using tow routers for a point to point link

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ssiems, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. ssiems

    ssiems LI Guru Member

    Is it possible to use 2 lynksys routers as a point to point link?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    You need to be more specific as to what you are exactly trying / wanting to do.
  3. ssiems

    ssiems LI Guru Member

    I want to know if there is a way to use two lynksys routers as a point to point link to a remote ap.

    thanks Stan
  4. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    OK, let's try this again... You have two routers, and you want one as an AP and the other in bridge mode to create a wired network segment that is connected via wireless to the original? Or you have two routers, and you want each connected wirelessly to a third AP somehow?

    We can't read your mind. If you don't explain your question with specifics, obviously no one can answer them correctly.
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Perhaps some definitions are in order:

    A Point-to-Point link, by definition, is a link between exactly 2 devices, no more, no less.

    You can have this:
    1) Point1--Point2
    and also
    2) Point1--somedevice--someotherdevice--yetanotherdevice--Point2

    For #1, the "--" is a telephone wire for instance, where you have 2 modems talk to one another over a dedicated hardwired link.

    For #2, you need to run a protocol to make a point-to-point link between Point1 and Point2, that seems like a direct link (i.e. #1), but that uses an underlying protocol to get through the devices between Point1 and Point2.

    If I guess correctly Stan, you want to do #2, like this:


    but you want the 2 routers to talk to each other just like if the AP in the middle was not there?

    If so, yes, you can do that, by running pptp (point-to-point tunneling protocol), or some other pseudu VPN type protocol, between the 2 routers.
  6. ssiems

    ssiems LI Guru Member

    we are a isp ,we have several wireless systems operating using waverider and orinoco equipment. we have a new ds3 line we are feeding the system from and I have a new location about a block away where I want to install a new orinoco ap. I want to set up a point to point path from the ds3 to the ap with out having to purchase a expensive point to point radio. I have been told it is possible to set up 2 linksys routers to function as a point to point bridge, which would cost a fraction of what our other point to point radio cost.
    Don't let the newby post fool you we have been providing internet services here since 1995 back when most people didn't even know what it was.
    Thanks Stan
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Well Stan, what you want to do, if I understand correctly this time, has got nothing to do with ppp, but is just a wireless ethernet bridge (WET), like this:


    i.e. like a wire, just without it.

    You might have said "a point-to-point radio link", as opposed to "a point-to-point link to a remote AP".

    Yes, you can do a wireless ethernet bridge with 2 linksys routers running 3rd party software. If the distance is great, you'll also need some nice strong directional antennae (but you probably already know that). You can also do it with dedicated WETs off the shelf.

    Don't let the "Networkin' Nut" fool you, I have only been doing this since 2006, when everybody else already had wireless ;-) Sorry, couldn't resist that...
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