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    Bridging TWO routers together wirelessly!

    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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    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.

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    Alfonse;4032602

    you need to make the router you intend to use to extend the range an AP … 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??

    punji;4032717

    so what am i supposed to be configuring first, my master router or the … 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

    Original Poster

    Alfonse;4032760

    sorry you only need to configure the one router, the one being the … 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

    Remember you'll have to disable DHCP on one of them :thumbsup:

    StevenA2000_uk;4032860

    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:

    punji;4032806

    i'll give it a go! i havent really got much knowledge of networking, only … 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!

    so can you buy another router and then plug it in to your 360 using this way?

    MarzBarz;4041848

    so can you buy another router and then plug it in to your 360 using this … so can you buy another router and then plug it in to your 360 using this way?



    yep

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