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Topic # 26074 11-Sep-2008 09:33

Ok heres the setup

three pc's, 1 PS3 and 1 modded XBox (xbmc for streaming etc)

three pc's are fine as there ethernet and close rangeto one router, however my game console's are on the other side of the house, hence the need for wireless. I remember something in my network + training about joining the two network segments on the same subnet and SSID (but change the channel if need be).

2 routers are the dlink g604t and the Vodafone selling unit, 'Huawei' aka 'Echolife' 4 port Wireless router.

So i want to interconnect/bridge the two wireless routers, the Huawei will connect to phone line for adsl, i basically want to create one large network of the two wireless routers, however i do not have any PC-based wireless adapters just the ps3 built in adapter for wifi and the xbox mn-750 adapter (i think thats the model number).

Anyone got any idea's how to get this all working without a wireless adapter for pc and using two wireless routers?

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 163717 11-Sep-2008 10:26
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Depending on locations of everything - the following are probably the best options.

Option a)
Huawaei unit plugged into phone socket for aDSL WAN, PC's cabled in to the four ethernet ports on the Huawei unit, and PS3 & XBox connecting to the Huawei's wireless interface.  No need for a seperate dLink access point.

Option b)
If the PC's are not close enough to cable to the unit connected to the phone line, you need to turn the dLink unit into a client bridge - you can do this using some of the free firmware, but I don't know exactly which ones work on that particular dLink unit.
You then have the huawei plugged in to the phone socket, the PS3 and Xbox connecting wirelessly.  You then stick the dLink AP next to your cabled PC's, plug them into the dLink (it will need ethernet LAN ports) and have the dLink acting as a client bridge back to the huwaei unit.




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  Reply # 163737 11-Sep-2008 11:30

yeah i know the options you gave would work, however the purpose for this is...

Run a three PC ADSL router network for internet, on 2nd wireless router (no phone-DSL cable) on same subnet and have strict
routing rules in place so only a few sites on the www would work, mainly gaming or news or updates.

However the third pc being in my bedroom with music, videos etc shared with no wireless adapter and connected to my dlink with no phone-DSL cable but with a ethernet cable, which i want to bridge them (both routers talking together over wireless) but over wireless, much like you would with a Dynalink RTA100 or dsl-302g to a non-dsl wireless router by LAN cable, however i have the huawei and g604t and am trying to bridge them only over wireless.

Google shows quite a few people have tried, some look successful but don't explain how it all worked out.

Hence my retreat here for answers and tips.

I think it's down to modded firmware to change it from as such an Access Point, the linksys routers show being very capible of this but i dont want to buy a new router just to do this, so if after a few posts from others with no luck i will just have to buy a USB wireless adapter for the third PC and buy a better attenna for the huawei and just use that.


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