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microsoft wireless g router

by redykst / May 30, 2004 12:01 PM PDT

is it possible to use two microsoft routers on one internet connection at the same time.....cable modem in basement which limits range and i have ethernet cable to the second floor of my home to place the other one...everytime i try to connect both i dont have a wireless network but when i disconnect the upstairs router the system starts working again

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Re:microsoft wireless g router
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2004 12:15 PM PDT

For most, the answer is no. The setup is far too complicated. Certainly you can't hook both to the cable modem, but if one could hook one up to the other such as...

Cable modem > (10/100 cable) > G-router > (10/100 cable) > another G-router, then... Both can't be on the same IP plan and not on the same frequnency.

The setup would be definitely "expert only."

Bob

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Re:microsoft wireless g router
by JMarchi / May 31, 2004 12:02 AM PDT

You don't say whether you have 2 wireless routers or not!! If you want 2 wireless routers you should try to use a wireless antenna upstairs, not a router.

I use 2 different routers at the same time in some offices, but only one router is set to connect to the DSL/Cable modem the 2nd (wireless router) uses a fixed IP in the 192.168.x.x range the first router distributes with DHCP (but out of the DHCP range). The 2nd router connects to the first with an ethernet cable. This way someone can easily connect to either one, by cable to the first, or by wireless or cable to the second. The 2nd router is set to disable DHCP so that the primary router hands out addresses to all devices that connect to the network.

I have never seen a Microsoft router, you really have one with that brand name on it?

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Microsoft exited the Wifi hardware business.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2004 12:15 AM PDT
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Re:Microsoft exited the Wifi hardware business.
by JMarchi / May 31, 2004 9:10 AM PDT

Interesting to see Microsoft actually made these products, never saw them in any store I went into either.....but then I didn't look for a Microsoft brand when I found plenty of Linksys and Netgear products.

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It is possible
by money11465 / January 4, 2006 10:40 PM PST

Yes. I did it. As a matter of fact, I am using it as I type. Set your upstairs router to have a Dynamic IP connection and the DNS to be your cable modem's DHCP IP. Next, set the IP Distribution range of your upstairs router's DHCP to be out of that of your cable modem. Say you cable modem will distribute IP addresses 192.168.0.100-199, set your upstairs DHCP to distribute 192.168.0.200-299. Also, you must change one of the router's IP addresses (suppose you access them both by 192.168.0.1, set one of them to 192.168.0.2). Finally, turn off all of your upstairs router's security features, like a firewall or a "discard ping from WAN side". These are not necessary because your cable modem [should] have enough protection. Either way, computers attached to the wireless router are as secure as if they were attached directly to the cable modem. If it still doesn't work, try configuring a DMZ.

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