Connecting wireless routers wirelessly

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by theRepublicanHegemon, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. I have two wireless routers, WRT54G v. 2 and BEFW11S4 v. 4. I'll call
    them A and B respectively. Router A is connected to the a modem which
    connects to the internet and one computer, running windows XP, is
    hardwired to it. Router B is in a different room connecting two
    computers, one running linux connecting wirelessly and the other
    windows XP hardwired. A wireless game adapter is plugged into router
    B's internet port and connects to router A. My problem is that I
    cannot see the computers on my network from the computer connected to
    router B, nor can I share printers or files. I've heard about WDS but,
    correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think that will work in my case since
    router B is an older different model than the first and plus, I don't
    want to cut my connection speed in half. Any support would be greatly
    theRepublicanHegemon, Jan 8, 2007
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  2. theRepublicanHegemon

    David Hettel Guest

    I believe you would need to turn router B into an access point, this page
    may help; In your case ignore the
    instructions to plug router B into router A, leave your wireless game
    adapter connection as it is. Note you need to reboot the computers connected
    to router B to regain access to the Internet.

    David Hettel

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    David Hettel, Jan 8, 2007
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  3. Connect the game adapter to a LAN port on B instead and remember to
    disable DHCP server in B if you havn't already done so. Then it will
    work like a switch.
    Axel Hammerschmidt, Jan 8, 2007
  4. theRepublicanHegemon

    Echo Guest

    I disabled the DHCP server, changed the ip of router B to,
    router A is, disabled the filters like David's link
    suggested, and changed the cable to a LAN port instead of the WAN, but
    I'm not receiving an internet connection. I tried David's way first,
    then added on Axel's variation. Should the ip on the computer
    connected to router B have a static or dynamic ip? Its currently
    static with an ip of with the gateway being router B.
    Should I configure something extra on the router to recognize the LAN
    connection of the game adapter? Thanks for the help so far.
    Echo, Jan 8, 2007
  5. theRepublicanHegemon

    Echo Guest

    Nevermind, I fixed it. Everything works fine now. I set the internet
    connection on my computer to dhcp after I changed all the things you
    said and it worked right away. Thanks for all your help, saved tons of
    time it would have taken me to figure out what was wrong.
    Echo, Jan 8, 2007
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