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Can two routers share same b/band connection?

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Hi, I've got a netgear router into desktop pc & all other laptops, consoles etc run off this wirelessly. But I've got another desktop which seems to be out of range (through concrete walls etc) and … Read More
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Hi,
I've got a netgear router into desktop pc & all other laptops, consoles etc run off this wirelessly. But I've got another desktop which seems to be out of range (through concrete walls etc) and keeps losing connection. I have another router (linksys) and was wondering if it would be possible for me to connect that up to the other desktop, manually put in my broadband settings and hopefully share the connection. Does anyone know if this would be possible?

Thanks x
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
sure is :)
1 Like #2
I've done it on Virgin cable broadband, never ADSL though, i don't see why not
1 Like #3
it should but they both share bandwidth so might slow things down a bit if using both at the same time
#4
Maybe get a more powerful 'N' router than your existing 'G'

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142702

You'll also have to get an 'N' receiver on the offending computer as well
1 Like #5
buy yourself a 20M RJ11 cable and save a whole lot of hastle
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peodude
Maybe get a more powerful 'N' router than your existing 'G'

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142702

You'll also have to get an 'N' receiver on the offending computer as well


Its not more power at all, its just a better algorithm to get more out of the 2.8Ghz frequencies, anywho wireless is half-duplex so whatever they advertise is actually half that.
#7
Connect the 2 routers to extend your network or create a wireless bridge with directional antenna for a better signal.
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no they can't share the connection, #
you can get one router to act as a wireless bridge though, place the second router in the middle of the two machines after configuring to act in "bridging" mode(see its manual) DO NOT connect it to the phone line
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maddogb
no they can't share the connection, #
you can get one router to act as a wireless bridge though, place the second router in the middle of the two machines after configuring to act in "bridging" mode(see its manual) DO NOT connect it to the phone line


Suprised by all the people saying yes, I would've said something like this ^^^
#10
Benjimoron
Suprised by all the people saying yes, I would've said something like this ^^^


I was assuming a network cable to the second router, which was my case, but i guess not in this one.

If you want the new wireless to connect via wireless, then you will have to get a wireless repeater
#11
Thanks everyone for all the info. I'm very confused about it all but will look into all what you have said and see what I can sort out. Rep added. :thumbsup:
#12
maddogb
no they can't share the connection, #
you can get one router to act as a wireless bridge though, place the second router in the middle of the two machines after configuring to act in "bridging" mode(see its manual) DO NOT connect it to the phone line


How would I do this? How would I place the 2nd router in the middle, doesn't it have to be connected to the other pc? :oops:
#13
bargainbetty
How would I do this? How would I place the 2nd router in the middle, doesn't it have to be connected to the other pc? :oops:


not if you have a wireless dongle in remote pc, if you don't then an ethernet cable will be required, length will depend on how good signal will be between 2 routers
post model number of linksys router, will see if i can dig up settings for ya!
#14
Basically, you can't use two routers.

However, the box that you call a router isn't just a router, it's also a modem, ethernet switch and wireless access point and you can use an extra switch and access point on the network to connect the far away computer.

Whether you can get the box to act as just a switch/access point depends on it's software but as it's linksys there should be a good chance. Which model is it?

As the others have said, it will need to be connected to the other router either by an ethernet cable/homeplug or wirelessly, you can't plug it into the phone socket.
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maddogb
not if you have a wireless dongle in remote pc, if you don't then an ethernet cable will be required, length will depend on how good signal will be between 2 routers
post model number of linksys router, will see if i can dig up settings for ya!


EndlessWaves
Basically, you can't use two routers.

However, the box that you call a router isn't just a router, it's also a modem, ethernet switch and wireless access point and you can use an extra switch and access point on the network to connect the far away computer.

Whether you can get the box to act as just a switch/access point depends on it's software but as it's linksys there should be a good chance. Which model is it?

As the others have said, it will need to be connected to the other router either by an ethernet cable/homeplug or wirelessly, you can't plug it into the phone socket.


Thank you, I wish I had your knowledge!! Anyhoos, the router I've got is a few years old and it's a Linksys Model WAG54GS (wireless-G ADSL Gateway with speedbooster) ... will this be okay do you know? :thumbsup:
#16
soz for late reply been busy, not sure i can convey the knowledge of ip networking required in a simple form, so hopefully you won't have to know it.
Do you know how to configure the router? thats first thing to learn, see if you can make a connection to the linksys from the remote pc when it is nearby or preferably in the remote(middle) location.

1.Switch the remote pc off and only have the wifi installed on it, no network cable
2. place linksys router in middle location(make sure netgear is swtched on) and turn on
3 turn on remote pc and see if it you can connect to it via remote pc.
you never know it may "just work"
If this is beyond your ability, anymore info at this stage would be wasted as you will need to learn more or get someone else to do it.
If you mange to do this post back and if necess we may be able to help more.

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