Connecting a remote workgroup via a wireless repeater
Posted on 2006-11-04
I have a Draytek Vigor 2600VG connected to a local network in my outside office and acting as a wireless router for 2 pcs in my house which connect separately to the network using wireless cards, via a Linksys WRE54G wireless range extender. I want to create a local workgroup for the 2 PCs so they can share a couple of local printers and a single wireless connection, as the Windows XP connection seems temperamental and transferring files from one remote pc to the other is extremely slow. I bought a Linksys WET54G wireless bridge with the intention of bridging the connection from the main router to a workgroup hub, but this doesn't seem to work via the WRE54G; whilst the panel lights indicate it can see the network, the remote pc (i'm initially trying with 1 pc to test the connection) can not aquire a network address. Is it possible to connect a bridge via the WRE54G or is there another way of creating a remote wireless workgroup? The solution would require some sort of repeater as I currently live in a house with 3 foot thick walls - and the existing setup uses both an external high gain aerial on the office and the wireless repeater indoors to get the range and minimum signal strength.