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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.
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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