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Old July 6th, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Default Using 2nd Router as an Access Point

I have a question about using the router as a unique situation. I have two Netgear Routers. I am using RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router connected directly to my Comcast router. I also have Netgear Duo Wireless-N Router. I would like to use the Netgear router as an access point setting it up with one router on each side of the house. I would like to know if there is any information on how to accomplish this.

I understand I'll have to change the IP address of the 2nd router from 192.168.1.1 to something else , and then I'll have to turn disallow the router from assigning ip addresses. That being said is it possible to use the 2nd router w/o attaching it to the first, in other words as a true access point?
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: Using 2nd Router as an Access Point

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I understand I'll have to change the IP address of the 2nd router from 192.168.1.1 to something else , and then I'll have to turn disallow the router from assigning ip addresses
That’s about it for a wired connection between routers, you just need to remember to only use the LAN ports on the one configured as an access point (nothing to the WAN Port).

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That being said is it possible to use the 2nd router w/o attaching it to the first, in other words as a true access point?
That suggests that you want to use it as a wireless repeater, and whether or not you can do that depends on the model numbers of both routers.

Generally, repeating will force the use of WEP encryption (not the best), this will limit the theoretical throughput to 54Mbps, and whatever rate you achieve will be halved by the repeating process.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: Using 2nd Router as an Access Point

If your 2 router are WDS compliant, you can check this link http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/de...ds/r_id/100109 for your reference.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 07:20 AM
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if you are installing 2nd unit wired to the existing system then here is how
http://vpncasestudy.com/download/use...cess_point.pdf

or prior post for two devices to connect wirelessly
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