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Bridging TWO routers together wirelessly!

punji Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi, i've got 2 wireless routers, one by Netgear, and one that comes with O2 broadband. I was wondering if someone could tell me how i can connect these two together wirelessly so that i get a wider range?? can anyone give me a guidline on what needs to be done, or something roughly along the lines if you are unsure about the O2 router. Cheers
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
you need to make the router you intend to use to extend the range an AP and connect that to your 'master' router so it distributes out your broadband, it maybe called repeater mode.
#2
Alfonse
you need to make the router you intend to use to extend the range an AP and connect that to your 'master' router so it distributes out your broadband, it maybe called repeater mode.
so what am i supposed to be configuring first, my master router or the secondary one?? and would i need to connect the secondary router to a pc first in order to configure it??
#3
punji
so what am i supposed to be configuring first, my master router or the secondary one?? and would i need to connect the secondary router to a pc first in order to configure it??


sorry you only need to configure the one router, the one being the repeater of your wifi network, you will need to set it up like you would a client (PC or laptop) adding SSID, WEP or WPA key etc etc
#4
Alfonse
sorry you only need to configure the one router, the one being the repeater of your wifi network, you will need to set it up like you would a client (PC or laptop) adding SSID, WEP or WPA key etc etc
i'll give it a go! i havent really got much knowledge of networking, only in pc troubleshooting lol.. thanks anyhow
#5
Remember you'll have to disable DHCP on one of them :thumbsup:
#6
StevenA2000_uk
Remember you'll have to disable DHCP on one of them :thumbsup:


very true, although if you set a arouter to AP/repeater mode it should disable this anywho, but yeah check.

:thumbsup:
#7
punji
i'll give it a go! i havent really got much knowledge of networking, only in pc troubleshooting lol.. thanks anyhow


if its an o2 speedtouch 585 then WDS is notoriously bad on these - i think they managed to kill most of the device's functionality when they put the o2 firmware on it.

for the sake of about £20, i would advise you to buy a router which you can flast and put dd-wrt on it, then the world is your wireless oyster.... :-)

trying to configure the o2 rubbish will drive you nuts!
#8
so can you buy another router and then plug it in to your 360 using this way?
#9
MarzBarz
so can you buy another router and then plug it in to your 360 using this way?


yep
#10
wow works out much cheaper coz routers cost pennys compared to the adaptor.

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