02-10-2010 04:44 PM
I have an AT&T broadband router. A WRT160N is connected to it, so I now have Wireless-N capability. I have a second WRT160N that I would like to put in my living room as an access point, so I can connect my BluRay player to it and stream video. How do I set up the second WRT160N as an access point?
Thank you in advance,
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02-11-2010 06:41 AM
In these technical matters, I typically am not satisfied until a solution is confirmed. This thread was to be my confirmation. I had called Linksys Technical Support. They (also) said that I could not use the WRT160N as I had intended. However, they told me (both the technician and the manager she consulted with) that what I needed was a WAP. They said nothing about needing a "bridge". They specifically recommended the WAP610N Wireless Access Point. Hence, I'm confused as to what I need.
Since then I've also done some more searching. I have seen different threads where the DD-WRT firmware has been offered as a solution. I understand that 3rd-party software would void my warranty and I take the risk of creating a $40 brick, but I might be willing to try.
Can you clarify this for me please? Is the WAP610N a solution? Would the DD-WRT firmware be a solution? For streaming Netflix video and Pandora radio to a BluRay player across the house, would I be better off just crawing around in the attic with 100 feet of CAT6?
I appreciate your guidance.
Thank you again,
02-11-2010 11:19 AM
02-11-2010 12:29 PM
Thank you GV. I very much appreciate your time and response. I'm a technically inclined person, but beyond the basics I'm very ignorant about networking.
It looks like I'll be doing some crawling around in the attic :-)
I have a couple of simple (I think) follow-up questions:
1) Signal strength has never been great in the far part of the house. After I string the cable, should I put the second WRT160N on the far end to give me better reception there? Or would it just confuse matters and cause me to loose signal when going from one end of the house to another with my laptop?
2) Does the cable make a difference? Do I buy and use CAT5, CAT6, or what? Do the plugs have to be anything special?
02-11-2010 12:43 PM
04-21-2010 08:54 AM
What if your internal IPs are hard coded? (No DHCP) Can it still be done? I have a cisco 2600 T1 router for Internet and want to setup the WRT160n as a routing point with only 10 IPs available for it to assign. I have netgear switches in plasce for hard wired desktops. Any suggestions!!!!
06-01-2010 08:17 PM
Is it possible to set up the router as an access point where devices connect to it and then use the wireless connection to connect to the main wireless router?