Razorbacx wrote:Skier, thanks for the reply and yes the information that you have provided is very helpful. I hate to sound stupid, but do I need to shut down my N900 wireless router before connecting my N600 to my PC? Thanks!
No problem, and you can keep both routers on all the time you are working on them, of course they will need various reboots and a hardline to the router is best way to set it up because you dont have to worry about dropping connection while working on it.
If your plan is to have the N600 hardwired to that PC all the time, it should work just like a wireless repeater in that its signal will overlap the other router which is where it now is getting its WAN or external Internet connection(as opposed to being hardwired directly to the ISP modem) and its LAN ports will work just the same, like a standard switch which happens to get its internet connection wirelessly
again just make sure they have different IP addresses & SSIDs and the N600 shouldn't do DHCP. you should also set an ip reservation for the N600 in the N900's config if they are on the same subnet (ie: 192.168.1.1 & 192.168.1.2) which I assume they are being the same family(so make the N900 192.168.1.1 and a DHCP reservation for the N600 to be 192.168.1.2, and set that ip within the N600 as its own LAN IP)
if one is x.x.1.1 and the other is x.x.0.1 then they should both be able to do DHCP and no reservations should be needed I don't think, the N600 will work off the SSID, credentials, and MAC address of the N900 when set as a WDS bridge
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