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DarkBowser

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I'm trying to re-rout a signal from one router through a computer to another router. The setup goes as follows:
Connected Network > My computer > Ethernet cable > Second router
The problem is, Windows recognises the router as an "Unidentified Network" and I have scourged the net for a solution. It worked when I had Vista. Any help would be great. The router is a WRT300N Broadband router. It's quite old, but not outdated. Got it 3 years ago.
 

memadmax

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I do believe the only solution to the problem would be to have the second router on the unidentified network to have a DHCP server on it/enabled. This tricks windows into thinking it's a "known network".
 

memadmax

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A better solution would to have the first router setup normally with the second router connected to it as a switch(DHCP disabled). If this is not possible then try my first post. Also, you can try bridging the network connections within windows. But I'm not sure if that will work for what you are trying to do.
 

DarkBowser

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The wireless network I'm connected to is known across the world: xfinitywifi. I'm rerouting that signal through my computer to my router. I have DHCP enabled.
And memadmax, what's RIP?
 

DarkBowser

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I'm rerouting a signal to another router to create another signal that spreads throughout my house, since the signal is from outside my house I'm just making the signal stronger and more widespread.
 
xfinitywifi is a public network. what are you trying to accomplish?

if u have xfinity, i highly recommend connecting to their modem, what you are trying to do is hokey at best, and im sure is against xfinitys user agreement.
 

dingo07

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so.. you've got a wireless router on the ground floor and you want signal on the 3rd floor... all you need is an access point

or

you want to retransmit AT&T/Verizon signals so that your mobile device has signal on the ground floor, but the antenna is on the 3rd
 

DarkBowser

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Well, I just want to bridge the connection. Between my wireless adapter and my ethernet adapter. Every time I try it my wireless signal is lost.
 

Skippy27

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It is very possible that their wireless adapter driver/software does not allow this to prevent this kind of sharing and thus is disabling it when it is detected.

My work sets up our sprint cards using a modified setup to work the same way so that you can't be connected to a hard wire AND a wireless network at the same time.
 

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