wireless router question


Old 09-01-10, 05:56 AM
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wireless router question

We are a small business using a dlink wireless router and a dlink Ethernet switch. Signal is low in parts of building so I purchased a Netgear Dual Band Wireless Gigabyte Router. Is this a plug and play and compatible with the dlink ethernet switch?

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Old 09-03-10, 02:01 PM
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The simple answer is 'yes' they are compatible but it depends on the age of the router. Newer ones adhere to all the 802.11 protocols. Are you trying to bridge them together on the same network--out of the box they set up their own distinct network.

If by compatible, you mean using the same user settings interface, no.
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I agree with bartsimp, the new wireless router will be compatible with the switch.

The Ethernet switch is for the non-wireless devices on the network. Wireless routers usually have a built in 4 port hub for non-wireless (wired) items. You just run a cat 5 cable from the built in wireless hub in the new router to the dlink ethernet switch. All the wired devices run the standard 802.3 independent of the wireless network.
You might have to use a cross-over cable or the uplink port on the switch.
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