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Wireless connection with two modem/routers

My situation is:

I have DSL connection, i have 1 DSL Modem/Router with 4 ports switch,  i have no problem to connect to DSL (Using PPPoE connection) using my modem/router.
I have another Modem/router with wireless access point on another room, i would like to still connect using my LAN ports on another room but i also like to connect with my wireless modem/router and access connection using as access point. Is it possible?

I know if i bridged my modem/router and if i only had router i can connect into my WAN port of router and access as access point and connect to the LAN ports of router. But above sutiation is quite different.

If above scenario is not possible with my available resources i would like to buy just a router with modem (with WAN port) and connect to my modem/router sitting on another room but i also like to connect into the LAN ports of that modem/router and get connected. And like to use my new router as access point and get internet connection from modem/router.

If i bridged the modem/router connect into the my 4 LAN ports
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
"If i bridged the modem/router connect into the my 4 LAN ports"
I mean i can not connect to my 4 LAN ports on my modem/router
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pseudocyberCommented:
I'd like to help, but just not following your topology.  Can you explain it differently - perhaps with a picture?  What is the goal - to have fault tolerant Internet, to load balance and get better bandwidth, or just to have a connection to two different internal LANs?
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Craig_200XCommented:
yes this is possible...

configure the wireless/another room router as an AP... disable DHCP ... and give it a static IP on the same network as the dsl modem/router..and enable the wireless of course...

like this pic:

dslmodem/router                                           anotherroom router/wireless
[192.168.1.1] ----------------------------------------------[192.168.1.2]
255.255.255.0                                                          255.255.255.0
||||                                                                               |||
\ \ \                                                                               / | \
 [PC's]                                                                           [PC's]


you will have to connect the 2 routers with ethernet cable.... if your dslmodem router were wireless... some routers would allow you to set them up as a bridge/client which will allow you to bypass physically having a cable connect the two...


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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
Thanks Craig,

So i can not work with my another modem/router with WiFi, i need to get just a router with WAN port is that right?

I will try that setting disabling the DHCP and giving diff static IP on the wireless router, is it necessary to be on same subnet or can i change the subnet like 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1(on WiFi router)



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Craig_200XCommented:
I would put both on the same subnet so you can access machines on both routers in case you want to transfer data...

I forgot to say the wireless gateway should have a default gateway and DNS point to the dslrouter...(192.168.1.1).. basically it acts as an access point this way..
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
But if i disabled the DHCP on the WiFi router and provided the static IP, use as an AP......should i be still able to connect into LAN ports and get internet connection from the modem/router on next room.

In my understaing my DHCP server is main modem/router is that right? so i am disabling the DHCP on the WiFi router.

If this is the scenario then i should be able to obtain the IP addresses from the modem/router on next room and connect to internet. And this new WiFi router should able to act as an AP and switch. AM I RIGHT? please advise me
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Craig_200XCommented:
right.. having both routers dhcp will cause problems.

the one dhcp server from the main will provide ip's for the entire subnet.. (both routers)

correct on all points

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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
Thanks Craig!

Then WiFi router should automatically obtain the IP address from the modem/router, is it ok if i don't provide the static IP on router.
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Craig_200XCommented:
you mean static ip on the wifi? yah it should still work.
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
ok i will try !
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