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Wireless Access Point Question

By delebre
May 22, 2007
  1. OK, so I have an interesting idea.

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    What I am TRYING to do... is get internet access to devices in another room that have no wireless access... but do have ethernet.

    I have Wireless Router "1" which is connected to the internet.

    I would like to have a Wireless Router "2" in a seperate room, that can connect to the Router "1" wirelessly so that it can act as a "plug in hub".

    Meaning, I want to plug in devices to "2" and have that getting its internet access wirelessly from "1".

    Is this possible?
     
  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    It is possible, and I would suggest you configure a NAT (Network Address Translation) rule between the two WAP's.
    Lets say your WAP#2's network address is 192.168.2.1, you can create a NAT rule that would forward all traffic from the 192.168.2.0 network to your other WAP (lets say it's 192.168.1.1). See what I mean?
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Not all wireless routers support range extending or bridging.

    Do you want to add wireless clients to the "Wireless 2" device or will they be only wired?
    If you want a wired-only setup for people at 2, then get a wireless bridge. If you want to extend your wireless network at 1, then to you need a wireless device that can act as a repeater/extender.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    Shed some light on your answer

    Not fancy! I just was created this layout design on W2k MS Paint, I am at work so I don't have the fancy stuff but this should give you idea of what you can do. In the kitchen area there is no LAN connection so I use a Wireless Bridge Converter for wired network devices. Signal strenght is Excellent the way I have it layed out..
     

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  5. delebre

    delebre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you guys for your ideas... it looks like a Wireless Bridge is going to be necessary. I'll do some more research to figure out how to do it.. o_O
     
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