DIR-601 Wireless Bridge Setup

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skrilla69:
I have the dir-601 as my main router. Its IP settings are dynamic, not static. My second router, the router I'd like to use as the access point is a Belkin Wireless G Mimo. My goal is to setup the Belkin as an access point downstairs away from the main router. I'd like to do this wirelessly. I'd like to phsycialy plug devices into the Belkin, while the Belkin receives access to the internet wirelessly from my main router, the dir-601.

Here's my issue. There's an easy option to use the Belkin as an access point. So I do this and set the Belkin router to an IP outside the DCHP range ( currently 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.199 ) to 192.168.0.250. My dir-601 will only recognize the Belkin access point while plugged in physically. I know this because when I did a ping test it only see's the Belkin when plugged into the dir-601 via ethernet cables.

My ultimate goal is to simply set the dlink dir-601 to recognize the Belkin as an access point.

minikeen42:
Just wondering if you ever got this figured out. I am in basically the same situation.

carstunts:
As with many devices, the only way you can connect is with a network cable to join the two devices together. In your example, that would be like so : internet -> DIR-601 -> Belkin Router. Technically, you will have two "access points". Unfortunately, with this setup, you will still have to have a network cable connecting the two devices. Make sure that the router IP address is different on both devices to prevent conflict. Unless you purchase a device that will allow you to "extend your network wirelessly" or to act as a "repeater", you will be stuck with the network cable. No other way around that unless the device supports wireless repeating.

kensiko:
dd-wrt firmware is very powerful, look here: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=37625.0

colin42:
Quote from: carstunts on December 23, 2010, 07:45:46 AM

As with many devices, the only way you can connect is with a network cable to join the two devices together. In your example, that would be like so : internet -> DIR-601 -> Belkin Router. Technically, you will have two "access points". Unfortunately, with this setup, you will still have to have a network cable connecting the two devices. Make sure that the router IP address is different on both devices to prevent conflict. Unless you purchase a device that will allow you to "extend your network wirelessly" or to act as a "repeater", you will be stuck with the network cable. No other way around that unless the device supports wireless repeating.


Do you know how to set this up if the DIR-601 is the repeater? I've recently changed to ATT and the wireless is only 802.11G compatible, as a result when i use my remote Xbox a s a media extender the picture is fragmented. Therefore i wanted to connect the DIR-601 at add 802.11N capability. What is unclear is do i connect from the att router to the internet port or to the 4 port hub. If i connect to the 4 port hub do i need a cross over cable? What about the DHPC setting and the firewall settings

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