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Older wireless Macs and D-Link wireless N routers
Authored by: BobHarris on Dec 21, '08 03:37:49PM

I would just use your old WiFi base station for 801.11G/B networks and use the new D-Link for N only networks using the faster 5GHz frequencies.

They will not interfere with each other, your Pismo will function, and you will not be dumbing down your MacBook to use slower 2.4GHz N speeds.

Configure the old B/G base station so that it is in "Bridge Mode". There may be an explicit "Bridge" configuration option, or you may just need to disable DHCP and NAT services to get it into "Bridge Mode". That way you only have a single router on your home network and bonjour messages are not blocked because they can not cross a router boundary, but they are happy to cross a bridge.



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