I have an 40-year old home with plaster/lathe walls and computers that extend from one end to the other. Currently, I am using a 4-port wireless Netgear router, but the wireless clients on the far end of the house only connect intermittantly.
I have a 4-port Linksys wired router and am thinking of moving the wireless router to the highest point in the house and connecting it to the wired router.
It's been awhile since I've done this type of work, so I'd like to ask if this will work
Current setup: WAN into wireless router providing DHCP, 3 wired clients and wireless clients.
The changes would be...
- disconnect WAN port
- move router to a more center, higher position
- turn off DHCP and change the address to 192.168.0.2
- use a crossover cable to connect a LAN port from the wireless to a LAN port on the wired router
- accept DHCP
- set the default gateway to the wired router IP (or, should this be the wireless router IP on the same subnet?)
- turn on DHCP
- set the LAN segment to be on the same subnet as the wireless router and clients
- allow wired and wireless clients to accept dhcp from the wired router
- plug in cable modem into WAN port