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Windows 7: Conncting 2 routers wirelessly

25 Nov 2013   #1
IE user

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 
Conncting 2 routers wirelessly

Hi Guys

i need your help!

i connect to the internet via a wired ADSL connection using a Billion 400g wirelessly router on one PC.

i want to connect to the internet on another PC via a cable from Router to PC using another billion 400g wirelessly router.

the thing is How can i connect to the internet from the 2nd router via the 1st router wirelessly.

can that be done?

Please help
Thanks
IE USER


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25 Nov 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you can only connect from a PC to a router - not from a router to a router.
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25 Nov 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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I read this: you have an ADSL connection. The router/modem is actually 1 device. From the HOME-side you can connect to it wired (usally 4 ports) and wirelessly. Correct?

Why let both wireless routers connect to each other wirelessly? Is second computer to far away from main router? impossible to connect a cable?
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25 Nov 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you can only connect from a PC to a router - not from a router to a router.
A router is also a computer.

Routers are connected to each other all over the internet! Without routers internet can't work.
But what he's talking about is an ADSL router. Most of the time this is:

  • TCP/IP router
  • modem to convert from and to ADSL (WAN-side [telephone cable])
  • tcp/ip switch
  • Access point
Let's wait first why he can't connect wired to main router. Or connect wirelessly to main router.
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25 Nov 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I know all that. You tell me how to connect 2 routers wirelessly.

With a cable is easy. Then it acts like a switch.
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25 Nov 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I know all that. You tell me how to connect 2 routers wirelessly.

With a cable is easy. Then it acts like a switch.
"With a cable is easy. Then it acts like a switch". Yes disable the router part, dhcp-server... actually you use only the switch function.

To do the same thing wirelessly..... Only use the Access Point part. Only problem is:
Normally laptops CONNECT to the access point. Now 1 access point has to connect to other Access Point. Normally that functionality isn't implemented in home routers access point.

Best thing is to group all access points. Most of the time you have to give them the same SSID and fill in ALL mac addresses on all Access Points. This makes a group of wireless access points act as a single unit.

That's how it works in a hospital for example. On all floors are multiple accesspoints.... but actually they are only extenders.
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26 Nov 2013   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IE user View Post
Hi Guys

i need your help!

i connect to the internet via a wired ADSL connection using a Billion 400g wirelessly router on one PC.

i want to connect to the internet on another PC via a cable from Router to PC using another billion 400g wirelessly router.

the thing is How can i connect to the internet from the 2nd router via the 1st router wirelessly.

can that be done?

Please help
Thanks
IE USER

If the router or access point has an actual bridge mode you can set this up with any problem.

One of my access points, the D-Link DAP-1522 has a bridge mode, but I'm not to sure about the Op's hardware, not many have this feature but some do. In my case the D-Link has a switch on the side for A/P or Bridge mode.

You would just connect to the gateway router with the access point set to bridge mode. After that the wired LAN ports on the access point will work at normal wireless speeds.

Using bridge mode should also turn off DHCP which is how you want it.

I turn off static IP's on my A/P's and let the router/gateway assign all IP's then you can get to the set up page on the bridge through it's newly assigned IP.

I guess having bridge mode or wireless switch comes in handy sometimes but in my case I wired all my GB switches and use the wireless A/P's to fill in the gaps.

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27 Nov 2013   #8
IE user

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Hi Kaktussoft

You are correct the router & modem is 1 device. everything you said is correct.

the 2 computers are at a distance away which makes cabling a nightmare.

Any Help/Advice

Thanks very much

IE USER
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27 Nov 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IE user View Post
Hi Kaktussoft

You are correct the router & modem is 1 device. everything you said is correct.

the 2 computers are at a distance away which makes cabling a nightmare.

Any Help/Advice

Thanks very much

IE USER
How many yards from router are the 2 computers? Are they located in same room?

You have a wireless laptop isn't it (?) Does that laptop work wirelessly when it's located next to the computers?
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27 Nov 2013   #10
IE user

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

the both routers are about a hands stretch from each PC.

each PC is loacted in different rooms about +-10 meters away.

both PCs are Desktop Computers which are connected to routers via the ethernet cables.

there is no laptop.
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