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Joing two wireless routers/bridging

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by j1mgg, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

    I dont know what this is exactly called, so i will explain.

    My main router that is connected to my adsl2 line is in my cupboard where i have my ps3, desktop(not currently working) and laptop docking station. In my sitting room i have another desktop(currently connected by wifi), blu ray player and soon to be a dreambox.

    What i want to do is use a linksys router i have to connect the devices in the sitting room to and them connect the linksys router to the main one by wireless.

    The main adsl router is a thomson 585(be firmware) and the second router is a linksys wrt54 which i am going to flash dd-wrt firmware onto it.

    This is where i am a bit stuck and wondered if any of you can quickly get me setup rather than trawling through google allday?

    Cheers guys
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    This is wireless bridging, you also need to ensure that both devices support it.

    Personally speaking I use two dedicated wireless bridges connected to two switches.
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