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Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
hdsteele Jul-28-02 11:10 AM
I am trying to network my home using all SpeedStream equipment (its what I have). I have a cable modem coming into a wired router with one desktop linked to it. It works fine. I am trying to cable from the wired router to a wireless router on the floor below and then daisy chain ANOTHER wireless router to the basement. The Seimens/SpeedStream routers use port 1 as an uplink. I cant get the network to work properly. I have Speedstream wireless PC cards in both of my laptops. I get a steady signal light and when I use the SpeedStream Wireless Utility it tells me I have a strong link/reception from the wireless router(s). However, all I get is "Page Can't Be Found". I have tried both straight through cables as well as crossovers. Both give me the same result. Should I be using the crossover? Should I be cabling from the Uplink Port in the wired router to the WAN port on the wireless? Should I turn anything off on the wireless routers through setup? I realize that I am using equipment I dont have to with the 2 additional routers but thats what I have! Any help would be appreciated!

1. RE: Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
hdsteele Jul-28-02 11:53 AM
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Also, my desktop is running XP Pro as well as one of the laptops. The other is Win98. Thanks

2. RE: Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
lbyard Jul-28-02 02:34 PM
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http://duxcw.com/faq/network/uplink.htm
http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/diffrout.htm
I don't think cascading routers three deep is going to work, especially with wireless routers; but, on the other hand, I have not tried to do it either (and wouldn't). Larry

3. RE: Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
hdsteele Jul-28-02 04:54 PM
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Thanks, what would you do given my situation? Three rooms directly above one another - basement first floor and second floor. Cable modem/router on third floor connecting desktop with two access points cabled to the lower floors for wireless access? I do have two access points, one Belkin and one Linksys. Was trying to use all one brand but apparently this is not going to work. Any problems using the different brand access points? or am I making a big deal out of nothing? Also, if I were to continue trying the three router setup would I have to turn off DHCP on the two remote routers? I think I remember reading this somewhere! Thanks again.

4. RE: Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
lbyard Jul-28-02 08:34 PM
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What would I do? Run cables and not use wireless at all! Although it may involve some upfront cable work (which is easier than most people picture it once one puts on grubbies and starts doing it), it is the simplest, fastest, cheapest, and most reliable way of doing it. As each router separates PCs from the network with its NAT you would need all of the DHCP servers. The alternative would be to disable the DHCP servers on two of the routers and not to use the NATs (and maybe not the WAN ports--who said you had to) on two of the routers, if that is possible. I certainly would not make them three deep with the WAN ports and NATS. Larry

5. RE: Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
hdsteele Jul-28-02 10:30 PM
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I know that given a choice wired is the better choice but I have been the wired route with the two laptops. What happens is that after about 3 months the NIC connection on the laptops gives up from all the movement back and forth. These laptops are not stationary on desks. They get picked up and put down numerous times every day. On my third repair as we speak. Thats why the wireless. the PC card fairs much better with all the movement. I succesfully got two routers (wired on second floor with the cable modem to the wireless one on the first floor)up and running using a crossover cable port 1 to port 1. The third for the basement has not gone so well! Have tried every combination I can think of. Any suggestions? Striaght through or crossover and to which port/WAN? I am trying to add one of my access points as we speak but cant get the desktop to configure it. What I am trying to do now is (I think) more basic. With the two routers going ok I am going to cable in the access point to the wired router. Should that work? Thanks for the comments and help!

6. RE: Wired To Wireless Router then to another wireless router
lbyard Jul-29-02 06:06 AM
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I do not have the specifics on your routers. Larry

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