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network setup question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by sdjohn, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. sdjohn

    sdjohn LI Guru Member

    Hi, I'm using 54G linksys access points to connect the computer in my house to the network in our office across the yard. The router is in the office where the internet conneciton is. I have my computer in the house connected directly to the access point and all works fine. I'd like to start a wireless network in my house, so do I need another router in my house to broadcast the signal in the house, and if so then where would the access point plug into the rounter and would I still have internet access through the second router. I realize the second router would need to be on a different channel that the accesspoints.

    thanks for any help
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The answer will depend on if you house picks of the wireless signal from where the router is now or not. If it does but its a little spotty, perhaps all you would need is a better antenna. However you can do the 2 router route, and the answer to your questions will depend on how you go about configuring it. As well as yes you will still have internet.
  3. sdjohn

    sdjohn LI Guru Member

    Other computers in my house would not pick up the signal, that is why I'm using access points for the longer range, so I must use another router in the house. Would the access point plug into the 'internet' connection on the router or just into one of the ports? I'll also have to be careful to configure the router to use different addresses than the main router at the office (I think)

  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Ok if that is the case, depending on the firmware you can use your option may be limited. If you want to just use an access point, it will plug directly into the lan port of the router and act as a bridge to connect your wireless home devices back to the internet. However depending on the version of 54g you have you could use 3rd party software and connect many other ways. Though if you already have a cable in place, the AP will be quite easy to install.

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