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Topic # 43038 16-Oct-2009 11:51
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Is it possible to bake a network between 2 wireless routers using the wireless signal between 2 houses?
How do you do it if you can?

Thanks :)

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Reply # 264236 16-Oct-2009 12:08
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1 hour at 180 degrees celsius should do it.




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  Reply # 264245 16-Oct-2009 12:23
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What makes and models are the 2 routers?

It's possible if one of them supports the Client Bridge wireless mode.

Also possible using Wireless Distribution System (WDS) but both devices have to support it and WDS isn't a standard so different hardware/venders have different implementaitons.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 264246 16-Oct-2009 12:23
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Haha smartarse, i should have really proof checked that,

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  Reply # 264254 16-Oct-2009 13:04
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I did it with an apple airport extreme and one airport express. Easy to set-up and runs b/g/n




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  Reply # 264256 16-Oct-2009 13:16
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Ragnor: What makes and models are the 2 routers?

It's possible if one of them supports the Client Bridge wireless mode.

Also possible using Wireless Distribution System (WDS) but both devices have to support it and WDS isn't a standard so different hardware/venders have different implementaitons.


the router im using is a dynalink rta770w but i can't get the model of the one im trying to access at the moment, i think its a D-Link

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  Reply # 264261 16-Oct-2009 13:35

Are you trying to set-up a secuure networ (i.e. Domain) or just to connect tow two PC's?

If you are just trying to connect the two PC's you can setup it up pretty easily. I would suggest you do think about security as opening certain ports will make them open to others via the Internet.

Also, it may pay to ensure you either have Static IP's for both Internet Connections or at least use DDNS.



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  Reply # 264287 16-Oct-2009 15:09
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i just want it for file sharing, they have their own connection and we have ours we just want to be able to access each others files over a wireless network

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  Reply # 264304 16-Oct-2009 16:05
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I share my network with the old man who lives 3 houses down from me. I'm using 2 x asus WL520GU routers with tomato firmware. This allows me to run a WDS setup with a common SSID and WPA password so computers and other devices will connect to whichever has the strongest signal. I share internet and files on this (albeit a bit slowly). Tomato also allows me to boost the signal.

You can also use a wireless bridge setup which is easier and you don't need both devices supporting WDS, i see someone is selling one at the moment

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=42580

I think it could get confusing if you are using 2 independent internet connections though.

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