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Windows 7: Problems with office network

29 Feb 2012   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Fred is correct. The address available in your network is from 0-255 but 0 and 255 are reserved (IP protocol specs) so you can use 1-254 but 1 is used for the Gateway Router so you have 2-154 to work with. As Fred pointed out you can use address from either end for your 2 wireless access routers. The DHCP group uses continuous address so use 2-152 which leaves you 153&154 or use 4-154 for DHCP which leaves 2&3 for you access points. Hope I didn't confuse you.

The other thing I noticed in that Tutorial is the use of 2 wireless routers as you want to do. His approach is to set both wireless routers to the same SID, Channel and Security code and the PC will select the one with the strongest signal. I am curious how that will work. If you set each wireless router different I would use different channels at least 3 channels apart to cut down interference.

Let us know how you get yours to work.


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29 Feb 2012   #12
Fred Garvin


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
His approach is to set both wireless routers to the same SID, Channel and Security code and the PC will select the one with the strongest signal.
That's something I'm not certain on myself. I was under the impression you don't use the same SSID on 2 wireless routers/access points unless they have the capability to be bridged.
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29 Feb 2012   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Interesting read on that subject.

wireless networking - Multiple access points for the same SSID? - Super User

It does say to set the channel to AUTO or have each AP on different channel. Just what the Tutorial said.

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