I think the manufacturers were in LAZY mode
by puredeadradio - 12/21/10 7:21 AM
In Reply to: That's terrible. by R. Proffitt
There's a lot I don't know about networking, but can I ask what may be a couple stupid questions?
I'm attempting to join these two routers with my existing wireless router - Qwest 2Wire 2701HG-D (which is also my modem). The reason I'm trying to do this is I would like my network to be connected to the entertainment center, but I can't move my Qwest router out there because there are no phone jacks in the living room. I was thinking if I could wire the 2Wire to one of the Tendas, I could wirelessly bridge to the other Tenda that would be wired to our entertainment center.
I've scoured the internet looking for help everywhere I can think, from the manufacturer's website (which is about as helpful as the manual), to the MicroCenter's tech website (which was more helpful, but didn't solve the problem), to Googling all versions of this problem I can think of and following various how-tos. Either I'm overlooking something very simple, or the problem is more complex than I'm realizing.
Here's a couple of my recent attempts - keep in mind, I found how-to instructions on each of these methods online, so forgive me if they are flat-out ridiculous.
I've tried configuring all three routers onto the same wireless network - SSID, channel, etc.
I've tried configuring the two Tenda routers onto their own wireless network that would only bridge between the two.
My question now is if I assigned LAN IP addresses to each router, but all wireless settings are set to dynamic IP, would that affect the bridge? If I want to strictly bridge the two Tenda routers, would they have to be on the same channel? I've swapped MAC addresses between the two - am I missing something?
Any/all help is greatly appreciated - We tried calling the Tenda US support hotline and got a busy signal.
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