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Al
06-15-08, 10:07 AM
Can a second wirless router be added to an existing wireless network to be
used as a range extender? I have a Linksys WRT54g as the main router but I
also have a Belkin (don't remember the model) laying around, can it be used
as an extender?

Johnnie Leung
06-15-08, 01:50 PM
"Al" <goodwrench00@gotsky.com> wrote in message
news:YsmdnSuSkvHLrcjVnZ2dnUVZ_gmdnZ2d@trueband.net...
> Can a second wirless router be added to an existing wireless network to be
> used as a range extender?

Yes, but only if both APs support it. It's called WDS (Wireless
Distribution System). Compatibility between brands (or sometimes even
different models of the same brand) is iffy.

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JL

OutOfTime
07-30-08, 09:28 AM
Just remember: unless you hardwire (w/ cat5) both routers together the total
throughput speed between them will only be 1/2 the rated speed.

"Al" <goodwrench00@gotsky.com> wrote in message
news:YsmdnSuSkvHLrcjVnZ2dnUVZ_gmdnZ2d@trueband.net...
> Can a second wirless router be added to an existing wireless network to be
> used as a range extender? I have a Linksys WRT54g as the main router but I
> also have a Belkin (don't remember the model) laying around, can it be
> used as an extender?
>