mn 500 bridging question

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I have a mn 500 and find that 4 wired ports may not be enough. If I buy a
mn 700, can I somehow use these 2 together (I think bridging is the term) so
that some wired connections go to one and some to the other (I would connect
the mn 700 to the cable modem I suppose, even though at the moment I don't
have any .11g items).

Otherwise, would I be better off, and is it possible, just to buy an
additional router?

thanks.

Chip
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Yes you can use the MN-700 & MN-500 together with a wired connection.
    However if all you need is more wired ports then a switch would be
    cheaper. If you still insist on getting a second router here are the
    directions for setting it up.

    Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500,
    or MN-700 #2
    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500,
    or MN-700 #3 (if available)

    Make sure all MN-100s & MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017

    Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware 2.01.02.0590

    Now lets look at the setup of each MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700:

    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    router mode
    LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
    some SSID (if wireless)
    some WEP key or WPA key if MN-700 (if wireless)
    channel 6 (if wireless)

    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #2
    bridge mode
    LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
    same SSID (if wireless)
    same WEP key or WPA key if MN-700 (if wireless)
    channel 1 (if wireless)

    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #3 (if available)
    bridge mode
    LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP range
    same SSID (if wireless)
    same WEP key or WPA key if MN-700 (if wireless)
    channel 11 (if wireless)


    If you keep the SSID and WEP key or WPA key (if using the MN-700) the
    same for all base stations, people will be able to move between
    locations and get a connection.

    If you are using WEP on some but WPA on other wireless routers you will
    have to reconfigure the wireless settings as you switch between wireless
    networks.

    You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base stations to
    prevent interference.

    Non-overlapping channels have at least 5 channels between them as 1, 6,
    & 11 do.

    Channels 1, 6, & 11 are the three non-overlapping channels.

    There are more combinations if you only need two channels.

    Chip Orange wrote:

    > I have a mn 500 and find that 4 wired ports may not be enough. If I buy a
    > mn 700, can I somehow use these 2 together (I think bridging is the term) so
    > that some wired connections go to one and some to the other (I would connect
    > the mn 700 to the cable modem I suppose, even though at the moment I don't
    > have any .11g items).
    >
    > Otherwise, would I be better off, and is it possible, just to buy an
    > additional router?
    >
    > thanks.
    >
    > Chip
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Thankyou, and I have to admit, I forgot about buying a switch as an option.
    The idea of increasing my coverage area has some slight appeal, but probably
    the switch is kmore practical.

    Chip


    "joker" <no-spam@netzero.com> wrote in message
    news:uXSMdDbeEHA.2352@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Yes you can use the MN-700 & MN-500 together with a wired connection.
    > However if all you need is more wired ports then a switch would be
    > cheaper. If you still insist on getting a second router here are the
    > directions for setting it up.
    >
    > Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    > MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500,
    > or MN-700 #2
    > MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500,
    > or MN-700 #3 (if available)
    >
    > Make sure all MN-100s & MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017
    >
    > Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware 2.01.02.0590
    >
    > Now lets look at the setup of each MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700:
    >
    > MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    > router mode
    > LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
    > some SSID (if wireless)
    > some WEP key or WPA key if MN-700 (if wireless)
    > channel 6 (if wireless)
    >
    > MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #2
    > bridge mode
    > LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
    > same SSID (if wireless)
    > same WEP key or WPA key if MN-700 (if wireless)
    > channel 1 (if wireless)
    >
    > MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #3 (if available)
    > bridge mode
    > LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP range
    > same SSID (if wireless)
    > same WEP key or WPA key if MN-700 (if wireless)
    > channel 11 (if wireless)
    >
    >
    > If you keep the SSID and WEP key or WPA key (if using the MN-700) the
    > same for all base stations, people will be able to move between
    > locations and get a connection.
    >
    > If you are using WEP on some but WPA on other wireless routers you will
    > have to reconfigure the wireless settings as you switch between wireless
    > networks.
    >
    > You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base stations to
    > prevent interference.
    >
    > Non-overlapping channels have at least 5 channels between them as 1, 6,
    > & 11 do.
    >
    > Channels 1, 6, & 11 are the three non-overlapping channels.
    >
    > There are more combinations if you only need two channels.
    >
    > Chip Orange wrote:
    >
    > > I have a mn 500 and find that 4 wired ports may not be enough. If I buy
    a
    > > mn 700, can I somehow use these 2 together (I think bridging is the
    term) so
    > > that some wired connections go to one and some to the other (I would
    connect
    > > the mn 700 to the cable modem I suppose, even though at the moment I
    don't
    > > have any .11g items).
    > >
    > > Otherwise, would I be better off, and is it possible, just to buy an
    > > additional router?
    > >
    > > thanks.
    > >
    > > Chip
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
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