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Wireless router as access point

By BigKahuna
Sep 2, 2008
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  1. I have a d-link wireless router as the main router. i have netgear wirless router that i want to use as an access point. will this work and how would i go about doing this?
  2. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 480

    If you can disable the routing functionality on the netgear router to make it a plain old switch (not sure that this can be done) and then can connect the netgear 'switch' to the d-link router via a cable, it might work for you. But, I am highly doubtful...
  3. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    do i have to connect the routers together with a cable? the netgear that i want to use as the access point cannot pick up the other routers signals
  4. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 480

    Yes, you will need to cable them together, but first note my original caveat: you must turn the Netgear device into a plain switch by disabling its routing functionality. If you are unable to do this, there is no sense in cabling them together.
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