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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA
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reply to mackey

Re: WiFi signal Strength

What I have hard-wired will remain as it now, plugged into the RG. I took your post to mean plugging everything into this new router, which would be down-level from the RG.

Are you saying the RG will pass DHCP requests from machines hard-wired to it on to this other router?



mackey
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join:2007-08-20
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When connected LAN to LAN, everything is on the same network/level (they're both equal; one's not "down-level" from the other). This is why you need to disable the DHCP server on the new router. Everything connected to the new router, both wired and wireless, will simply be passed along to the existing RG.

The WAN port on the new router should be left not connected to anything.

With the DHCP server disabled and nothing connected to the WAN port, the new "router" is now nothing more then a dumb switch and wireless access point.

/M



Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA

Yeah see I was thinking of mounting an AP up high, so don't want all but one network cable attached.