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Windows 7: Daisy chain from wireless router to another ?

26 Sep 2011   #1
RobPhoboS

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Daisy chain from wireless router to another ?

I have a BT HH downstairs but all my computer bits are upstairs, 99% of the time I use the laptop and it's wireless connection. I also hook the Xbox 360 up into the laptop with a cable and use the bridge feature so I can get online with the 360 (and avoid having to buy the extra hardware).
However, I also have a 2nd computer up here, it doesn't have a wireless card in there but I'm all for re-using old parts if I can make use of it. I have a 2nd router here, a wireless netgear one that came with my old Virgin set up.
I was just thinking is it possible to hook the PC into the netgear, then the netgear into the laptop and use it's wireless connection like I do with the 360 ?
Or could the netgear connect directly to the BT HH via it's own wireless magic ?

Many thanks for any help with this !

Netgear = DG834G v5


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26 Sep 2011   #2
Anak

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Hi RobPhoboS, welcome to 7F

You should be able to. This link discusses doing the same thing only from a wireless to a wired router: Q & A Board - Smart Computing

Here is a netgear FAQ: Using WPN824, WGR614, or WGT624 Routers as an Access Point

This one discusses BT and netgear, the bt has to be the primary: Connecting a Netgear Router to another Router - NETGEAR Forums

Use your usual search engine (I use google) and copy/paste:
Daisy chain BT HH with netgear I came up with about 9,500 hits.
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26 Sep 2011   #3
RobPhoboS

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Hi Anak,

Yep I'll obviously flick through google as well, just thought it was worth asking.
Thinking about it another way...
I could just hook another network cable into the laptop and use the same kind of bridging function I think.

I also didn't realise that you can get USB wireless adaptors soo cheaply, so that may also suffice thinking about it.

And just another thing I thought of.
I could hook both up to the netgear, which will be handy as it'll give me a network between the two, then I *think* I can grant internet access to the other PC.
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26 Sep 2011   #4
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That is great!

My interest is that my DW has a Literati wireless reader, and our machine is wired.
I need to get a something like a USB adapter, and I think I may have to get a card for the machine also for all that to work.

I have my SatelliteTV, DVD recorder, and Main TV daisy chained, you just have to watch the inputs and outputs.
Check the Extra Conditions and Potential Issues in that second link I offered.
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26 Sep 2011   #5
RobPhoboS

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Many thanks, in the day tomorrow I'll give the above methods a whirl and see what happens.
Hopefully something will work
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26 Sep 2011   #6
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

We are in for a bit of rain tomorrow, I think i will check on my situation also.

Cheers,
Anak
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