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Help how to connect a netgear router to a linksys wrt54g router

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June 13, 2011 1:39:17 PM

can someone help how to connect a netgear router to a linksys wrt54g router i would like to know how to extend the range of my wireless network please help I have no idea how to do it.
June 13, 2011 2:18:18 PM

are you planning on connecting them via network cable or wireless?

what model and revision is your Netgear?
June 13, 2011 2:27:24 PM

Emerald said:
are you planning on connecting them via network cable or wireless?

what model and revision is your Netgear?



its a vmdg280
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June 13, 2011 2:38:26 PM

the only way to connect this Netgear to the Linksys is via network cable configured as an AP (Access Point).

before you do that you will have to do the following:

connect a computer via network cable to one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear and log into the router.

setup your wireless security (preferred is WPA2 mode) and save settings.

disable DHCP, change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253, and save settings.

finally connect the one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear to the Linksys.
June 13, 2011 2:44:36 PM

Emerald said:
the only way to connect this Netgear to the Linksys is via network cable configured as an AP (Access Point).

before you do that you will have to do the following:

connect a computer via network cable to one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear and log into the router.

setup your wireless security (preferred is WPA2 mode) and save settings.

disable DHCP, change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253, and save settings.

finally connect the one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear to the Linksys.



So no way to use it as a wireless AP?
June 13, 2011 2:57:48 PM

I dont think the sell this in the UK what do you think of a range extender like the Lynksys WRE54G?
June 13, 2011 2:58:48 PM

Emerald said:
no firmware upgrade available that will allow for that.

since you only have a G wireless here is a cheap router that will do what you want after installing the DD-WRT firmware.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I dont think the sell this in the UK what do you think of a range extender like the Lynksys WRE54G?
June 13, 2011 3:24:19 PM

Emerald said:
WRE54G have been discontinued and should be only available re-certified and they only support WEP security mode.

here is a site where you can look up if the router of your choice can be upgraded

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database


you should be able to get this one in the UK

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for your help I will look enquire about this. One last question, which one of these routers is better, the Netgear or the Linksys?
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