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Hey guys,

I recently purchased a Trendnet wireless G router and I already have a Linksys router -b. My question is, can I use the one router to dispense the signal where the ever leaves dead spots? If so, does anyone know how I can go about in doing this? Thanks!
 

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Only if your Linksys router supports DD-WRT. But since you said it was a wifi-B router, I don't think it can be used to be a signal extender. Google DD-WRT.
 

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It won't act as an access point but you can create two wireless networks. Turn off DHCP on the second router though.
 

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From the above responses I'm guessing you want to bridge them wirelessly.

If you can hard-wire them together I think it would work. You would have to turn dhcp off on one of them though. It may not be seemless though when switching from 1 router to the other.
 

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I have two wireless routers connected. (there is a thread around here explaining how I did it) The second one serves the basement of our house. I put it in because signal strength was weak in some parts of the basement.
 

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Same as hugh. I set my second router with dd-wrt third party firmware running wifi-g to use it as a wireless bridge due to weakness of signal from basement to highest floor.
 
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