[Novalug] Force 5GHz for 802.11n
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Mon Feb 27 14:22:37 EST 2012
> > This router is 5.0 MHz. The devices that won't work are 2.4 GHz.
> > I could use the new one as the gateway device and plug the old one
> > in as a router to the gateway.... if I could figure out the
> > settings.
> > Any pointers on how to configure this? The old router is a WRT54G.
> One interesting way to do it would be to set up your WRT54G with
> perhaps the same AP name/password, but to disable its DHCP server.
> Then, instead of plugging an ether cable from the switch portion of
> your A device to the Internet port on your WRT54G, you instead put
> the ether cable into one of the switch ports (for sake of
> illustration, port 4). Now, what happens? A Wi-Fi G device fires
> up, authenticates to the WRT54G, then it sends out a DHCP request for
> an IP address. Your WRT54G ignores the request, and forwards the
> (DHCP) broadcast packet out its ether/switch ports, one of which goes
> to your A device…which will answer it. Beautiful side-effect: all
> devices are on the same subnet, so things like CIFS shares will work
> without headaches.
I take it I should give it a different address than the gateway device
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