I have a Rogers Docis 3 modem which has weak wireless signal. I also have a Belkin wireless router which I tried to configure as an AP so I can increase coverage for my house.
I configured the Belkin as AP (using the Belkin software), no DHCP, IP is same range as Rogers. I can connect to it wirelessly, but there is no connection to internet. Can I make the Belkin access internet though the Rogers wireless modem?
Unless that Belkin supports repeater mode, no. In repeater mode, it would forward packets between the devices and the modem. If it doesn't you have to use a wired connection. However, instead of doing what you think you're doing, you might put the modem in bridge mode and connect the Belkin as a router
I am back for help.
Now, I have Rogers modem working as modem with wireless. I configured it to do port forwarding on port 80 to my web server. I used to do that with the Belkin wireless router, and it had worked, but now with Rogers modem, it does not work. There is one item in Rogers port forwarding that I do not understand. It has public port and private port. I set them both to port 80. Any ideas? Thanks.
BTW, there is no option for static ip with Rogers modem and wireless, or did I missed it some place?
If Rogers is in bridging mode, would I still be able to use Powerline adapters to connect Belkin (as wireless router) to Rogers modem?
The reason I am doing all these is because my cable is really bad in the basement where I put Rogers modem. Sometimes it just does not work. So, I moved the Rogers modem out to the garage connecting directly to where the cable comes into the garage. But I cannot put the Belkin in the garage as the wireless signal will not reach the 2nd floor of the house. I have to put the Belkin inside the house, in the basement, or on the 2nd floor using the powerline adapters.
Thanks James. I found out from googling that Rogers modem's port forwarding does not function (altho it is there in the menu). So, the only option now is to make turn bridging mode on. It works. I was able to connect Belkin to Rogers via the powerline adapters.