back and post with more information.
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April 10, 2009 4:26:33 AM

NOTE: The netgear router is the one that has a physical connection to the internet. It is the belkin that will be the "relay" router or "access point"
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