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    Hello all, and let me thank you in advance for any suggestions.

    I recently bought a dual band N router (D-Link DGL-4500). I also have a Linksys WRT54G, a G router. I have both N and G machines in my house, so I'm unable to take advantage of the N speed because I need to have the router set to G to be compatible across the board (the D-Link won't do N and G simultaneously). Is there a way that I could set the D-Link up for N coverage, wire the Linksys into the D-Link via ethernet cable, and then set the Linksys up for G coverage? What I'm looking to accomplish is to have both N and G signals available at the same time. Thoughts?

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    Just hook them together with an Ethernet cable. You must use the Ethernet ports, not the WAN port.

    cheers, Paul

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    Wow. Thanks Paul. I wouldn't have thought it would be that easy. Thanks again!

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    It's worth getting as much distance between the routers as possible to prevent interference.

    cheers, Paul

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    Make sure that DHCP server is only running on one of the units, also go into the wireless settings and set one to channel 1 and the other to channel 11 (If you are in the US other countries have more/different channels) . This channel spread should eliminate any interference between the two devices.

    I would set two different ssid's on these units and connect the N machines to the N wireless network and the G machines to the G network. If you set the ssid's the same and us the same password for both N and G networks, the machines will switch to whichever signal is stronger. This will put your N machines on the G network if the signal is stronger and you will lose the speed advantage of the N network.

    Some machines will allow you to connect only as N or G, however, if you have your machine set to connect as N only and you go to a Wifi hotspot somewhere else that only has G, you will not be able to connect.

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