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Im an enthusiast in Networking & I like to play around a lot with wireless networks, LAN, Routers, Switches etc. Well he other day I came accross a setup wherein two routers could be wired together either on a LAN to LAN basis or LAN to WAN basis where the latter would separate networks between the primary & secondary routers. Now as per the LAN to WAN setup the secondary router would have its WAN port connected with a ethernet cable originating from any one LAN port of the primary router. Getting this right a question flashed in my mind as to, can this setup i.e. LAN to WAN be made wireless rather than a wired connection? I don' t know if this sounds crazy or impossible but this is my Query!!!

Well any solution to the query would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks in advance...

Ross

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Yes, it can. The easiest way is to configure an access point in client mode to connect to the existing WiFi network and connect it to the router's WAN port. The router can be left at default settings except for things you specifically want to change.

  • But dude the WAN signal should turn on green on the wireless router. Secondly the DHCP link down would show 0.0.0.0 Any suggestions – CrazyFirewall Oct 31 '14 at 8:05
  • @user182437 I don't understand what you're asking. – David Schwartz Oct 31 '14 at 15:13
  • OK then why would the DHCP of the WAN configuration show 0.0.0.0 on the secondary router? – CrazyFirewall Nov 2 '14 at 7:52
  • @user182437 It sounds like the access point is not configured correctly. If you connect it to a computer, do you get Internet access? – David Schwartz Nov 2 '14 at 7:55
  • So I have to connect the ethernet cable to the secondary routers WAN port. Am i Right? – CrazyFirewall Nov 2 '14 at 7:57

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