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Can a Belkin N300 router become a wireless access point?

Holysmoke 3,114 463 May 31, 2013 at 08:25 AM
I have a dd wrt router running fine and I dont want to replace it. I need a PC in my sons room to connect to the main router.

can the N300 connect as a WAP using stock firmware?

thank you

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Yes. Change its LAN ip to one in the same network as the primary router (make sure it's unique and not part of the primary router's DHCP pool), turn off its DHCP server, and connect them LAN to LAN.
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I have a dd wrt router running fine and I dont want to replace it. I need a PC in my sons room to connect to the main router.

can the N300 connect as a WAP using stock firmware?

thank you
An access point would just broadcast another wireless network. Do you mean you want the router to be a client bridge?
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I just want to connect my sons PC to the dd wrt router. He will use a cat5 cable to the N300.

Is there a way to turn off the radio on the N300?

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Yes. Change its LAN ip to one in the same network as the primary router (make sure it's unique and not part of the primary router's DHCP pool), turn off its DHCP server, and connect them LAN to LAN.

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I just want to connect my sons PC to the dd wrt router. He will use a cat5 cable to the N300.

Is there a way to turn off the radio on the N300?




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So you want the N300 to connect wirelessly to the DD-WRT router? That is not the function of an access point.
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It is an AP already
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I think if I just need something like a usb network adapter right?
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Powerline adapter

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Run CAT 5 all the way to the DDWRT

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I think if I just need something like a usb network adapter right?
or that
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Last edited by boltman2007 May 31, 2013 at 04:59 PM
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Install dd-wrt or tomato on the Belkin unit and set it up to be a wireless bridge. The unit connects to the main router via wifi and you connect the PC to the unit via ethernet.
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Just make the SSID hidden.
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