On Wed, 2011-02-16 at 14:57 +0000, Iain Simpson wrote:
I wonder whether the following configuration would work :
- new wireless network (New-Net)
-> local Desktop (mine)
-> Netgear switch as above
-> connection (using existing Ethernet cable)
to Belkin router near my wife's computer
-> old wireless connection (HS-Net)
-> wife's HP
TH: It will, but remember that you shouldn't use the 'WAN' port on the
Belkin at all, as you don't want two networks, two NAT gateways, two
DHCP services, etc. treat it like another switch and it should be fine,
inc. the wireless.
This would involve
a. having 2 wireless networks using same external connection
b. using an old (RJ45) Ethernet cable to connect Super-hub to Belkin
The alternative is not to use the super-hub's wireless at all.
I don't see a problem having two Access Points on the same network,
providing you use only one DHCP service, one router, one gateway.. :)
If this were enterprise gear, you could have the two Access Points
communicate across the wired LAN and allow roaming between each other.
But as it stands, it's not, so stick with the idea of having two
separate SSIDs (one from the Virgin box, one from the Belkin) and one