WiFi router connected to a wired router?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Chris Burson, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Chris Burson

    Chris Burson Guest

    I'm asking this on behalf of my brother... no, I am. He's living in France
    at the moment and doesn't have time for such things as Usenet ("... four
    hundred children and a crop in the field...").

    He's renting a house next door to his landlord. The landlord has a broadband
    router with one port - via a very long cable! - offering a broadband
    connection to my brother in the next house. Since my brother & his wife
    both have computers, and he has an Xbox too, is it possible to just attach a
    WiFi router to the 'loose' cable to connect all three units? Or am I a sad,
    ignorant pillock? (Note that I've spent several hours searching Windows XP
    Special Edition, MS websites and the MVPs sites - have I missed something
    very obvious?)

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
    Chris Burson, Nov 17, 2005
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  2. Chris Burson

    GTS Guest

    Yes, but when you chain a router to another router, it has to be properly
    configure. See "How do I use a Wireless Cable/DSL Router as a Switch with
    an Access Point (or a Wired Router as a passive Switch)?" at
    http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html for details.
    --

    "Chris Burson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm asking this on behalf of my brother... no, I am. He's living in France
    > at the moment and doesn't have time for such things as Usenet ("... four
    > hundred children and a crop in the field...").
    >
    > He's renting a house next door to his landlord. The landlord has a
    > broadband
    > router with one port - via a very long cable! - offering a broadband
    > connection to my brother in the next house. Since my brother & his wife
    > both have computers, and he has an Xbox too, is it possible to just attach
    > a
    > WiFi router to the 'loose' cable to connect all three units? Or am I a
    > sad,
    > ignorant pillock? (Note that I've spent several hours searching Windows XP
    > Special Edition, MS websites and the MVPs sites - have I missed something
    > very obvious?)
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >
     
    GTS, Nov 17, 2005
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  3. Chris Burson

    Chris Burson Guest

    A-ha! That's exactly what I was looking for (and failing to find).

    Many, many thanks, GTS,

    Chris


    "GTS" <x> wrote in message
    :
    : Yes, but when you chain a router to another router, it has to be properly
    : configure. See "How do I use a Wireless Cable/DSL Router as a Switch with
    : an Access Point (or a Wired Router as a passive Switch)?" at
    : http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html for details.
    : --
    :
    : "Chris Burson" <> wrote in message
    :
    : > I'm asking this on behalf of my brother... no, I am. He's living in
    France
    : > at the moment and doesn't have time for such things as Usenet ("... four
    : > hundred children and a crop in the field...").
    : >
    : > He's renting a house next door to his landlord. The landlord has a
    : > broadband
    : > router with one port - via a very long cable! - offering a broadband
    : > connection to my brother in the next house. Since my brother & his wife
    : > both have computers, and he has an Xbox too, is it possible to just
    attach
    : > a
    : > WiFi router to the 'loose' cable to connect all three units? Or am I a
    : > sad,
    : > ignorant pillock? (Note that I've spent several hours searching Windows
    XP
    : > Special Edition, MS websites and the MVPs sites - have I missed
    something
    : > very obvious?)
    : >
    : > Cheers,
    : >
    : > Chris
    : >
    : >
    :
    :
     
    Chris Burson, Nov 17, 2005
    #3
  4. Chris Burson

    GTS Guest

    You're welcome.
    --

    "Chris Burson" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > A-ha! That's exactly what I was looking for (and failing to find).
    >
    > Many, many thanks, GTS,
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >
    > "GTS" <x> wrote in message
    > :
    > : Yes, but when you chain a router to another router, it has to be
    > properly
    > : configure. See "How do I use a Wireless Cable/DSL Router as a Switch
    > with
    > : an Access Point (or a Wired Router as a passive Switch)?" at
    > : http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html for details.
    > : --
    > :
    > : "Chris Burson" <> wrote in message
    > :
    > : > I'm asking this on behalf of my brother... no, I am. He's living in
    > France
    > : > at the moment and doesn't have time for such things as Usenet ("...
    > four
    > : > hundred children and a crop in the field...").
    > : >
    > : > He's renting a house next door to his landlord. The landlord has a
    > : > broadband
    > : > router with one port - via a very long cable! - offering a broadband
    > : > connection to my brother in the next house. Since my brother & his
    > wife
    > : > both have computers, and he has an Xbox too, is it possible to just
    > attach
    > : > a
    > : > WiFi router to the 'loose' cable to connect all three units? Or am I a
    > : > sad,
    > : > ignorant pillock? (Note that I've spent several hours searching
    > Windows
    > XP
    > : > Special Edition, MS websites and the MVPs sites - have I missed
    > something
    > : > very obvious?)
    > : >
    > : > Cheers,
    > : >
    > : > Chris
    > : >
    > : >
    > :
    > :
    >
    >
     
    GTS, Nov 17, 2005
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