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Well, this is a pretty stupid question, but I know nothing when it comes to networking.. :/

My parents wireless router is the only one in our house, and it's at the opposite side of the house. Now, I have been thinking that instead of using a usb adapter to wirelessly connect to it, could I just buy a second router and put it my room to connect my personal devices to it?

Is this possible to do?

Sorry for my lack of knowledge on something so simple.. redface.gif
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You need a Wireless AP configured in bridge mode, such as:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127256
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yes using an access point. or a router that will act as one
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like a repeater? are you going to use your router to pick up off of their signal and give it to your systems?

i dont know off the top of my head if you can do a repeater with ethernet cable. but what it generally would be is a wireless usb extender...

the only other thing i can think of is running an ethernet line from your room to the router...
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Originally Posted by velocd;12663031 
You need a Wireless AP configured in bridge mode, such as:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127256

So if I buy this, how exactly would it work?

Thanks for your help. smile.gif
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post #6 of 9
For that price you might as well just buy a DD-WRT compatible router.

Once you flash to the DD-WRT firmware you can put the router into either wireless bridge or wireless client mode. This will use the wireless link between the DD-WRT router and the remote wireless access point and offer connectivity through the ethernet ports.

The only thing you would have to ensure is that the distance is not too great or there are not a horrendous amount of obstructions for this wireless link to function. Using something like a laptop in your room, if it's able to connect to their AP then it will work.
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ok. i am seriously surprised that i'm the first to suggest this, but how about moving the router closer to the middle of the house? you could just get a longer ethernet cable, or even just run a cable to your room and have it go through a switch to all you're devices
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocker22dallas;12686507 
ok. i am seriously surprised that i'm the first to suggest this, but how about moving the router closer to the middle of the house? you could just get a longer ethernet cable, or even just run a cable to your room and have it go through a switch to all you're devices

This is OC.net's Networking forum.. Get use to the most obscure answers first, and then watch logic fly right the **** out the window.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocker22dallas;12686507 
ok. i am seriously surprised that i'm the first to suggest this, but how about moving the router closer to the middle of the house? you could just get a longer ethernet cable, or even just run a cable to your room and have it go through a switch to all you're devices

The router is probably where the modem is. A lot of the time that can't be changed, and his parents probably don't want to drill holes for cables or have them snaking around the house.

I'd suggest getting the D-link instead of doing DD-WRT. You have to install and configure the firmware for DDWRT, and honestly it didn't work anywhere near as well for me as the D-link unit did.
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