Help networking two wireless routers

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  1. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

    lazyboy922

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    hopefully I can explain this as best as possible, as I can't seem to figure it out.

    I have in the living room, a linksys wireless router connected to my cable modem. The signal is too weak to reach into my bedroom. There I have hooked up a Netgear WGR614 wireless router, where I was hoping I would be able to have it reach the signal to the Linkys. My problem is, I can't get it to connect to the Linksys. I have tried doing it through the setup program that came with the router, but don't see "join an existing network" as an option, like an aiport express can.

    I really don't know where to begin to take it a step further. I have tried a search, but really couldn't come up with the answers I needed.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    Most consumer routers don't have this option. There are some Netgears that do, and some third-party firmware for Linksys that does, but most do not. Regardless, if the signal is too weak to make it to your bedroom, what makes you think a second router is going to pick it up?? It has to have signal strength just like a laptop would. It's no different. Even if you do wirelessly bridge the routers together (where router A is your main router and router B is your secondary router), router B cannot rebroadcast router A's signal. It can be either an access point or a client device, but not both.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, there's no set protocol for wireless extenders. Your best bet is to sell one of the routers and buy an extender from the same company as whatever router you're left with. :)
     

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