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A friend of the family setup my network and is no longer contactable. We had a fire and have had to replace our routers at the house. I need help setting my network back up. I have an office at the back of our property which I have internet for which is connected to an Asus router. The house has a new router indoors (D-Link DIR-300) which will be connected by ethernet cable from LAN port to LAN port of our new router outside (Edimax BR-6204Wg Wireless-g Broadband Router) which is then connected to a large directional antenna (was safe from fire). (I don't understand why we have both equipment. Perhaps to ensure connectivity throughout the whole house. There was an ethernet switch between the two, but I'm hoping we can do without it.) Anyway we want to be able to setup a network at home so everybody in the house can connect wirelessly to it that can access the internet from the office network. What do I need to do? How do I setup the two home routers? A step by step guide would be great, including what SSIDs to use. I'm at a loss. At the moment the two home routers share the same network name as well as channel. I wanted to keep the house network seperate from the office network. If I attach the big antenna at the house to a USB Wireless Adapter on my laptop I can connect to the office network. However when I screw in the antenna back to Edimax Router we have no internet via the home network. Please help!
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can you draw it out and attach as an image?

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Yes, a map of what you're trying to accomplish would help us visualize your layout.
to n_smith07 and robrc29, I was trying to help shakarn7 with this, but unfortunately I was not able to provide a result. Take a look at the last forum.  

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Hopefully you can help him out better than I.  :)

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Please find attached image of network setup. Below is some of the current router settings:

DLink
IP Address: 192.168.71.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
SSID: NetBroke
Channel: 6
DHCP Server: Enabled

Edimax
IP Address: 192.168.71.250
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
SSID: NetBroke
Channel: 6
DHCP Server: Disabled

Asus
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
SSID: Conexants
Channel: 4
DHCP Server: Enabled

I hope this information helps. Please advise if you require any further information.
Network-Setup.jpg
First you need to get the network in the house connected to the office.   You can not go 500 feet with ethernet, at least not over copper.   You will either need to run fiber, have a switch in between to lessen the distance, or go with a wireless bridge.
If you plan to do this by copper cable, get that working (plug in a PC to make sure it works).  Then we can talk about the rest of the home network.

If you need to setup a wireless bridge, I probably can not help you out.   We had one location that we purchased that used a wireless bridge.  We abandoned it and ran fiber.   I like wireless, but will always choose a wired connection if it is available.
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My guess is that the large directional antenna was to get the wireless signal out to the office.  

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Try one of these
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165556

They are reliable and without the full knowledge of health effects of wireless technology, I use Power line adaptors to connect my home and office networks. The only condition is that they both must be on the same ring main.

Hope this helps.

R.
Set the Edimax to use AP Client mode (not AP mode, and not Bridge or Bridge+WDS mode).
Connect the cat5 from the Edimax to the DLink's WAN/Internet port.

Once those 2 steps are complete your system should work as it did before the fire.

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