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how can I connect multiple routers to each other wirelessly

by neeyeeo / May 12, 2007 12:42 AM PDT

I have a connection set-up with a Linksys N-wireless broadband router, connected to the modem from my isp.What I want to do is to now extend my wireless connection to other computers about 100meters away and I purchased another linksys wireless router G, to do the trick,the problem I have is that I couldnot get the second router (linksys wireless router G) which is supposed to serve as my repeater to connect to the Linksys N-wireless, which I initially set up. How can this be done, in such a way that i would not make use of cables, because this is not a good option for me.Thank you.

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IF it's a feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2007 1:12 AM PDT

If it's not a feature then it's dead on arrival.

The one thing I learned is this bridge mode should setup at a short distance first and then we test how far it can go.

Bob

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it should be a feature
by neeyeeo / May 14, 2007 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: IF it's a feature.

well yes I thought it should be a feature,and I tried making both routers talk to each other at 5meters away and they didnt, so what do u think the problem is,I was thinking there is another linksys that might do it if the G-series doesnt do it,with the N,but that would be a real dissapointment from Linksys.

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Why are you disappointed with them?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2007 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: it should be a feature

Bridge mode came about years later and is not a widespread feature. I found it to work when (a) it was a feature of the products listed and (b) when the firmware was in sync or matching.

The one thing that upsets a few is that you can't use any old router or device you have. Why? It's not in the 802.11g spec...

Bob

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