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2 routers.. one SSID?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by travs69, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. travs69

    travs69 Network Guru Member

    I know someone has had to ask this before.. but I can't seem to find it any where.. I have a 54g and a befw11s4. Currently I have them set up as 2 seperate networks (one's 192, and ones 10.) and 2 seperate SSID's. The 54G is connected to the internet and the 11s4 is connected to the 54G via the 11s4's WAN port.

    I tried turning off DHCP on the 11s4 and connecting the 54G to it via a lan port on the 11s4 put things didn't seem to go well. Also I wasn't sure about setting them to have the same SSID. I basically want one big network (192.) with one SSID.


  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member


    You have probably an IP address conflict.
    I suggest you to use only one class (192.168.1 for example).
    Routing must be done by only one machine (the one connected to Internet for example) and its address ( for example) must be set for all the PCs (Gateway and DNS)
    The second machine ( for exemple) becomes only a switch. Use the LAN ports for everything except obviously the modem connected to the WAN.
    Then you can put the same SSID to do roaming...
  3. cgondo

    cgondo Network Guru Member

    i guess what you need to do is to turn the BEFW11S4 into an AP. Connect the cable NOT to the WAN port but to the LAN port of the BEFW. Turn of the DHCP server in the BEFW and set the BEFW to use a distant channel from the WRT and use the same SSID.
  4. travs69

    travs69 Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure what you mean by distant channel. I've done everything you said except change the channel. Does it matter which channels I use?
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Use the same channel...
  6. cgondo

    cgondo Network Guru Member


    If you use WDS then yes, obviously use the same channel but if you use CAT5 cable to connect the APs then you have to use different channels. Your client card will roam. That is what you want to do right? to extend your wireless coverage? Distant channels i mean say AP 1 is set to ch1 and AP 2 is set to ch11

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