Connect DLink ADSL modem with wifi router or access point?

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lummi asked 4 years ago

Greetings to all,

A friend of mine has one Dlink ADSL modem with one Ethernet port which is connect to his stationary computer.

I live in an apartment across the street (30 meters) and I want to connect to his ADSL connection wirelessy...But how?
What do I need?

His Dlink has no option for wireless so my guess is to buy a wifi router and connect the routers WAN port with the ehternet port of the ADSL modem?
Does the ethernet cable has to be cross linkend?
Or an ordinary cable will do just fine?

And at my place buy a wifi access point which can talk with his wifi router? How to connect those 2 routers? Bridge?

I am lost honestly and would appreciate if someone could shear some light how to.....

Cheers to all!

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 4 years ago

Thanks for your question lummi.

Your guesses are leading in the right direction.

I would add a wireless router to the D-Link Modem and disable the Router portion of the modem. The neighbors computer would still connect by wire but to the new router.

Then either install a wireless network controller in your computer or get another router or access point to connect to his network. The additional unit will need to be capable of Bridge mode.

Neither Router or Access Point should require a crossover cable. A standard cat5e or cat6 cable should work.

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