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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 23720 8-Jul-2008 03:10
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I will start by saying go easy on me i am new to both forums and networks.  I must have read 180 threads on this topic but can not seem get mine to working reliable.  I will explain my equipment then what i am wanting to set up.

Running XP SP2.  I have two wirless DI-534 routers R1 firmware V2.3, R2 Version 1.2 (not sure if this matters).  I also have a netgear switch if required, and lots of ethernet cables

An xbox360 and a PS3, two wireless D-link IP cameras and a N95 mobile phone (this is important for latter on)


ISP (bigpond) cable into R1 and have my pc running internet off R1, then run  an ethernet cable from R1 to R2 in living room (or netgear switch) run both the PS3 and Xbox of R2 (or switch) for media sharing purposes

I would like to configure this so that i also have two access points for wirless LAN.  This will then allow me to connect both IP cameras (i hope)

Now i am a real ludite with this LAN stuff and really wouldn't know my a55 from my elbow, so if you have an answer please provide as much detail as possible. 

I thank you for your help in advance.

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  Reply # 144222 8-Jul-2008 05:03
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Unless you have a really big house, or concrete walls or something I doubt you will really need both routers.  Just set one up connected to your cable and desktop and go wireless for the other devices (does the XBox have wireless?)

If you really do need to run both routers for the coverage you require, one gets the cable modem on it's WAN port, and a cable running from one of the LAN ports to one of the other router's LAN ports.  The second router's WAN port is not used.  Change the IP of the second router to be different to the first, buit on the same network of course. 

James Sleeman
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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 144540 8-Jul-2008 12:15
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Thanks for your response.  I don't have a large house or concrete walls yet when i had only one router going i would lose the connection one room away (15feet) in chiprock walls that is why i bought a second router, any suggestions?

I am interesting in running the seconf router as an AP and i did have it set up like you suggested but when i look at my phone which gives me the wirless lan details the signal "ocilates" (would be the best way i could describe it)  It picks up tow access points then 30 seconds later drops back to one the signal of one acces point drops down to 40% then i see s second signal named "dlink" - which i have no idea where it gets this SSID from as both routers are set to home.  The signal will then fall back into  2 access points names "home" and 100% then thuis cycle just repeats itself.  Any ideas?

Once again i am new to networks please give specific detail on how to fix,  you mentioned changing the IP address R1 is and R2 is is it possible that these are too close together and interfering?

Thank you again for your help.

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