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Can you daisy-chain wireless routers?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Sasqui, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Sasqui

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    I got a new ASUS RT-N66 about 2 weeks ago, am more than pleased. With a wireless N adapter, I'm seeing speedtest.net speeds equal to having a wire plugged in. Range is at least double my old WRT54G.

    But... I'd like to expland coverage a little further, to garage and backyard area. Based on where the cable modem is, ViOP and UPS, I can't really move the ASUS.

    I know I could get an AP, cable that to the ASUS (I've got a 75' CAT 5 cable). I was wondering if another option is to daisy chain the WRT54G (or another wireless router) from the ASUS RT-N66? I could just try it, but I figured I'd ask :)
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    I believe it is possible if the router supports what it called "bridged mode".
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    I guess I just need to try it.

    Here's from the manual:

    EDIT:

    Nice, found a guide here: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-Linksys-WRT54G-to-Be-an-Access-Point

    Seems to be mostly about disabling DHCP and setting a static IP.
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    Yes, you can bridge two wireless routers but you will lose the "n" speed.
    You would be better off running the cable if you want high speed at both routers.
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    Yes, I was definitely going to run a cable. The downside with the WRT54G is no wireless 'N'. I was pricing wireless acces points, and for about the same price, I could get a wireless N router... and have a backup should the ASUS fail.

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