I'm in the basement and my computer can't receive the signal from the wireless computer on the main floor very well. On the main floor it's a dlink DIR-601 that connects to the cable modem.
I dropped an ethernet line down to the basement and tried hooking up a second DIR-601 to it (plugging the line into the WAN port on the second router). I ran through the setup on the CD, but it's not working -- I can't get internet through the second router, neither plugged in nor wirelessly. (But I am able to connect to its wireless network, however I don't get an ip or anything, just the 169. one that means DHCP failed)
I know the line drop to the basement works, because I can get internet when I hook a laptop up to it.
Am I able to do this, or do I need a repeater, or what?