How to configure second router as acces point?
January 12, 2007 3:42 AM Subscribe
How do I configure a second wireless router as a wireless access point, and have computers on both routers talk to each other?
posted by psmealey to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have an Apple Airport base station in my basement office hooked up to my cable modem. It is configured with DHCP. Due to the amount of stone and what not in the construction of the house, the wireless signal dissipates rapidly as you come upstairs, I bought a Linksys WRT54G to plug in Airport, connect via ethernet and extend my network.
Only issue is I forgot how to configure it such that the computers on the Aiport zone can talk to the computers upstairs on the WRT54G zone. Any help? Unfortunately, user documentation was a bit too dense (as am I) to figure it out, and I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for when Googling.
When I try to configure the Linksys as a router (and not gateway) it asks me for both a Default Gateway IP (which should be the 10.0.1.1 address of the Airport, right?) and a destination LAN IP (which I don't get, because my Airport is on DHCP). Can you someone help point me in the right direction?