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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 04:12 PM
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13. A WAP will work much better
The reason is because if you have two routers, getting functions like printing or peer to peer networking between wired and wireless computers is tricky because they are essentially on different networks. You can configure a wireless router as a WAP (sort of) but it is a pain in the arse and depending on the wireless router you still may have problems with devices on either side of the wireless router talking to each other.
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  -Can I hook up a secondary router to my FiOS router/modem? flvegan  Feb-08-09 03:34 PM   #0 
  - ... personally I'd say its less of a hassle to buy a 50 foot cord and some duct tape.  DarkTirade   Feb-08-09 03:37 PM   #1 
  - I just went out and bought my own router and modem to use with my cable internet  rcrush   Feb-08-09 03:44 PM   #2 
  - I thought of that but was told that FiOS would only work with their shitty device.  flvegan   Feb-08-09 03:51 PM   #4 
     - They told me that to but all I had to do was call my cable companys  rcrush   Feb-08-09 03:58 PM   #8 
        - FiOS is NOT cable  Pierre.Suave   Feb-08-09 05:05 PM   #18 
  - You need to plug a cross-over cable from the "uplink" port on the second router to one of the ports  HopeHoops   Feb-08-09 03:46 PM   #3 
  - Okay  flvegan   Feb-08-09 03:56 PM   #6 
     - See the body of the reply for details - you aren't an idiot.  HopeHoops   Feb-08-09 05:53 PM   #22 
        - Damn, that made sense to me.  flvegan   Feb-08-09 05:56 PM   #23 
           - The damn things cost too much - I make my own (the crimper costs more - you have to justify it)  HopeHoops   Feb-08-09 05:58 PM   #24 
  - No problems with our FiOS Router/modem here. We have two computers  madinmaryland   Feb-08-09 03:53 PM   #5 
  - We had no problems with the original router from Verizon.  flvegan   Feb-08-09 03:57 PM   #7 
     - What really sucks is when you buy after-market products and try to connect  madinmaryland   Feb-08-09 04:01 PM   #9 
        - Got a guy coming tomorrow.  flvegan   Feb-08-09 04:05 PM   #11 
  - You don't need a 2nd router, you need a WAP  MajorChode   Feb-08-09 04:03 PM   #10 
  - Interesting. Researching now.  flvegan   Feb-08-09 04:08 PM   #12 
     - A WAP will work much better  MajorChode   Feb-08-09 04:12 PM   #13 
        - What if  flvegan   Feb-08-09 04:17 PM   #14 
        - The price of a WAP is about the same or less as a good wireless router  MajorChode   Feb-08-09 04:25 PM   #16 
           - I think  flvegan   Feb-08-09 04:35 PM   #17 
        - That's what we have at home, a router and a WAP  Xipe Totec   Feb-08-09 04:17 PM   #15 
  - FUCK you and your Verizon FiOS...  Pierre.Suave   Feb-08-09 05:06 PM   #19 
  - you know why you don't have FIOS yet don't you?  TZ   Feb-08-09 05:08 PM   #20 
  - Pfftttt  Pierre.Suave   Feb-08-09 05:10 PM   #21 
  - I'm sorry your dial-up modem died.  madinmaryland   Feb-08-09 07:52 PM   #27 
  - LOL  Pierre.Suave   Feb-08-09 08:41 PM   #28 
  - My sentiments exactly!  TommyO   Feb-08-09 09:07 PM   #29 
  - You can make the Verizon router a bridge device and then pass the signal through to another router  crimsonblue   Feb-08-09 06:05 PM   #25 
  - Turn off the DHCP on the second router  NJmaverick   Feb-08-09 07:37 PM   #26 
 

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