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bridging 2 wireless networks

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by aaronz8, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. aaronz8

    aaronz8 LI Guru Member

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, because i am new here. Well, i was wondering something and here is my network setup (and my friend's). We want to bridge(i think that's what it's called) our networks so we can share our 2 internet connections (so we can have double the bandwidth when only one of us is using the internet). We also want to do this project so we can share files with each other. We might wanna use vpn, but i'm not sure what is does either. Can you explain how to use it in my situation?

    Well here is my hardware: wap54g (for the bridge connection), and a netgear router (the router is wireless because i connect my computers to it).

    Here is my friends hardware: an old accesspoint (linksys), and a router (a wrt something)

    We live about 2 miles apart.
    We both connect the accesspoints to out routers (and then set them both in bridge mode). Then we connect them via the internet setup thing (me to his AP and His AP to mine). Our computers are both connected to our own routers.

    So, will this work? If not, what other things can I do with this setup?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014
  2. SygnusX1

    SygnusX1 LI Guru Member

    Hmm. This seems like an expensive way to go and may not work. Maybe I can suggest a new way?

    You should just run an FTP server from your computer, and he can run one off of his. This way you can share files directly, without doing any routing. This wouldn't help you to get double the bandwidth but would take care of file sharing.
  3. aaronz8

    aaronz8 LI Guru Member

    We already have all the parts, so price isn't really an issue. The main idea of this project is to learn stuff. And also, we are running multiple servers so we really would like the double bandwidth. We have our cantennas ready. :)
    Also, I found out our houses aren't 2 miles apart, its more like 1.5 miles.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014
  4. zardiw

    zardiw LI Guru Member

    How did this project turn out, and what did you do/settings/etc?

    I would have used the 2 routers hooked to the antennas in WDS mode, instead of bridge mode. Also routers don't like Static IP's very much...so I'd use DHCP on all of them.............z

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