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Using Linksys BEFW11S4 V2 or Netgear 814 as a bridge

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by inbead, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. inbead

    inbead Guest

    I own the above two routers and have access to a wireless network from my friend's room (Can't run wires).

    How can I provide internet access to my PCs/routers/etc. through a wireless connection? Can any of the above routers be used as a bridge?

    Or do I need to buy a separate router.

    I tried internet connection sharing with the linksys router but it is giving me the error that ip 192.168.0.1 is already used by another computer or device on the network (my friend's (separate) netgear router uses this 192.168.0.1 as ip address) 8O
     
  2. rks

    rks Network Guru Member

    BEFW11S4 briding

    I have a BEFW11S4 that I use as a remote access point to pickup a laptop on the outside porch because the main access point is too far away on the 2nd floor other side of house.

    In order to bridge the BEFW11S4, you need a bridge. I Ethernet connect the BEFW11S4 to a Linksys WET11b. That provides the wireless connection to my main access point.

    Note, the bridge looks like a client to the main access point. The DHCP is served up from the main access point and they all are configured on the same SSID.


    RKS
     

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