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Need help bridging Wireless router to another router.

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 (64-Bit) and Windows 7 (64-Bit) (Dual Boot)

    Need help bridging Wireless router to another router.


    I have been working on this for hours. Any help is appreciated. So anyways, I am attempting to WIRELESSLYct my old belkin router with my cisco router upstairs. I cannot just connect an ethernet cable from my pc to the belkin upstairs, because its too long and my house is designed in a way its not possible. So, my goal is to be able to wirelessly connect the two router, so i can put an ethernet cable in my room from the second router to my pc without having a wire hanging through the house. I have matched the security SSID, passcode, security type, and changed the ip static address on the second router within range of the first, but not exact as the first. When i go into my second router, the belkin, I click on use as access point (to use the router only as an access point for my pc, to connect to the other router), and i entered the ip address for the router access point as 192.168.2.254. Is that supposed to match the ip address I inputed in the settings of the access point. Also, when I click enter after doing this, my second router crashes and I am forced to reboot and reset the router and start all over. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but the model of the second router is Belkin F5D7230-4. Any help? If you need more info or I worded it in a weird way, tell me. Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You would need to run a Cat-5e run from the upstairs router, to the other router which has DHCP turned off. So that you can use the Wifi capable router as an Access Point. Of course with it being an older piece of hardware. You will end up having the issue of a device that may be on its last legs.

    You really need an Access Point, or a router you can setup as an Access Point.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 (64-Bit) and Windows 7 (64-Bit) (Dual Boot)


    Wait, so I cannot setup the belkin as an access point to communicate with the upstairs one wirelessly, becaus in the belkin options, it says you can use it as an access point.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    An access point, requires a LAN connection to a router or switch connected to a router. You need a "Bridge" or "Repeater". If you want to not use a wired connection from the Wifi router to the other device.
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