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wireless networking-can THIS be done?

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am moving house over to live with the GF. anyways, she wants me to put the PC in the bedroom rather than the front room (where I want it so I can link the HDMI on my GFX card to the TV) her modem … Read More
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
am moving house over to live with the GF.
anyways, she wants me to put the PC in the bedroom rather than the front room (where I want it so I can link the HDMI on my GFX card to the TV)

her modem and router are in her front room (netgear 614 v9)

i have a Buffalo WHR G54s router which can also be used as an access point.

tried another few forums trying to get a straight answer to this but no one can give me one in very simple terms:

if I set my router to bridge mode with the switch on the underside and attach it via one of the LAN ports to my PC, will it be able to see the netgear router in her front room?

can I use my buffalo router as a wifi reciever like that, just plugged into my PC's ethernet?

i thought the point of an access point was to recieve a signal, re-amplify it and send it on.



so lets get this straight
front room: cable modem to netgear router broadcasting wirelessly (means she can use her laptop in there too),SSID is currently 'Ourflat', using WPA-TKIP as security



my PC in the bedroom with the buffalo router set on Bridge/access point mode and attached to the ethernet on my PC?

any config to be done here?



someone walk me though it
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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#1
hhmmm you would have to check out your setting and see if you could connect to the other router

in your internet brower go on its ip address probably 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 and enter its username and password probably admin as username and password itl say it under the router

or you could just buy a usb wireless adaptor doesn't cost that much depending whether you have a b/g router or a n router and what type of adapter you want though but then again the the speed would be slower than connecting directly
#2
i just wanna know if its possible!

I could take my router to hers and use her laptop and sit and mess around
but in the end it might just be cheaper and less hassle in the long run to get a USB or PCI wifi card
#3
i would but i didnt notice a please ;)
i have 2 routers in my house 1 up 1 down

NAS and PC upstairs
laptop and media player down
everything can talk to each other in a happy secure fast way,
#4
ok
PLEEEEEEEEEEASE
gimme a step by step

just I paid about £50 for the buffalo router and would ideally like to re-use it.
#5
have you tried accesing its settings via its ip adress
#6
haven't actually tried doing anything yet

thing is, she currently has a flatmate, so its not like I can go over with my router and just start messing on with their net settings using her laptop in place of my PC, to see if it'll work
#7
slackrat77
haven't actually tried doing anything yet

thing is, she currently has a flatmate, so its not like I can go over with my router and just start messing on with their net settings using her laptop in place of my PC, to see if it'll work


try from yours just check out the settings it will be easier when you actually do it if you look if you have the setttings to do it.
#8
i've been into my router settings and I know it can act as an access point/bridge

but I can't mess on with it, cos I can't send it a signal from something as I only have 1 router
#9
slackrat77
i've been into my router settings and I know it can act as an access point/bridge

but I can't mess on with it, cos I can't send it a signal from something as I only have 1 router


kk

since you have the setting shouldn't be so hard

http://www.onlinehowto.net/Tutorials/Wireless-Routers/Buffalo-WHR-G54S-Network-Setup/1123 check this out don't know if it will be any help

http://www.buffalo-technology.com/files/products/WHR-HP-G54_DS.pdf<<< the manual should say something about it
#10
checked out both of those, cheers

manual has a section on WDS and repeaters
#11
slackrat77
checked out both of those, cheers

manual has a section on WDS and repeaters


glad to help

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