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Homer Gonerson

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, so here's the basic crude drawing of the setup of my home network.

attachment.php?attachmentid=49990&stc=1&d=1148410462 (Note: The light blue is not hooked up, but is how I wish it to work.)

Ok, so my mom and dad are hard wired into the network, as is the 1st wireless router. I get near perfect reception in my room on wireless. My sister however, gets close to none, as there is a nice big chunk o' steel in the way we like to call an "air conditioner". Now the point of the thread: How would I set up a second wireless router in my room to take that wireless signal and re-broadcast it to my sister's room so she can actually get network and internet access? All components are Linksys, as my dad hates any other networking brand. We have the second router already, both are the same type, Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router. Our wireless network is set to allow only specific MAC addresses. Oh, and I can't run a cable from one end of the house to the other, due to my mom disliking wires running across the floor, ceiling, wall, etc. It was hard enough to coax her into letting us get surround sound :rolleyes:




Homer Gonerson

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#2 12 years ago

Well, nevermind. I talked to one of the reps from Linksys, and I need a Wireless Access Point. So it's back to the store you go, Mr. Second Wireless Router!




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#3 12 years ago

I think it is possible, you just need to change some settings on the second router, or you can buy an access point




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#4 12 years ago

Or link them through a LAN cable.. I've got a setting right in front of me.