Multi router configurations ?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Vince Coen, May 25, 2012.

  1. Vince Coen

    Vince Coen Guest

    Hello All!

    I have a Thompson 585 router that is connected to the POTS and to a
    Hub/Switch that links to 6+ sockets (connected to various computers) around
    the house.

    The Hub is in my loft (I live in a bungalow) and the router is in my study
    (at ground level).

    The router does not support 801/n only the two more basic modes

    If I connect another router a Netgear N150 DGN1000 with adjustable
    rubberduck antenna (in the loft) to the hub with two cables 1 for in and
    other for out etc) in the spare two ports without connecting the POTS line,
    can I communicate with it as 802.11/n AND work with the other computers
    linked to the HUB, and the internet via the Thompson?

    Another options is use a cable router to do the same say an N600 Netgear
    (antenna is builtin) router again using two ports and also the cable port
    to the hub (this was suggested by a 'very young tech' at PC World as the
    only workable option but I am very iffy about that working?

    I am 'assuming' that the N150 Router will do comms with the hub, and
    therefore the other connected computers (by Cat5E cable) and therefore
    allow internet connection via the same. The only use for it is to offer
    support for 802.11/n with any device that uses it and yes I am aware that I
    could 'just' replace the Thompson with the Netgear unit but it will allow
    me to have a router higher up in the house and therefore give a better
    comms range. I am also dubious about the builtin antenna as against a
    rubber duck version which at least the direction/orientation is changeable.


    Vince Coen, May 25, 2012
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  2. Hello,

    How is this related with *Linux* networking ?

    Vince Coen a écrit :
    Why two cables ? Ethernet links are bidirectional.
    You need an access point, not a router. You may use a wireless router
    with the router functions (WAN, DHCP...) disabled.
    Pascal Hambourg, May 26, 2012
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  3. Vince Coen

    Vince Coen Guest

    Hello Pascal!

    26 May 12 15:21, Pascal Hambourg wrote to All:
    Well I do use them for networking

    Ok, given up on that idea but how about using a cable/dsl router and just
    plug in the cable socket to the network and specify no login?

    Yes, I know that an extender would also work but they are a lot more

    Vince Coen, May 27, 2012
  4. Pascal already told you: You need an access point, not a router. You may
    use a wireless router with the router functions (WAN, DHCP...) disabled.

    So why give up on that? You seem to have a wireless router and most SOHO
    wireless routers can be used as an access point.
    They also cut your network speed in half and are a general pain in the

    Martijn Lievaart, May 29, 2012
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