using second router with bt home hub

  SteevWatson 19:28 25 Jul 2007

I have bt broadband and connect using a BT Home Hub. I would like to add my xbox 360 and my media centre PC to the network but neither has a wireless card and they are both at the other end of the house from the hub. I really cant afford to buy anymore hardware just now. However I still have a Belkin F5D7632uk4A modem/router from a while ago. Is there any way I can use this as a wireless extender and plug my media centre and 360 into this?

Cheers S

  Maturin 10:52 27 Jul 2007

I am also interested in the answer to this query because I have a similar problem.

AFAIK a second LAN must be created for the devices connected to the Belkin router. Then, I think, the new domain must be added to trusted sites on the BT Hub. However, I am not clear how to actually do this.

  Russh 20:21 14 Aug 2007

Does the router support Wireless Bridging?

  setecio 22:59 14 Aug 2007

Well you could try to set it up as an access point and see what happens. Connect a LAN ethernet port on the Belkin to a LAN ethernet port on the BT - (up to 100m to locate the Belkin at the other side of the house (30m is less than £10)), on the Belkin disable DHCP, give it an IP address in the same series as the BT but out of the DHCP range on the BT.

  ncc 16:16 15 Aug 2007

you can get little units that plug into your ethernet on your devices and connect to your router. i've got one from buffalo with a four port switch in, so i can connect my ps2 and computer in my bedroom to my router in lounge without cables and separate wireless adapters

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