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Router "noob" here.

We have a NETGEAR wireless router in our bedroom.

We have a BELKIN wireless router in the kitchen

Our daughter's computer is downstairs with a wireless PCI NIC.


What I want to do is link or "bridge" the routers.

DAUGHTER PC -->  BELKIN  -->  NETGEAR --> internet


How is this done?  Can this be done?
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This should work
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The setting options you provided do not match the ones I have for the Belkin router.
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Here is the layout:
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Can you give me the exact model of belkin wireless router?
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Sure:

Belkin:
Model #:  F5D7230-4

NetGear:
Model #:  WNR834B v2
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I asked google and found this:

Wireless G Router
Part # F5D7230-4
Configure WDS (Wireless Bridging) with the 54g router

Summary

This article describes how to configure WDS (Wireless Bridging) in the 54g router

Router Configuration (this is for net gear)

1. Open a Web Browser
2. In the address bar type http://192.168.x.x (router config adress)
3. Click on Wireless Bridge in the left hand column under Wireless
4. Enter your password if any and click Submit
5. Check the box that says Enable Wireless Bridging, click Apply Changes.
6. Click Home, note the WLAN MAC address under LAN settings

Access Point Configuration.

1. Open a Web Browser
2. In the address bar type http://192.168.2.254
3. Click on Wireless Bridge in the left hand column under Wireless
4. Enter your password if any and click Submit
5. Check the box that says, Enable Wireless Bridging
6. Check the box that says, Enable ONLY specific Access Points to connect and enter the WLAN MAC address from the router, click Apply Changes.
Note: The channel must be identical on both the router and the access point.

Note: The WDS feature is not completely specified in IEEE or Wifi standards. Therefore interoperability between 802.11 products of different vendors is not guaranteed.


Hope this will help you. Tell me if is working.
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If bridge connection is not supported by the belkin router you should make an firmware update from here:
http://networking.belkin.com/update/index.html#1
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It's still not working.
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I think this is good advice, but I want to ask and get opinions from other experts.
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