I have two computers and a QNAP TS-119PII on my table while my wife has a Lenovo C540 and a TP-Link TL-WR842ND running DD-WRT as our Internet router on another table. They all need to be connected to internet but I don’t want any wire between our tables. I also need a Gigabit Ethernet hub, the build-in Fast Ethernet on TL-WR842ND is too slow.
Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Router
I invest a North Link R405G-B which is a small and portable wireless Gigabit router. The 4 Gigabit Ethernet is more than enough to me. I expect it to speed up file transfer among computer and TS-119PII on my table.
TL-WR842ND is still our Internet router and provides wireless connection to others. I need to setup R405G-B as an wireless access point connecting to TL-WR842ND via 802.11n. Therefore, computers on my table may get IP address from TL-WR842ND and access Internet. Because my wife’s C540 is in the same network segment, she may access TS-119PII, too.
Here is how I configure R405G-B.
- Switch to access point mode. DHCP service will be disabled automatically.
- Connect with wire and setup a static IP address with the same network segment on your computer.
- Login to web administration on R405G-B.
- Choose Client to replace AP in wireless mode. Select Infrastructure as network type.
- Search and connect to Internet router. Here I connect to TL-WR842ND.
- DD-WRT for my TP-Link TL-WR842ND
- Lenovo C540
- QNAP TS-119PII File Transfer Performance Report
- Wiki: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
- Wiki: Fast Ethernet
- Wiki: Gigabit Ethernet
- Wiki: IEEE 802.11n-2009
- Wiki: IP address
- Wiki: Network segment
- Wiki: Wireless access point
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