Belkin & excede Wireless router and modem

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how can i hook up another wireless router belkin N300 to my excede wireless router/modem to extend my range. this is my plan LIBERTY 50 - BOOST 25 + FREE ZONE
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Gregory Davis

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I have had some success connecting an older wireless G router via an  ethernet cable to a wireless router connected to my Viasta modem.  This connection needs to be into one of the LOCAL jacks in the back of the router.  Then you can with admin priveledges set up you "N300" as a slave to the exede router/modem.  In other words the exed router/modem needs to manage the IP addresses on your intranet.  You can establish a separate SSID/password for you N300.  Trying this with other people's netowrk I have had limited success.  If your willing you can purchase for $20 - $25 some other options that will give you what you need.  For instance I have several mini-router's which can serve as "Router", "Repeater", "Access Point", "Bridge", or "Client".  An advantage to these is their size, they plug right into an AC outlet and depending upon configuration you can connect via an ethernet cable or just log into an existing wireless network.  In my current configuration I have two setup via ethernet cable both broadcasting their own SSID with password required for access.  These are configured as "Access Points" or AP for short.  My house is somewhat large 5,000 + sq ft.  I also have a spare that I'm thinking of taking camping and trying out some of the other (Repeater) modes.
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Barry Paepcke

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I have a Belkin wireless router plugged into the back of my exede wifi modem it is plugged into port 1 I have no problems or issues with it.
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Leo George Jr

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Me too........it tripled my speeds too......
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Just speaking from much experience here: The Belkin N300 router has got to be the worst router ever built. I did a service call just yesterday for a business customer who couldn't connect to the internet. The problem? A Belkin N300 that she had bought at Walmart after I put in their system. Sold her a Netgear 1200 series, no more problems and she was amazed at how much better her wireless devices worked.

Andy
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Barry Paepcke

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Andy do you have stock in netgear I have an Belkin N300 router that works great no problems
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Andy Schack, Champion

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LOL! No Barry, but I can understand someone thinking I did.

Netgear routers are simply the "installer's choice". I went to a meeting with a bunch of other retailers and dealers. There were probably about 12 of us sitting at a table for breakfast and one of them asked what type of routers we carried on our vans for customers to buy if they needed one. EVERY single person at the table carried nothing but Netgear. They simply work and work well. The Netgear Genie software they come with allows customers to easily see how much data they are using AND what devices are connected. There are several other features as well but those are the BIG 2 in my book.
I'm glad you are having no problems with your Belkin but 17 yrs of satellite internet experience tells me that you soon will. They are cheap and tend to burn out. Typically they either totally die with no power or the wifi radio burns out. It is SUCH a problem that if a customer already has one and is determined to use it I nicely but FIRMLY inform them that if they have an issue and SVT shows all green then there WILL be a service call charge because I already know what the problem will be.

Andy