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Windows 7: How do I use two routers in the same network?

03 Sep 2011   #1
SAS88

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I use two routers in the same network?

The scenario is: I have a PC running Windows 7 which is wirelessly connected to my Netgear modem-router. I wish to install a security camera outside my house, instead of running a long ethernet cable all the way back into my house from the camera to the Netgear, is it possible that I can connect the camera to another router outside, and then get that second router to communicate with my Netgear inside the house, and thus be able to control my security camera from inside?

Now I know the security camera can be connected to a router, and I can install software to remotely control it, but I'm not sure how I can go about using my Netgear to communicate to a second router. I haven't purchased the second router or the camera yet, but I want to know if it's possible before I do.


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03 Sep 2011   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Give this a read,
Wireless Bridge - DD-WRT Wiki
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04 Sep 2011   #3
SAS88

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, but I realized I was being thick, can just use the wireless features in the camera instead of doing a direct connection, doh -.-

In either case, wireless bridging is not possible with most Netgear routers.
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04 Sep 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Also...I think you were thinking more of a switch and not a router. It just happens most consumer routers are a combination of a router and a switch in one box. A switch would have been less expensive then getting a second router. Furthermore a second router would have made a second network.
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04 Sep 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Also...I think you were thinking more of a switch and not a router. It just happens most consumer routers are a combination of a router and a switch in one box. A switch would have been less expensive then getting a second router. Furthermore a second router would have made a second network.
No, he wanted a wireless router to transmit wirelessly from one location to another, making a wireless bridge between 2 locations.
A switch wouldn't do anything for him in this situation.

explain to me how you would use a switch to achieve the result the Op is after.
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04 Sep 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
...stuff..
You obviously misread my response. I was not giving a solution. Please go back and read.
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04 Sep 2011   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
...stuff..
You obviously misread my response. I was not giving a solution. Please go back and read.
If you weren't giving a solution, then why even mention a switch when he obviously wanted to bridge 2 wireless locations.

And using 2 routers doesn't mean you will have 2 different networks, you can have 1 or 2 or more networks using 2 or more routers. The other routers would have DHCP turned off to keep all devices connected to it on the same network as the first router.
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04 Sep 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
If you weren't giving a solution, then why even mention a switch..
Because I wanted do. What is your problem? Do you not like other people posting responses on a public forum? Is their some unspoken rule about not posting supplementary data to a relative thread?
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04 Sep 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

warning   Warning
Let's keep this friendly shall we.

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04 Sep 2011   #10
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

For the record, there is such a thing called a Wireless LAN Switch. Which functions smiler to a wired Switch but broadcast both wired and wireless.
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