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Frankweii

join:2013-01-08
Fortville, IN
reply to billaustin

Re: [Embarq] Modem-Router

Thanks again Mr. Bill, The Antenna idea is out but I made a U shape shield out of a box end and wrapped with aluminum wrap and have a two bar signal throughout the 2nd floor,but the area where the x-box and weii player are the signal is weak, so if I understand correctly, I buy a wireless router with a couple of ports, use my ethernet outlet behind the TV which is now for Direct TV and goes directly to the main router, unplug Direct TV, plug in new router to that outlet and enter same codes, plug Direct TV into new router and now will have wireless also from that point?


billaustin
they call me Mr. Bill
Premium,MVM
join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5
Correct. You will need to disable the DHCP server on the second router, and connect the cable coming from the main router to a LAN port (not the WAN port). This will turn the second router into an access point.

Before that, though, I would connect the cable from the main router to the WAN port and connect a PC to the LAN port. Then login and do a firmware update to the new router. Then enter the wireless settings (SSID and security key), then disable the DHCP server. Then connect it behind the TV with the cables going to the LAN ports.

An ASUS RT-N12/B1 would probably work well. It is about $40, and is easily configured as an AP (has a switch on the back to select mode). Any wireless router will work, when configured as described above.

Frankweii

join:2013-01-08
Fortville, IN
Hi again Mr Bill, thanks for info so far, I purchased a Netgear N330 Wireless router, so ready to tackle task ahead, see if I got this right, First I have to set the EQ-660HW to bridge mode and then configure the new modem with a firmware update,then enter the original SSID and password from EQ-660HW into the Netgear and disable the DHCP on the Netgear, and to do this I hook up a cable to wall outlet and to the internet outlet of Netgear and a cable from lan port to the computer to change and update. after that is accomplished I disconnect computer and switch cable from the wall out of internet port to lan port and every thing should be ready to go.


billaustin
they call me Mr. Bill
Premium,MVM
join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5
Since you're adding the new router as a second access point to extend coverage, leave the 660HW in routing mode.

Update the firmware on the new router first, then set the SSID and security key, give it a fixed LAN IP, then disable DHCP, then connect behind the TV.

You'll want to set the LAN IP to a static number like .3 or .253 so you can reach it later to make any updates. This should be on the same page where you disable DHCP. The default will be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. Set it in the same range as on the current LAN, just change the digit after the last decimal.