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Wireless bridging problem unsolved

By styfir
May 29, 2009
  1. hi all,

    In my home I have 1 laptop(vista business) and 1 pc(win xp home).
    Connected to the laptop is a D-link wireless router and connected to the pc is a Netgear wireless router.
    The D-link 'sees' the laptop and the Netgear 'sees' the pc. (still with me?)
    Lets look at it as 2 network segments.
    The D-link IS connected to the internet and I can surf using the laptop but what I would really like to do is surf the net using the pc as well.

    My theory is this ::: to set up the routers (by bridging them somehow) so that they can both 'see' each other and allow traffic to come and go.....

    What do I need to do?

    Oh yea..... the reason I am doing this is because I have these routers lying around the house and want to give this cheaper option a go first before I buy a wireless adapter for the pc - were in a recession here!!

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,853   +901

    You want something like this:
                 Netgear --- Pc
    First disconnect the Netgear from the Dlink and WIRE a connection from any system to a LAN port;
    • Login and DISABLE the DHCP service,
    • set the SSID, Channel and leave encryption OFF (just for now).
    • save the settings and it will log you off.
    Then on the Netgear, leave the WAN slot empty and connect it to the Dlink.

    The DLINK DHCP will control all systems regardless of which router they connect to.
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