Two router setup, how?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by n8236, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    Ok, here's the scenario:

    I have a client who is running her wifi off a 2wire 2701 (all-in-one router+modem). It does not support WDS. Client wants to extend her wifi reception area and she has provided me with an Airport Extreme Base Station and Airport Express (repeater).

    How do I make it so that the routing portion of the 2wire is handed off to the Airport so I can extend the network using the Express via WDS?

    2wire User Guide: http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/5100-000326-000.Rev.A.pdf Page 118 has some information on Bridging, is this the key?
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    I have that 2wire model in my setup, together with a Linksys WRT54G and an AEBS. The way I did it was disable the 2wire wireless network and connected the Linksys via Ethernet to it. The Linksys, in turn, provides the wireless network and DHCP and the AEBS extends the WLAN via WDS and it's set up as a bridge.

    In your case, I would probably set up my 2wire similarly (WLAN off, AEBS connected to it via Ethernet). Then I would do WDS with the AEBS and let it do DHCP. The Express would participate in the AEBS' WDS and be set up as a bridge.
     
  3. one1 macrumors 65816

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    ok that was all Greek to me. I have a dlink di524 and an older airport extreme. I'm using the airport for wireless Internet and the dlink for my hdv tuner through eyetv. I currently switch between the routers in the menu bar. How can I use them both at the same time
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