Well I'm having a bit of a problem... I would like to "extend" my wireless internet to the other end of my house so I can get better coverage. Right now I have a D-link DIR-625 running my network and it works great! I have a old D-link DI-524 and would like to use connect this to my other router. Basically I have a spare lan port free on my router and I have a long enough cat5-e cable to reach were I want my wireless. I have tried just plugging it and hoping that it would work but it has been proven not to be that simple. Any got an idea how I could accomplish this?
IF you want to have both routers on the same wireless network you and both be broadcasting the signal so you have better coverage, they will need to be setup as a WDS or a repeater. Very few routers support support WDS however. But if either of those routers are able to run V24 of DD-WRT then that can solve your problem.
no problem. Turn off dhcp and router functions on the second router. Do not plug the cat5 into the wan port on the 2nd router. Plug it into any of the 4 others, it will act as a wireless access point/switch.