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Adding Wireless Access Point to the 2Wire

The range that I get from my 2wire as well as the wireless speed has been pretty bad (I get 24Mbps all day wired lucky if I get 11Mbps standing right next to the box wireless.) I'd like to try adding a Belkin router with the router fuction turned off and have the 2Wire stay as the DHCP server and just use the Belkin as a WAP.  Is this possible?  I'm thinking I'd just turn off wireless on the 2Wire and disable all routing fucntions on the belkin.

The range that I get from my 2wire as well as the wireless speed has been pretty bad (I get 24Mbps all day wired lucky if I get 11Mbps standing right next to the box wireless.) I'd like to try adding a Belkin router with the router fuction turned off and have the 2Wire stay as the DHCP server and just use the Belkin as a WAP.  Is this possible?  I'm thinking I'd just turn off wireless on the 2Wire and disable all routing fucntions on the belkin.

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Sep 24, 2013 1:20:03 PM
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Sep 24, 2013 1:41:38 PM
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maybe i am missing something but I don't want an additonal router just a WAP

maybe i am missing something but I don't want an additonal router just a WAP

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Sep 24, 2013 2:34:44 PM
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Your initial comment " I'd like to try adding a Belkin router with the router fuction turned off" link provided, then state you don't want an additional router?
Your initial comment " I'd like to try adding a Belkin router with the router fuction turned off" link provided, then state you don't want an additional router?
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Sep 25, 2013 7:58:13 AM
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Right, I wanted to use it as a WAP no router functionality.  DHCP server would still be the 2Wire box

Right, I wanted to use it as a WAP no router functionality.  DHCP server would still be the 2Wire box

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Sep 26, 2013 8:25:14 AM
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It's a lot easier (and cheaper) to find a Consumer Wireless Router than a Wireless Access Point.

 

It's a lot easier (and cheaper) to find a Consumer Wireless Router than a Wireless Access Point.

 

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