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Windows 7: How could I link 2 routers wirelessly(lan)with 2 different connections


26 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
How could I link 2 routers wirelessly(lan)with 2 different connections

I have 2 routers and 2 modems,

Computer 1 and and 2 are running on the same router as they have low internet usage.

Computer usually does large amount of downloading and streamings and requires a seperate connection as not to lag the browsing for computer 1 and 2.

How could I link router 1 and 2 together so that my computer 3 could deposit files that are downloaded over the internet through wireless lan into my NAS.

Needed this help so that I do not need to maually switch my internet access to the different routers.

Or are there any devices that can bridge 2 routers with 2 different network connections over the same lan network.





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27 Dec 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi devower,

If you want it all wireless, I'd suggest wireless Bridging. The second router must support DD-WRT.
Please see this Tutorial.
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28 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi 2xg,

DD-WRT I suppose is One router with DHCP disabled and one enabled.

But what I wanted was to connect the 2 routers together with both router's DHCP server enabled.
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28 Dec 2011   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Since there are only a couple of computers involved, it will be a lot easier if you only have one broadband connection, meaning one router and one subnet if all computers are on the same location and distance is not an issue. Just subscribed and add more bandwidth from your ISP and setup QoS, also use a heavy duty Dual Band Wireless Router. I think this will be a more feasible solution for you.

On the other hand, if you want to go this route, having 2 diff broadbands and 2 diff locations and would like to share files, have a read on Site to Site VPN using OpenVPN, it can get a complicated though.

Edit: Not too make things complicated, I almost forgot, the good thing about the NAS is... you can remotely access this from anywhere. I'd go with my first suggestion.
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28 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 8 Pro 9200 x64 w/Media Center
 
 

research 'Broadband Aggregator'...
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28 Dec 2011   #6

 

Simplest thing to do, looking at the diagram and without asking all sorts of technical details, would be to use VPN tunnelling between the two routers - if they'll support it (on the assumption there are two routers because they're not situated adjacently).
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29 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Ahh I see, because I have 2 connections one Fibre and 1 Cable with different providers, thats why I am trying to use both connections assign to different devices and computers to maximise the usage.

VPN will greatly cause slowdown to the transfering of file (Limitation by providers), compared to lan.
Thats why I am trying to link both up since both routers are in the same location, great to have them in the same lan network, could speed things up.
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29 Dec 2011   #8
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

In Post# 4, pls read the first option for you, I think that would work great for you.
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29 Dec 2011   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devower View Post
Ahh I see, because I have 2 connections one Fibre and 1 Cable with different providers, thats why I am trying to use both connections assign to different devices and computers to maximise the usage.
Having that information changes things.

You don't even need two routers.

Go for a Dual WAN router that supports both your inbound connections.

Back it with switches/wifi repeaters as necessary.

Draytek, Billion, and Cisco, are most likely to have matching products.
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