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How to use a router as a switch/access point.

How to use a router as a switch/access point.

How to use a router as a switch/access point.

OK so here's my issue.
I recently purchased a Netgear WGR614v5.  I had no problems setting that up.  It works great, no major complaints.  Into that I had a motarola surfboard cable modem, and out I had one computer directly connected on the lan and then a line running down to a hub on the otherside of the house in the basement which had 3 other computers connected to it, including a server, DMZ.  On the wireless portion I have my own laptop and then my sister's.  Being in the middle of the house I don't have much of a problem getting a decent connection, but my sister's room is on the complete opposite side of the house, and so her connection is very weak if it is there at all.
I just picked up a D-Link DI 524 with a wireless card(combo) for $20 after rebate, good deal.  Anyways, I came home and was just going to replace the hub I have running downstairs with the new router, basically use the wireless function to give my sister a better connection.  But for some reason I can't seem to get the router to pick up on the DHCP from the netgear.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  And if you need anymore information just ask.


RE: How to use a router as a switch/access point.

. disable DHCP on the second router
. give the second router a static ip in the non-DHCP scope of router #1
. Assign SSID and WEP settings to match router #1, use a different channel
. Plug into the uplink LAN port from router #1 to a regular LAN port of router #2.  (The WAN port is not used on router #2).  

RE: How to use a router as a switch/access point.

I have a similar situation:
I have a speedstream 5667 DSL modem coming in
that goes to my switch, from there I have various equip connected, plus a line down to my office. Before the line gets to my office I have a DI-524 (which I only want to use for wireless and a switch). What would I need to do to get that working?

Thanks Denniston

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