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Is it possible to install two routers on one telephone landline?

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It is NOT possible to have 2 Routers on one telephone line as routers do not connect to telephone lines. The typical home "router" is actually a modem connected to a router in 1 box.  You cannot have 2 modems on the same line (well you can, but they can't be both operational).  What you can do is have a router plugged in to the line and then plug a second router into it, giving you 2 "subnets" or, if the routers will support it, you could bridge them together to give you 1 subnet.  
What are you trying to achive?  Is it just that you need more ports?  in which case just plug a hub in to the router.

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Yes, you can chain routers together if you'd like, however people who connect to the first router connected to the modem will not be able to see the people connected to the chained router. However, people connected to the chained router will be able to see the other people connected to the main router.

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Link Light red activity light blue. Tried to reset and use the auto configuration button but nothing is working.


Hello, It sounds like the repeater is not within range of the wireless router or access point. The repeater does not act as a wireless router by itself, but rather like extra antenna/signal booster, so you still need to have a wireless router within range. The router must also be using a router that is 802.11B/G compatible, or else the repeater might not be able to receive that frequency signal in order to boost it (should work with N also, but not quite sure if it has to be set to Standard Channel due to how N works. We are working on wireless frequencies in my course now, so I can contact my instructor, and get back to on that). If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, or simply reply.

Feb 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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SETTING A ROUTER AS A REPEATER 1. Connect your computer to the repeater router's...


SETTING A ROUTER AS A REPEATER
1. Connect your computer to the repeater router's RJ45 portwith a LAN cable.
2. Open a browser, then enter the router's URL configuration's IP address, This is usually something similar to 192.168.0.1
3. Enter the configuration user name and password. The router will display the various router settings.
4. Go to the page that changes the IP address of the router.Changed the IP address so that it is not the same as the main router on the network, or any other network devices. If the main router on the network is set to 192.168.1.1 then the repeater router should use a higher number (ie. 10 or higher), such as 192.168.1.10 or higher, depending on how many devices are on your network.
5. Disable the repeater router's DHCP server. This setting should be on the same page as the IP address, (this may be different depending on the make of the router). When the main router is operating normally, this server assigns an IP address to every device that is connected to your network. Because this router is used as a repeater, the main router on your network will still issue the IP addresses.
6. Also turn off the DNS server, if it is activated. This function will be taken over by the main router.
7. Disable any firewall settings on the repeater router.This is usually in the "Security" section, depending on the make and model of your router.
8. Remove all in the "Port Forwarding" section. Some routers may refer to this as "Applications and Gaming," and it allows less-restricted access to the internet.
9. Set the operating mode switch to "Gateway" or "Switch" if applicable. Also, if the repeater router is a wireless router then disable the wireless access or set it to access point only.
10. Save the settings for each page, and reboot the router. When the router boots up, the changes will allow it to act as a simple repeater.
11. Now, place the repeater router in a new location and connect both routers with a Ethernet cable in each of the router's RJ45 LAN ports, and power it up both routers.

on Feb 14, 2011 | Repeaters & Transceivers

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Hi, I just got Linksys WRE54G V.3 and was trying to install the CD. But I keep getting "Site Survey fail" message. My house is using a router made by Apple, and does not have extra space to...


The range expander helps to extend the range of wireless network...
Anyhow the range expander has to be placed withing the range of your Apple "wireless" router (Make sure your apple router is wireless router, if it is a wired router, then there is no use of range expander...! U need to buy an Access Point instead)...
your range expander must be connected to the computer(using an ethernet cable) from which you are trying to configure...
Site survey searches for the available wireless networks in range...
It should show your existing wireless network...
You need to select your appropriate network and you need to configure the Range expander wireless settings according to the Apple router's wireless settings...
exactly the same SSID(Network name), Security type and encryption technique, password PSK (security key) has to be selected on your range expander as in the APPLE wireless router...
Thats it...
You are done...
Your wireless network range would have extended now....

Dec 09, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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I am having trouble installing my linksys wireless expander . What do I do ?


hi , you need write in the page settings , the ip adreess, the mask and getaway, go to the page settings router , take this adresses form there , but when you write the IP for example , you router say 192.168.1.2 , this number 2 you need to changeit for 3 or 4 or anyone that not exist yet on router or any pc

Aug 12, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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How to secure my line


Its probably not necessary to use anything higher than standard 64 bit wep encryption, which is usually the defaults for most wireless routers especially a d-link. You just have to access your router and click over to the wireless section and enable or check the enable option. To get there you will need to connect your computer with an ethernet cable directly, next open up a browser and go up to the address bar and blank it out, type in 192.168.1.1, if that does not work change it to 192.168.0.1 and hit enter, at this point it will require username and password, default is usually admin and admin. At this point just read and follow directions.

Nov 02, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus G Wireless Range Extender...

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Need to change IP address for this or my Actiontec router


Take each thing seperately, in other words connect them directly to your computer first. Normally only 1 thing on a network should be a DHCP Server. But often a router will have a WAN port and and another router will be plugged into that. In that case the "another router" can run DHCP and will assign that to 1st router. 1st router now knows how to get to "another router" (2nd router). Which should allow you to get to it from 2nd router.

You can't talk to another /24 network if your computer is not on that /24 (aka Class C - 255.255.255.0). The 1st three octets have to match. Unless ... there is a router inbetween your computer and "another /24 network" - that is on both /24 networks. In that latter case that router inbetween has the route to the "another /24 network" and can get you there.

To configure router gear where DHCP isn't working plug directly into it on ethernet switch or LAN port. Knowing it's IP Address you have to manually configure your computer (take it off of Automatically) to match the 1st three Octets (1st three of the dotted decimal numbers) and with a 4th octet in the range 1-254, because .255 is the broadcast address. Make sure you pick a 4th octet that is not in use to your best knowledge. Not the ip of the router, or anything else that you are aware of on the network range. I usually pick .10 because normally nothing is on the lower end of a dhcp range.

Anyway hooked up directly and manually IP address set, you should be able to go about changing IP Address of a router or access point. Keep in mind if you change it outside of the /24 subnet you and it WERE IN that you will lose access to it again. And will have to change your manually configured IP Address again. Or go back to automatic - if you have now also enable DHCP on that router device.

Note that for an access point (range extender?) it doesn't usually matter that it is on a seperate /24 network ... as it doesn't operate at Layer 3 (Network, IP Addresses and such) anyway. It just switches Ethernet / Wireless Ethernet frames anyway - all of the IP stuff just transparently passes through it. You probably get DHCP from your 1.1 router ... and talk the local network and Internet just fine. You could use the above MANUAL IP method whenever you want to look in the wireless access point. But unless it's broken / not working, you shouldn't have to. Access Points normally don't do any routing at the IP level and don't run DHCP - so all of that simply doesn't matter. Of course you might like it on the same network range (/24) as your other router for ease of maintenance. Just don't plug into a WAN port, plug into a Switch/LAN port on your main router.

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Oct 21, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus G Wireless Range Extender...

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D-link 2100AP as Client for X-box


You need to disable the dhcp server on the access point. This will conflict with the bt router since it too has a dhcp server. Hope this helps

Jan 23, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus G Wireless Range Extender...

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Problems configuring WL-130 Wireless Extender


http://192.168.0.1

then type user name:admin
password is:admin or blank

then enable DHCP.then u can get ip automatically.

Nov 12, 2008 | Repeaters & Transceivers

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Problem with sitecom wl-130 connection


I think I have the solution: you have to click on the basic settings tab, then n "site survey" button, then (optional) on "refresh" button.
Now you will get the information about your network, and you just have to check the channel number of the signal from your main router. then you have to set that channel in the "channel" button of the basic settings tab. You also have to choose Universal repeater as working mode of the sitecom device, instead of Access Point.
Hope it helps.
By the way, all these settings should be automatic in such a device.... But this sitecom range extender is ****.
I suggest everybody is reading: DON,T BUY THIS ITEM!!!! Spend 10 bucks more and get a working one!!!

Jun 01, 2008 | Repeaters & Transceivers

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Linksys Range Expander...


Hi,

Initially, it is possible that the WRE54G has not been configured to talk with WiFi AP/Router downstairs and all that is needed is to configure/set it up.

Setup (to be done in the same room where your WiFi AP/Router is installed and preferably with your daughter's laptop which can already connect to your network when it is near):
1. Download the LinkSys WRE54G Setup Wizard from the LinkSys site;
2. Use a LAN cable connection to the WRE54G Ehternet port (located underneath a flip lid in front panel) to one of your daughter's laptop;
3. Power up the LinkSys Expander;
4. Press the Range Expander’s Auto Configuration button for about five seconds. Normally this should be sufficient for the Expander to auto-detect and auto-configure itself;
5. Power off;
6. Move the Expander to your intended place of installation;
7. Again using your daughter's laptop, expand/install the downloaded LinkSys Setup Wizard. Soon as the program is running, follow the on screen instructions. Please don't forget to Save before exiting.
8. Move your daughter's laptop to its intended location and try the system.

Should you still need a User's Guide, it is available here.

Another possibility that we cannot discount is that the WRE54G is also not reaching your router downstairs. Perhaps what can be done is installing it not a floor down from your daughter's but halfway between your daughter's floor and your office downstairs.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post again how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Nov 16, 2007 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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