Connect 2 linksys wireless routers

By gbrownsword ·
I have 2 linksys WRT54G wireless routers, I would like to know how to use one as an access point to boost the signal throughout my house. One is in basement with one PC wired and a network printer wired. The other 3 pcs are on 2nd floor wireless, with a good connection status. Would like to know if this would boost speed and improve connections status. Thanks for any help or suggestions!!

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by CG IT In reply to Connect 2 linksys wireles ...

there are antennas, wireless access points and even signal boosters that you can buy.

Instead of plunking down $60.00 to $80.00 USD or more! on a router, you should plunk that money down on hardware that is made to do what you want to do. Boost signal.

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seen this ? before

by gbrownsword In reply to seen this question before ...

I guess I should have made it more clear, I already have a second router, the same, aquired from a co-worker for free!!

Was wondering if it could be utilized wirelessly to connect to other router. With the Nintendo DSi, Wii, laptops, and stuff, thought maybe I could speed things up on the cheap!!


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Did you acquire the manual for FREE too ?? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to seen this ? before

If not, why not?

If you don't have the manual you can download it in PDF format here:

I suggest you read it. The section you should be looking for is Bridging/Wireless Repeater.

Except I couldn't find it.

On the other hand - I did find THIS:

Edit for 2nd Link.

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As Older Mycroft mentions there is that pesky bridge

by CG IT In reply to seen this ? before

configuration in the manual

however, if you won't want to go the bridge route, then the alternative is don't use the WAN port. If you want to use the wan port, then the wan port gets an address on the other routers LAN. The LAN is a different subnet from that. DNS servers are the ISP DNS server addresses.

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