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Jim McCall
2005-02-07, 21:23
I am not sure how this works. If you have a G router and you also have a B
router, how do you connect them? If you want to put the squeezebox on the B
router so the G router won't be downgraded to B speed, how does this work?

I have a dsl modem which now goes to a G router. Maybe I plug an ethernet
cable into one of the G ports and run it into the B router input?

Then do I have two wireless networks running - any tips on how to manage
them?

Thanks,
JIM

mherger
2005-02-07, 23:40
> I am not sure how this works. If you have a G router and you also have a
> B
> router, how do you connect them? If you want to put the squeezebox on
> the B
> router so the G router won't be downgraded to B speed, how does this
> work?

Are you sure you're talking about _routers_ and not access points?
Simplest connection would be hooking both up to your main switch.

> I have a dsl modem which now goes to a G router. Maybe I plug an ethernet
> cable into one of the G ports and run it into the B router input?

Use different channels. Normally channel selection is in automatic mode.
But you should be able to change this from the AP's configuration.

> Then do I have two wireless networks running - any tips on how to manage
> them?

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John Rakestraw
2005-02-08, 04:35
>> I am not sure how this works. If you have a G router and you also have
>> a B
>> router, how do you connect them?

It's been a while since I did this, but I remember that I found this
thread helpful:

http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,2737069~root=equip,16~mode=flat

Aaron Zinck
2005-02-08, 15:39
Pick which one you want to use as a router (let's just say it's the g
device) and connect the modem to the WAN port on that one, then disable the
dhcp on the b device and change its IP address to something that doesn't
conflict with the IP address of the g device (if the device is using
192.168.0.1 then you could set the other one to use, say, 192.168.0.254). I
should mention here that I'm assuming that they both also include built-in
switches (since that seems to be the preferred packaging method these days).
Run a cable from one of the LAN switch ports on the g device to one of the
LAN switch ports on the b device and you should be set (you may need to use
a crossover cable here--it depends on your switch and whether or not it will
autosense the uplink connection). If you want to adjust settings on the g
device then go to 192.168.0.1, while for the b device you'd go to
192.168.0.254. Any devices connecting to either of those networks will be
on the same subnet and will both be getting addresses from the 192.168.0.1
device. Oh yeah, and as an earlier poster mentioned, you may need to verify
that the devices aren't operating on the same wireless channels for best
performance.