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Chaining routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by MongooseST3, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. MongooseST3

    MongooseST3 Guest

    I have a Belkin N1 wireless router connected to my modem at my house. It is connected to the Internet modem. I have a desktop in my separate detached garage that I have attempted to connect with a wirelsss adapter, so the desktop can use the Internet. Unfortunetely, The signal at the Wirelsss adapter is poor and hence the desktop can hardly use the internet

    I want to connect a Linksys WRT300n N1 wireless router that I have to the desktop in the garage in an effort to strenghten the signal connectivity between the Belkin and the desktop in the garage.

    How do I do it. I also have a wireless bridge that I am using to connect printers and other periperials in the basement.
     
  2. thepianobar

    thepianobar LI Guru Member

    to do this kind of thing you want to be able to set the wireless mode on the wrt300n to "client bridge" to get it to associate with the wireless router connected to your modem.

    I checked linksysdata.com/ui for the wrt300n firmware 0.93.9 and didn't see this option available. Since I'm not familiar with this router otherwise, perhaps someone else could confirm this.

    This "client bridge" mode is an option on DD-WRT firmware, but I can't say for sure if your version wrt300n is supported. See: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices. The wrt300n v1.0 only is supported under their v24 release candidate firmware.

    Depending on how you feel about putting 3rd-party firmware on your router, I'd check to see if your other ap supports client bridge mode. I put dd-wrt on every linksys box I come into contact with, but be aware that you run the risk of bricking your router.

    now, the cheap way. not guaranteed to work, but it's worth a shot: http://www.g4tv.com/screensavers/features/97/Build_a_10162_WiFi_Antenna.html

    apparently the link they have on that page to freeantennas no longer works: try this thread for the template: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/621990.html
     

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