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Using a second router as some sort of repeater

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January 8, 2010 1:06:17 PM


quick question...I have 2 routers, a Linksys wag320n and an SMC7904WBRA. I use the first as adsl modem/router...can I use the second as some sort of repeater to get better wireless coverage ?

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January 8, 2010 4:36:58 PM

Thx for the help, but I think I better just give up...

They are both wireless so I want them connected wireless. I gave the one where the adsl comes in and the other one I turned off wireless security on both, gave them both the same dsl modulation, turned on wds on the router with Then when I connect a pc to the second router I can't get it to go on the internet. I turned of DHCP on both, gave all my pc's and routers a fixed IP in the same subnet. I can go on the net from the router where the adsl comes in.

Unless someone sees me overlook something here, I'll leave it at just one router.
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January 8, 2010 7:25:04 PM

Connecting two wireless routers wirelessly requires that both support Wireless Distribution System (WDS). Check the manuals.
January 8, 2010 7:50:02 PM

Only one of them does...funny enough the old one, the SMC