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Access pint or bridge

by j1mw3b / March 20, 2008 9:10 AM PDT

I currently have the following:
DSL modem connected to Netgear WGR614 g router with 2 computers on wired lan and 2 wireless computers connecting to the Netgear. The Westell is in bridged/passthru mode and not routing.

I recently had to move the DSL and wired computers to a closed off room and now the wireless is horribly slow - I guess because of the interference from conduit, distance, etc. The 2.4 phones an microwave also don't help any (who came up with 2.4 on all this stuff!!?).

Soooo, I would like to separate the wireless router from the DSL somehow. I also require the wireless and wired computers to go thru a router.

I have a extra Buffalo G router and a simple 4-port hub.
The Buffalo has a Access Point capability.
Can I merely connect the Buffalo as Wireless access Point via a Cat5 cable and connect wirelessly either thru the Buffalo or the Netgear?

Or is it more complex than this.



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You may be in luck. Netgear article may be interesting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2008 12:18 PM PDT
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Thanks. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 22, 2008 7:46 PM PDT

My Linksys WRT350-N died within warranty. Since withdrawl is not in my things to tolerate I bought a D-link DIR-655 while waiting for the Linksys to be replaced. Now I have two Gigabit/wireless N routers. Was wondering how to do that. Since I seem to collect PCs (I have five now) I may need extra ports.

Thanks Bob.

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You see...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2008 10:21 PM PDT
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Stacking routers, hubs is a national pastime.

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Ya'know. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 23, 2008 12:04 AM PDT
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I might be better off with a switch.

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Joe did that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 12:11 AM PDT
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The lights went out. It's amazing how confabulated we must be.

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My lights just went on. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 23, 2008 1:26 AM PDT
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That's a good one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 1:32 AM PDT
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(NT) Grin.
by Coryphaeus / March 23, 2008 1:57 AM PDT
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Bob, That's amazing
by PudgyOne / March 23, 2008 4:19 AM PDT
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I would have NEVER thought of that!


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In case you didn't know
by PudgyOne / March 20, 2008 1:27 PM PDT
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The Westell Modem/router(probably a 6100) uses the same ip address as the Netgear router.

Please read the Forum Sticky. It will tell you how to change the Netgear router so everything works.

As for the 2.4gh cordless phones, yes they use the same frequencies as the wireless routers.


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