So i have a d-link wired router in one floor connected to the cable modem. One of the ports has a cat5 running to another linksys wireless router that connects one pc wirelessly and one wired. I try to establish the linksys to run as router and not a gateway but when I do, i cannot connect to the internet. If i run it on gateway it connects to the internet but its slow online gaming is crap. Anyone know what to do?
You need one router; if you need to extend your network then you need to add a switch (wired) or an access point (wireless). You don't add a second router.
Both of which are accomplished through a second router set as such... Back to square one.
You need one router connected to your cable modem. You need a Wireless access point to connect to the wLAN. You can either go with an onboard network card or a Wireless access point. You don't need two routers.
Alright i will throw the other router away, even though it says can be used as a[SIZE=-1] Wireless Access Point on the back of the box! [/SIZE]
Well if it can be used as a Wireless Access Point then use it. Don't need to spend money for something that you already have. AND NEVER THROW STUFF AWAY!!! Always have a backup.
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28th July 2004
Bs|Archaon;4014205You need one router; if you need to extend your network then you need to add a switch (wired) or an access point (wireless). You don't add a second router.
Not theoretically, but most routers these days can be set to run as a switch, as his seems to be able to do.
The terminology in the industry is flawed: almost all domestic routers contain switches - the 'router' part of the box is simply the bit of silicon which connects the two networks together - usually the internet and the home network. Whenever you plug in cat 5 wires or connect wirelessly to a router, you're connecting to the switch that the router happens to have. So if a router has an in-built switch, it's not exactly hard for the makers to allow people to use only the switch part of the box and not the router part.
Ya, I know I need to use the second router, I was being sarcastic about throwing it away, but my question was, how can I set it to be a wireless/wired access point. I tried setting it but the internet doesn't work, etc.
Well. I usually just use a Router and Wireless Access point. I'm not really sure how to set it up.