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Connecting 2 wirleless Routers (Bridging ?)

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by mojorisin, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    I have a Belkin Wireless ADSL Router that i use as my main connection to the internet and also for sharing to the other machines in the house

    I also have a Linksys Broadband Router WRT54G that i would like to use basically as an access point to a server in my garage (the server would plug into the Linksys Router) then install ISA on this server and route the other pc's through this instead of straight through the Belkin router just for the fun (?) of learning more about ISA and routing and stuff

    Question is is this possible with the kit i have ?

    If so anyone got any ideas as to the best way to do this

    I have being playing about with it but not had much success yet

    If you need any more info about this setup please feel free to ask


    cheers guys

    Mick
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Mick,

    So basically you want to bridge your 2 LANS then?
    I don't see why not as long as both your wireless routers have the facililty.
     
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  3. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    more a case of connect the linksys to the belkin instead of using say a wireless card in the server that way it would provide a better range for the wireless connections

    strange thing is i can picture what i want to do its just the theory part thats got me :blink
     
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  4. Boycie
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    I think all you need to do is connect them to each other via a Cat5 cable then.
    Set up the one as the main gateway for the internet and the other as your LAN port.
    Let us know how you get on.
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    I've been trying to find specific information on the web but it's hard to get specifics. If I understand you correctly, you want to connect two LANs by bridging them wirelessly rather than running a length of Cat 5 cable. It's a matter of getting the two routers or APs to go into bridging mode to create the RF link between them.

    Since you say "theory" is your problem, I'm going to post some informational links here in the hopes that one or more of them might help.

    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/networking/wireless_bridge.htm

    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2001/08/24/linksys.html

    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/Sections-article36-page7.php

    http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/1563991
     
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  6. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Your right Trip wireless is the way that i want to connect the routers thanks for the links i will have a look and post any findings i have after reading them


    basically other clients in the house would connect to the Linksys Router as there gateway to the internet via the ISA server
     
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