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Connect two routers over internet

Q: Connect two routers over internet

I have 2 routers on different locations with static IP addresess and I want to connect LAN`s for file sharing over internet..The routers are Netgear WGR614 and Edimax BR-6204WG..Can anyone have idea how can I do that??

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I got A new linksys router and when i connected it, it wont go online.. the ip on Local area connection status shows as which i thought it was weird.. because i usually see through 6 both router have the same prob

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I have been using one wireless router which is working fine, but i have decided to add another wireless router downstairs to better the signal by putting the internet wire into the router. But when i do this both the routers work fine for 10mins, as i am able to browse the internet etc but then everything stops working from both routers. It shows on my computer and iPad as connected as they have full signal strength but no webpage loads. Can anyone help please

A:Why does my internet keep dropping out when i connect two wireless routers?

Describe your network, including the brand and model of the modem, routers, switches, etc., and how they are interconnected.

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I have two wireless routers, one Linksys N and one Netgear G available in the box. My laptop is N and my wife's laptop is G. But I only have one internet connection. As far as I know the N network is degraded to G if I add her G laptop to the network. Could I activate the G router by connecting the two routers via a lan cable and assign her laptop to it? I would try that but searching and reading posts here makes me think I should avoid uneducated experiments.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:How do I connect two wireless routers to one internet connection?

Hi jborchel

Use one wireless router for both laptops.

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Here is the situation. I have setup a wireless network (802.11b) in my wife's office at work. I used a Netgear Wireless Cable/DSL Router with the factory defaults on (NAT = on and DHCP = on). Everything works fine on this network regarding file and printer sharing as well as internet connection sharing through NAT. The other part of my wife's office wants to share the internet connection that already exists but wants their own wireless network such that either local network cannot see the other's network. The office that wants to get hooked up just purchased their own Wireless Cable/DSL Router (vendor is Linksys) and wants to know if I can use that to hook them up to share the internet connection and at the same time provide them with their own LAN with no file or print sharing with the other LAN. How can I hook up the 2nd router to do this and what configuration changes must I make? I assume that I need to turn off DHCP on the 2nd router and possible set the gateway on the second router to the IP address of the 1st router which is by default. Let me know what to do ASAP. Thanks.

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i live in a house with 7 people. we have a cable connection and 2 routers (a linksys befsr41 and a netgear mr814). right now i have the setup as cable modem -> netgear router -> linksys router. all computers get internet but only computers hooked up to the netgear modem can see eachother, and only computers hooked to the linksys modem can see eachother. i have disabled DCHP on the linksys router. how can i see all computers in the house?

A:2 routers in house, internet works but not lan across routers

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I have just bought and installed a new wireless router. The problem is that I have two other computers, one of them gets the signal from the new router better, while the other computer recognize the old router's better. Is there anyway I can connect two routers together to make the two computers working at their best?

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I have a Netgear connecting wired and wireless to internet. I want to use a BT home hub (same as Speedtouch 7g) as USB Print server. My printer is a Brother DCP 110C. My Netgear IP's are in the range 192.168.0.x but the home hub will only accept the printer on USB if IP is
therefore, I want to get the home hub to connect to my netgear, but dont want to change the netgear IP's as I have 2 PC, laptop and xbox already conncting through it.
All I want to do is share the printer on the network (at present, it goes through 1X PC, but means that Pc has to be switched on).
the hub firmware is 6.2.6H
any help please?

A:connect two routers

If the two existing PCs and the XBox are all set for DHCP, as most systems are, there is no reason you cannot change the router's subnet to Just reboot the PCs and they should pick up the new IP address after making the changes on the router.

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Hi, I have a similar problem. I have a Netgear MR814V.2 Wireless/Cable/4-Port Router and a 645Series ADSL Modem. How would I set this up. They are both routers and I'm trying to config them both.
The reason I need to is because I keep on getting connection drops. Either trying to log-in to E-Mail or... just streaming music. Please... help.

I read the above but the way you put it is confusing me a bit.

Here's a screenshot of my current Config on the Netgear Router:

Router Status

LAN IP setup

Modem DSL config page

Hope this helps...

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Hey! So, i want to connect a DIR-625 Wireless N ( to a DI-524 Wireless G I want the DIR-625 Wireless N to be the one exposed to the internet with the DI-524 Wireless G connected to the DIR-625. The reason i want to do this is because I want to have both wireless N + G running at the same time. Is that possible?

Here is the steps i have so far on how to do it. I got them from a previous post in the forum about a linksys and have adapted them to the D-Link and i want to know if they will work with the D-Link's.

1) Plug the DI-524 into a computer. Make Sure the internet is NOT connected to the DI-524.

2) Log into the router and change the Router's IP to and disable DHCP

3) Unplug the DI-524, plug the internet into the DIR-625, and connect the DIR-625 to the same computer.

4) Set up my PPPoE settings and set up my wireless security settings.

5) Connect the DI-524 to the DIR-625 by connecting them with standard Ethernet cable. Make sure to connect them by LAN ports.

6) Plug the rest of the computers into the DIR-625 and set them up normally.
Will these adapted steps work? Can i run Wireless G + N at the same time?

Thanks in advance Everyone!
Also, for reference here is the thread i got these steps from (

Also Sorry I can't post links so you have to add www. to the front of them

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I want to have a little LAN party for 6 people. But I have a problem. I have two different routers one is newer than the other. Both are Linksys routers. The newer one has a WAN, 4 ports, and Uplink in the back. The other older version has an Internet and 4 ports. How would I set this up so 6 computers can connect to each other and play video games?

A:How to connect two different routers?

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Hi guys
I have a router connected with internet but it's does not
Cover my home so I have another router with wireless N and USB charing
So I want to connect both router together and let the router with
Wireless N to work as a repeater and re distribute the signal again

So how to do that???

A:how to connect two routers together?

Here is a tutorial on how to do it. Post back if it works or if you have any other questions.

How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network |

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hello guys,

I have a Netgear wnr2000 router in my house up and running.. I have a new xbox 360 slim but is to far from the router and doesnt have enought signal "to stream hd movies"

I have a router "lynksys"wrt160n

I would like to learn how to connect lynksys router as "repeater" to netgear router.

can you show me the way im not good with computers but i can follow instructions i look in both manuals can figure it out

Please help me???

A:how to connect 2 routers

If the Linksys WRT160n does not support Repeater or Range Extender mode you can use DD-WRT firmware unless it is version 2.0.

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Ahoy guys,
I have a network question...

I have 2 Linksys routers (WRT or something). Router A is in Room A along with the modem. Router B(collecting dust) is in Room B (upstairs) and Room B has most of my computers. The only "functional" computer in Room B is my laptop, but that's because it's Wi-Fi enabled. I would like to connect Router A to Router B, which would give computers around Router B an internet connection. I have some cat-5 cables laying around, which might help.
Any Help?

A:Connect 2 routers together?

hi Metamencs, and welcome to sevenforums

this tutorial may help

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I have a spare Linksys Wireless G router with speedbooster. I live in a 3 story
house and have a router on the lower floor. We will be moving to the 3rd floor
but want to keep our network setup as is. Can I connect another router which will be
on the 3rd floor? Will this cause a conflict with the lower floor router?

The router signal on the lower floor is not very strong when on the 3rd floor, the reason
I would want another Linksys device.

A:Can I connect two routers?

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JohnWill said:

You would want to bridge the 2WIRE router to eliminate it's routing function and use it as a plain modem. This will allow you to configure any port forwarding and QoS in the D-Link router.Click to expand...

Ihave the same problem. how do you do this?
my setup
first: modem/router cable motorola. i just want to use the modem function.
second: tomato flashed router. I want all functions of router to run through this one.

currently I have dhcp enabled on first and disabled on second. I want dhcp, port forwarding, etc to all be run from the second. internet is working wired/wireless through second.

On the first, do i disble dhcp and nat?

A:Connect two routers.

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I currently have a 3com router/modem which is connected to the internet. I have a D-Link that I am not using but want to use it to extend my wireless range. I also want to connect them with a wire, not wirelessly. How can I do this?


A:Solved: Connect Two Routers

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Hi, i have two routers, a Dlink and a linksys. i have 2 computers upstairs, one of which connects wirelessly to the dlink, and the other wired. the dlink is connected to my cable modem. all this works, and has the internet.

my problem is i have 2 computers downstairs that dont have wireless cards, but i have a linksys router lying around. the linksys has wireless. im wondering if its possible to make the linksys connect to the dlink's network so that my two computers can have the internet. basically, they'd be wired to the linksys, and it would be networked with the dlink which is sharing the internet connection. is this possible or should i just buy wireless cards?

thanks in advance!

A:Trying to connect two routers wirelessly

Some wireless router will operate in bridge or AP mode, but many will only operate in gateway mode. If you don't have a bridge or AP mode in the wireless setup of the secondary router, you won't be able to bridge them wirelessly.

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hi there! firstly i want to thank you for accesing my thread. i hope you can help. secondly here's my problem: i have 2 routers connected wiredly - a Dlink dir-300 and a Dlink dir-615 (both of them are wireless routers). until some time ago my internet connection was basically this one: the ISP internet cable went in the internet port of an Asus normal (not wireless) router and from one of its lan ports went a cable in the in the internet port of the Dlink dir-300 which is in my room. now the Asus broke down so i bought the Dlink dir-615 to replace it. the connection is exactly the same except the Asus router which now is the dir-615. the problem is that now the dir-300 (the last router in the connection) doesn't detect the internet signal coming from the dir-615 threw the wire between them and the laptop connected to the dir-300 detects an ip conflict error. the dir-615 router (connected directly to the ISP cable) works just fine. i am open to any suggestions and thank you for showing your interest

A:please help me connect 2 Dlink routers

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I have been struggeling a little to connect 2 Routers wireless and share the internet connection Hopefully someone here might help me.

The setup i have nad wish to use is:

1X Cable router connected to a Linksys Wireless router with cable ( This is working fine as i can connect wireless and get internet and everything). Problem appears when i want to connect 2 desktops from another room and these dont have Wlan adapters - So here i connect them wired to a third Wireless Router "Billion" i had in hope that i can make the Billion and Linksys to talk together wireless and then be able to get the 2 Desktops on the internet as well.

Anyone have a clue how to set this up ?


A:How to connect 2 Routers Wireless?

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I have Vonage phone service and they sent me a router. I conntected it up and everything is fine. I connected my wireless router to one of the 4 ports. I can get to the internet over the wireless router but I can not get to the other pc's on my network. the second router is 192.168.1.XXX/ and the router that is connected to my cable modem is 192.168.15.XXX/

I used to use vnc to control the pc's but it cannot see pc's on the other router. what is wrong?

A:connect two routers in series

You should probably only use one router, or disable DHCP on the second router (Whichever one that is plugged into the internet through the other)

It'd be more helpful if you could tell us the models of the two routers, maybe we could tell you step-by-step how to disable DHCP. But I still think that using only one router is a better idea. And I'm fairly certain that Vonage will work on any router, having set it up before on a Linksys purchased at Wal-Mart for a friend.

So, if you need wireless, then try plugging the Vonage phone and your computers into the same router, not using the one that Vonage sent you. If this works, then just keep the one they sent you as a backup in case yours breaks.

Tell me if this works, if it doesn't, then we'll just try a bit harder.

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I have my main PC which I have moved within the house and the speed etc is all fine

My 2nd PC is downstairs and is connected wirelessly - however after moving the main PC the connection is pretty slow and frequently drops.

I have a spare router can this be plugged into either the main router to boost performance or to the 2nd PC rather than use the WIFI card

A:Can you connect two routers to one network

You should be able to plug in the 2nd router to the main one and set it up as an access point, im not sure if you could use it as a receiver.

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I'm trying to figure out how to setup 3+ routers in sequence, and the settings required for each router, so I can run them down a long corridor.

The Router connected to the internet is a Draytek Vigor 2800.
1 IP
DHCP IP range: -

I purchased 2x TP-Link TL-MR3420
I've set IP's on both of these to
2 IP:
3 IP:
Subnets are also the same
A: Am I right to Disable DHCP for routers 2, and 3 as IP addresses for each computer connecting to the network will be assigned by router 1?

B: I want to connect them in sequence 1-> 2-> 3, Is it correct to connect them via the Lan ports, so
Router 1, Lan Port 1
Router 2, Lan Port 1
Router 2, Lan Port 2
Router 3, Lan Port 1

Is That correct

C: Does it matter what I call the networks, or do they all need to have the same name?

D: is there any other setting I've missed out on?


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Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.

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Quote: Originally Posted by nadogr4

Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.

It is possible.. what are the make and model of his routers... some routers are able to become APs

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i'm new in this forum, and kind of new in networking.
i will highly appreciate any help for my question.
i have 2 pc's in my office that are connected together via a router (i'll call it 1) which is connected to another router (i'll call it 2) then to a firewall then a modem to internet.
All other computers are connected to the router #2. i want to be able to connect and share files with them but i don't know how to do it.
my operating system is WinXP professional.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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I am not able to connect my new Kindle Wi-Fi to my Linksys WRT160Nv3 802.11b/g/n or my Dell TrueMobile 1184 802.11b routers. I use WPA2 Personal security on the Linksys. I tried using N mode and mixed mode without success. I prefer not to set my router exclusively to g mode. I will *not* turn off security on the Linksys for obvious reasons.

With the Dell, I tried using both WEP and no security. No success.

With both routers I tried manually configuring the network using both DHCP and static, being careful to set the router, mask ( and DNS ( or to values that work with our laptops.

Someone posted a similar issue with a Linksys WPN160N saying that after waiting *long* times on hold for tech support and no solution that they drove over to a hot spot, connected successfully, then was able to come back home and successfully connnect to their home network. I tried the same. Was able to connect at the McDonalds hot spot OK. Came back home and was not able to connect to either the Dell with no security or the Linksys with WPA2 Personal.

I'm considering returning the Kindle. Thought about getting the 3G, but I hate the idea of having to pay the extra $50 only because my Christmas gift did not work. I figure why reward Amazon for their Wi-Fi model not working by buying a 3G Wi-Fi? But that's just me.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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My desktop XP is temporarily off-line. It was connected to the Internet via a DSL router, using ethernet cabling. My portable Toshiba Satellite A20, with XP, is currently connected to the Internet through a Netgear router to a satellite internet provider via a dish. this works fine, except when we have snow or ice, which happens often in Canada.

I would like to connect both the DSL router and the satellite router to the A20, so that I can share printers and other devices with my iPad (on the DSL LAN). i want to avoid any major changes to my configuration parameters, so that I can return to the status quo ante, when my desktop is returned soon.

Advice would be appreciated.

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I have a problem very similar to this but slightly different. I have moved into a new flat and share an internet connection with my flatmate - which ever room we put the router in though one of us ends up with a terrible signal.

I have my own router to use as a secondary range extender from my previous flat but it isn't practical for us to have our routers connected together physically. Can they be connected together wirelessly and then have the signal rebroadcast so we can both receive a strong signal?

I realise this would probably slow down my connection speed but I don't have a lot of money & if I could use my router instead of buying a new bridge I could sacrifice some connection speed.

A:Wirelessly connect routers

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I have a linksys 54g wireless broadband router and a belkin 54g wireless broadband router.

I wish to connect 2 x pcs upstairs, to one router, then have that wirelessly connect to second router.

The second router would be my dhcp server, firewall and internet connection.
The first router would just be a glorified access point.

The problem I have is that if I use the first router in 'access point' mode, it wont see the second router, my pcs lose their dhcp addresses and the whole thing falls over.

I have both routers in the same IP range, same network name, same wireless channel - and even the same room for testing purposes!
BOTH will act as routers and connect me to the net on their own - wired or wireless - but NEITHER can see each other when I try to go from one to the other to get to the net.

Do I need to make an entry into my routing table?
Do I need the internet hosting router to be the gateway and the other to just be a 'router'.............

A:Connect to the net via 2 x wireless routers?

No can do, routers only connect in gateway mode, and two routers will never talk to each other.

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HI guys, I reset my router (WBR-T2) a fews days ago and now I cannot connect to internet (although I can connect to the router - local only). Any solutions please? Thanks guys . Oli.

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Sorry. Figured it out.

A:Solved: Connect 2 routers together?

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I have a townhouse and i have a new neighbor who setup his wireless router and now my wireless router will not connect and my other neighbor is having the same issues. motorola wireless router and also purchased a dlink wireless router and i still cannot see my ssid. I can see it when i unplug and plug back in for about 2 minutes but it will not connect I have tried open wireless then wpa and mac address no luck please help I have taken the routers to my friends house and with out changing anything they connect to 3 different laptops Thanks

A:2 new wireless routers and still cannot connect

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I can get it to connect to the internet through a direct link to the modem, but I've tried several routers and it has the same issue every time. I see "connected" but can't get online, and each time I try to ping the gateway it times out. The routers are brand new, so I can only think that the computer just doesn't want to work with them. What might be causing the issue?

A:Computer will not connect with any routers

and welcome to the Forum

Did you powercycle when you changed from connecting to the Modem to the Router?

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL and press enter

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a... Read more

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I have a question which hopefully you can answer.

Router/Modem one is attached to the internet and transmits a wireless signal. My computer is connected to the internet via a wireless adapter, when I want to connect to my network TV HDD, printer , and home server (possibly a windows home server in the future) I just disconnect from Router one and connect to Router two. I want to know if it is possible to run a wired Ethernet cable in-between my computer and router two so I can connect to both networks. Wired to router two with the HDD and printer, and wireless to router one for internet.
Now here are the rules!!!

-I can NOT run a wire in-between router one and router two (by order of wife!)
-I can disable the wireless and/or DHCP on router two or even replace it with a switch.

If you have any good answers I would really appreciate them.
Thanks a lot,

A:Connect one computer to two routers

Yes. (I only saw one question.)

On the second (ethernet) connection if you use a router assign a static IP and mask and leave the Gateway and DNS server blank.

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I have an issue that I cannot resolve...I'm relatively novice to networking - so if possible it would be helpful if the answer is easy to understand and step by step

Here is what I'm trying to do:
I have a Belkin F5D8235 N+ Wireless router that is my primary router and is connected to my cable modem. I have this hooked up to a D-Link DHP-302 Powerline HD setup that runs my internet through the electric lines. Downstairs at the TV I have an old Linksys wrtsl54gs wireless router that I want to hook up to the Powerline setup to provide internet access to my DirecTV and PS3. Also, I would like the Linksys router to serve as an extender of my main wireless network so I can get a better signal downstairs.

I'm trying to figure out how to configure the Linksys router to hook into my current network rather than wanting to establish its own and act as a server, etc... I'm just not that advanced with network settings - I've tried to make several settings changes to the Linksys router, but it does not seem to accept my changes.

I uploaded some screen shots of the configuration utilities for each router.

Thanks so much!!

A:Trying to connect two Wireless Routers Together, please help!

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Hi, I am trying to connect two wireless routers together so I can use the wireless n on one and have g on the other to allow smart phones to connect to it.

I have cable internet and it is connected to my wireless n router (Linksys WRT320n) and I would like to connect another wireless router (Netgear WPN824) to it by a wire.

So far I have connected the two routers by a cable from the linksys into the wan port on the netgear. I have assigned the netgear router a ip address, which is different from the linksys
I have also turned off DHCP on the netgear.
The wireless network from the linksys is called NETWORK1 and the wireless network on the netgear is called NETWORK2

When I connect to the netgear using a cable the internet works. However I cannot get an internet connection through the netgear's wireless network.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or do I just have the wrong hardware to attempt this kind of configuration?

Thank you in advance. Will

A:Connect two wireless routers using a wire

have a read here


Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
Shamelessly stolen from a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the rout... Read more

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Hi Buddies,

I hope this forum may help me a lot. Can you please help me finding a solution for this issue?
I want to connect two different networks with 2 soho routers.

R#1 -
Router - 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

R#2 -
Router - 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

A:How to Connect 2 Soho Routers with different network

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I've been having issues with my Windows 8.1 laptop's wi-fi for a while now. It used to work perfectly fine and then started acting up. Basically I could see all the available access points but was not able to connect to any of them (home routers, iphone hotspot etc.). I was only able to connect via ethernet. I recently moved into a new house for uni and got Virgin wi-fi installed and suddenly my laptop could connect wirelessly no problem!

I assumed the problem had somehow been fixed but I recently took my laptop into uni and wasn't able to connect there and was still unable to connect to my phone's hotspot. I'm thinking that my laptop is able to connect to 5Ghz frequencies but not 2.4Ghz. Does anyone know why this might be and how to fix it?

Solutions I've tried:

Updated network drivers
Replaced the wireless adapter itself
Re-installed Windows 8.1 completely
Fully updated Windows


A:Laptop won't connect wirelessly to *most* routers

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I've set up two routers (one a primary router and the second as an access point to extend my wifi). They are currently in the same room connected together a by 1 metre cable and everything is working fine.
However, I need to move the second router upstairs and trying to replicate the connection between the two routers. The house is wired with network points and cables which all feed into a 24 Port Planet 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch.
I've located the wall socket/ethernet port number (No. 6) from which the primary room is located and connected and similar the second router in the upstairs room (No. 2).
As its going into an ethernet switch, I thought that should automatic connect routers on the network. However, when I try to access the second router (via WIFI), its not connecting to the internet which is likely because the two routers are no longer connected.
I tested the two sockets (No. 6 and No. 2) with one of those cable testers and I did get a signal on both ends, so not sure what is going on. To my mind, the routers should be connected.
Can anyone help?

A:Connect 2 routers via Ethernet Switch

From your description it should work.
Go back to step one with two routers connected by the 1M cable and double check you get a wifi connection to the internet.
Plug Primary router into wall socket and secondary router into other end of cable, before the switch - check connection.
Recconect switch and plug secondary router to switch with 1M cable - check connection.
Reconnect switch and try secondary router in desired location - check connection.
A bit of hassle but will identify where the connection is failing.

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Ok I have two wireless Linksys routers, one is an old Linksys WRT54G v2 the other is a brand new Linksys E1000. I want to hard wire them together with RJ45 ethernet cable in order to have wireless connectivity throughout the home. I will not be using a SSID, as I live in a very rural area and password protecting my network is not an issue. The main router will be connected to a Cable broadband modem that uses dynamic ip addressing. Anything I should know before attempting this

A:Please help me connect these two wireless Linksys routers

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (o... Read more

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I have two units for rent. Thus, I need a total of three separate networks so we don't accidentally share files. The two units, a duplex, and the main residence is about 20 meters away. I'm thinking of putting a router in each unit and have them connected wirelessly to the router in the main residence. I think they can connect to the main router in bridge mode but can them have their own network (I mean one has an ip address of something like 100.50.10.x, the other 120.60.20.x)? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Can two routers connect to one router wirelessly and have their own ip

Hello yky, can you answer questions 2-4 from the guide below?

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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Hello all,
I have a Netgear DG834 PN wireless router. I have a happy network set up but thick walls mean doesn't extend v far. Is it possible for me to connect this router to a D Link DI524 wireless router to get a 2nd wirless network in another part of the house? I can run a patch cable between the routers.

If so please advise of the settings required.

Thanks in advance

A:Trying to connect 2 wireless routers in series

Yes you can, altho you have to make sure the second router has a different ip to the other one. You can also fit larger aerials to improve signal strength!!!!

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

Right now, the way it's set up, it works, but I cannot access the NAS or printer (or other desktops for that matter) unless I plug the laptops into an ethernet cable

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?


A:Wired & wireless to connect them

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here:

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I have one wireless router connected to the internet. I would like to use another one to connect to it on a portable piece of equipment. I would like to be able to access the network and internet on the first router from the second router.

How do I configure the second router to wirelessly connect to the first router and allow access to the internet and the other network?

A:Connect two wireless routers together, wirelessly

The second router has to support "range extender" mode (or whatever it may be called by the manufacturer) (most routers don't). You may have better luck with an access point - these dedicated devices usually have more wireless-specific features.

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ok... i own a house right next door to my own, and i have allowed my mother to live there under a true "rent-to-own" policy, being that im the landlord, and her son, and about 50 ft from each others house, i gave her an early christmas gift of road runner internet added to her cable, since my first idea didnt work which was to let her leech off of my dsl... which I PAY FOR as well as the cable internet she has, both are under my name, just 2 different house numbers. now for some reason when im outside on the screen deck, her weak wifi signal has a higher transfer rate than my strong wifi signal on my dsl. with all the file sharing, video chatting, internet tv i sometimes watch, its a pain to be disconnected from one network when i try to connect to the other network and vise versa. i was wondering if there was a way to connect to both at the same time and just have my computer feed off of which ever one it sees with a faster transfer rate on its own without having to disconnect from the first one.

now i have seen the forum where you had to close discussions because you deemed it to be a topic of illegality, however i only touch on this topic at this time because i accually own both service providers, and was wondering if you would consider helping me if there is a solution only because unlike most, who you have already stated just want to leech off the neighbors unsecured wifi, i am the owner of both plans. if you do not wish to post anything publically because... Read more

A:is ther a way to connect to 2 wireless routers at the same time

With all due respect to you, I am having a very difficult time with what I am reading here. I am not speaking about the wifi/ Internet, either.

All that I can tell you is to check with your local Internet providers as to their policy (and legalities) of sharing a wifi signal. There is no reason in the world that if you are truly just 50' feet away from the router that is broadcasting an 802.11g wifi signal, that you should encounter any Internet connectivity trouble whatsoever - and vice-versa. A 50' distance from a router today would be welcomed by many.

It is possible to connect to two wifi signals at once from what I have seen, but it serves no purpose. Your system limits the bandwidth as well as the number of concurrent connections that you may have to the Internet at any given time.

Go into the Network and sharing Center, delete all profiles, connect to the 2 wifi profiles that you wish and select "connect to a better signal if available". While staying in hotels recently, my system would switch between wifi signals constantly - and seamlessly. It takes but a few seconds, if that, and I never knew while it was happening.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .



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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?


A:Solved: Wired & wireless to connect them

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I have a T1 backbone connected to a Linksys wireless 4 port N router running 2 hubs and 1 websmart POE switch. I need to bring in another network on the same T1 backbone, keeping it separated from my current network with it's own DHCP router. I'm thinking I need to go from the T1 to a hub uplink port, then out to the ethernet port on both routers. Keeping the current setting on #1 router and assigning an IP to the #2 Linksys router I'm not sure if this will work, but it seems right, right?

A:How do I connect T1 to two DHCP routers, setup two networks

Thanks Rick

Thanks for your input Rick.
Currently I do have the T1 in the WAN port of my Linksys wireless router. This is my network DHCP server and has been working great. We have a school moving into my church building and I'm trying to provide them with their own LAN and internet. I'm not going to spend the cash for VLAN stuff, not cost effective. So I guess I'll just have to give them a router with static IP routing and their IT guy will have to assign IP's to each of their machines. My Linksys router is managing about 20 user stations and 5/8 wireless each day. This leaves me about 20 IP avail for my network. I could easly manage the school's needs without another DHCP router, but I don't want them to see my shared folders on my network. The static solution is the only one I can think of. Plus I don't want to use up my IP's.

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Hell, I am a new member and would like to thank you for being part of so many solutions that some have helped me solved. Can you connect an independent hard drive so that music can be shared with whole network? If so what are my options? Have a great day.
Whether I have to buy something or not, Operating system Hp sin.8

A:Using your Routers USB to connect Music Hard Drive?

Only if it is specified in the documentation that you can use the USB port for a Network Shared USB drive.

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I have a Linksys WR54GS router as my main router attached to the internet. I run a Bed & Breakfast and I give my guests free access to the internet via WiFi. My problem is, I also use that network for my business and personal computers and I am afraid that a tech savvy guest could hack into my files. I thought that if I connect a second WiFi router, I could set up a second network which my guests could use to access the web thru my main router.

Does anyone have a clue if this is possible?

A:I want to connect 2 Wi-Fi routers to create 2 separate networks

It mostly depends on the company that is your internet provider... With their sayso, you can do it easily... just be sure the channels are widely different, and that you can control them through your client setups so the customer understands what and where.

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i successfully connected an old g-router to my Netgear DGN3300 with the help of this tutorial.

But the old router does not have guestnetwork (I do have very secure normal network, and a separate guestnetwork on the DGN 3300). If i buy a new router that has guestnetwork (even if it is the same DGN3300), will that also enable both networks on the accesspoint-router? I would think so, but want to be sure before i buy a new one.



A:connect 2 routers but with gues and standard network

I will have to look at the link more tomorrow but if each device is on a different subnet then yes your local network is secure. If they are the same then guest network can most likely access your local PC's.
Example. with subnet mask
And with subner mask are on 2 different networks.

Then and with subnet mask of are on the same network.

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i have a scenerio.I have hubs that connect PCs together and routers that connects the hubs. I also need to connect the routers(approx one on each level in a ten level building)to a mainframe(fileserver). what do i use to connect them up? Do i need devices like switches??

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I am trying to connect, with permission, to my neighbor's wifi. I intend to use a Quad-4 transmitting antenna in the focal point of a parabola at his place and an additional quad-4 antenna on a parabola as receive at my house. 14 db gain should cross 1000 feet. My question is: what connections must I use at each site? My computer automatically connects to any available wifi. He will purchase a router, (Any recommendations)? to add another wifi ready laptop in another room in his house. I want to send his router wifi to my house. Will we need routers in each house? Head scratcher?...Easy?
Thanks guys...keep up the good work.

A:Connect 2 computers via parabolic ant, wifi routers-

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I am trying to connect two wireless routers in order to extend the range of my wifi signal. Preferably they would be connected wirelessly.

The models are the Virgin Superhub (VMDG480) - which has the internet access - and the Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9 - which is intended for use as a repeater.

Firstly, is this possible, given that the Netgear model doesn't support client mode or bridging?

Secondly, if this is possible could anyone help me configure these routers? I know about having them on seperate channels and different IP addresses but that is about all I know.


A:Solved: Is it possible to connect these two routers to increase wifi range?

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Okay so for the past week i have battled with my two routers trying to make them talk to each other.
My main router (router A) is a dlink dir-615 ver. B
My second router (router b) that im trying to make talk to router A is a dlink router dir-615 ver E1 flashed with dd-wrt custom firmware.
I have looked at every setup guide people have posted online and youtube videos to no avail.
can anyone help me make my 2 routers talk to each other?

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I have three home desktop computers all with windows 7 ultimate and connected to internet by ethernet cable via a Dlink n router DIR 628.

I know I can connect a printer installed to one computer and then sharing it through Windows 7's homegroup sharing. But I guess the printer can't be shared if the computer its plugged to is not ON.

The Dlink router has a usb slot at the back. Can I share the Printer on the home network thru the routers usb slot?. The printer has no ethernet port.

A:Solved: Can I connect a Printer to home network thru routers usb slot?

support site for that dlink - with manual - click on "support resources"
The USB appears to be available only to setup wireless settings - so NO you cant use for printer - But you can buy print servers which will connect to the LAN connection - USB print server HUB - belkin make 2 one for just lan and one for wireless - but there others available

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Hi, You could save my sanity here guys and gals.

Virgin media superhub was swapped for a new identical one as some users were unable to connect, but my connection was fine. When i booted my system up after it was configured by virgin I could see all connections but clicking on any "connect" button doesn't yield any form of output from the computer. Password problem? I dont get a response whenever I click "connect" on any of the other 20 wireless connections that i'm picking up, none of them being mine. When trying to add a new network from "network and sharing centre" via "set up a new connection or network" button on the mainpage or "add" button on the "manage wireless networks" tab yields the same, absolutely no reaction from the system.

Now, I only add this info for science of deduction purposes, because it is truly baffling me right now, but when i first discovered the problem and went into "devices and printers" in contr panel and "add a device" my computer paused and then BSOD'd.

I've spent a long time scouring forums to try and resolve this but haven't found anything that works.

Things I have tried:

Updated the network card drivers
Ran start up recovery - no problems detected after 20x running
Logged onto the superhub through another users system and added my mac address to allowed lists, reserved i.p. address - both on and off, all combinations
Pressed the wir... Read more

A:Solved: Swapped identical routers, cannot connect to wireless connections

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I have a laptop that I take to work, and would like to set things up to use my home internet connection from elsewhere. I don't have another computer to function as a server for me at home, so would like to do it so that my router alone provides this access (log into it from the internet anywhere and use my internet as if I am using it from home).

How would I go about doing this? Would it require installing new firmware, or how can I tell my router that I would like to access it like this?

I have a router with remote access capabilities as well as a bridging mode (and I have another older router).

Many thanks!

A:Using two home routers to access secure internet from work/internet cafes

You need a router which supports being a VPN end point and then has support for hairpinning.

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I have a Netgear VPN Firewall wired router (FVS318) and a Linksys wireless router (E2000). I am trying to access the internet from one of my local computers that is connected wireless to my my Linksys router.
When I run IPCONFIG /all
My Hostname is my server
I recieve a good IP
I recieve a good Subnet (same as my router)
The gateway is my Linksys router
The dhcp server is the ip of my linksys wireless router
The DNS server is the ip of my linksys wireless router

My question is: What is blocking me from getting through to the internet?

A:Getting to the internet through two routers

Copy and past the IPCONFIG /ALL log in your next post, please.

Also, are you able to access the internet via Safe Mode With Networking?

How to Access Safe Mode With Networking

While the computer is turning on, tap F8 once every second until a black screen with white text appears. Using your arrow keys highlight the option Safe Mode With Networking and hit Enter.

Note: If you're using Windows XP, connect to your modem or router with an Ethernet cable, then follow these directions.

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We have satellite broadband connection. We recently were given a Netgear WGT624 v2 wireless router to ise with our laptop. Do we need to create anetwork between our PC and laptop? I tried going to the site for the router, butit just takes us to our provider site. How do we set up wireless for the laptop and have internet on our PC? Every time we try to work with either one beinghooked up to the router neither works?? Any help or advice would be appreciated.

A:Routers and internet

Did the router come with a Smart Wizard setup cd-rom? If so this should guide you through the process of creating a network.

Pretty much you should be able to have your PC hardwired to the router and then create a wireless network so that your laptop can connect to it via wireless.

This should all be done using the Smart Wizard Cd or by actually logging into your Router's web configuration.

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Anyone have any good suggestions from experience regarding internet routers? I work with higher level ones all day for business, but haven't spent much time looking into smaller home ones...any info on good or bad ones would be great. Thanks...

A:Internet Routers

I use a Billion Bipac 640AE router from
Has everything you want in it, 4-port 10/100, firewall, vpn, nat, BIOS updatable, etc. and best of all, a really nice, effective service-crew in Taiwan, that reads and answers your email.
They made a special BIOS for me personally when I had an issue with it.
Bought it through

115289 Billion Broadband Gateway 10/100 Mbps
- BIPAC-640AE, w/4pcs 10/100 LAN Euro 42.35 incl. VAT

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I've noticed recently that my laptop keeps disconnecting from the internet via my router (Thompson Speedtouch ST585v6sl.)

The light on the router that shows the connection turns red or sometimes it doesnt light up. However all the other lights stay on, it's just the internet light.

It only happens for around 5-10 minutes and then after troubleshooting, disconnecting and reconnecting it's back up.

I've scanned my computer for viruses and malware and nothing has come up, this is happening reguarly now about every 30-45 minutes when i'm on my pc.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks

A:My Routers internet connection keeps going down.

Sorry.Is this a wired or wireless connection ?
If wireless,does a wired connection also fail ?
Any other devices affected ?
If this is a router only,what is the status of the modem lights ?
Any hardware/software changes lately ?
Any firmware upgrades for the Thompson ?

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I'm not completely sure if this is where I should post this but, my parents have recently adapted to have the router not let me access the internet through it after a certain time. Though I can still use the internet through the wifi on the phone it doesn't let me use it on my computer, and it says I am connected to it but it doesn't say I have internet access. Is there a way I can use the router, through my computer?

A:Help with me unable to use routers internet

So let me make sure I'm understanding you correctly. You want us to help you defy your parents, by bypassing a no Internet setting on their router?According to one of the forum rules:No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.Your parents adding a router setting is considered a security measure. They have a reason for doing it. We can't and won't help you bypass it. You need to discuss this with them.

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Im looking for help on this problem:

I have BT 2WIRE wifi router (downstairs) that is connected to the internet and my laptop and PS3 are too via WEP.

However, i have installed Ubuntu on PS3 and wish to use ethernet as the wifi doesnt work on this version of Ubuntu without messing around with it.

So i have a second wifi router, the BT HomeHub (in my room), currently with no internet.

Basically i want to connect to the internet with the laptop over wifi using the BT 2WIRE, and i want to connect to the internet via ethernet with the PS3 using the HomeHub.

So i just need to wifi the internet to the second router OR i wouldnt mind connecting the PS3 through an ethernet on my laptop.

Please help, i will really appreciate it and will leave feedback, thanks!

A:Wifi internet between 2 routers?

Next time be patient...

This thread has more replies to post here.

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May it be that one router brings a faster Internet connection than another? Or should each router have the fastest speed being possible in one's home?

I have used the Speedport W 700V until today. And now I use the router o2 HomeBox 6641 (because of some technical changes done by o2) . I am not sure, but it appears the Internet speed is a bit slower.

A:Different Internet speeds with different routers?

it maybe the router

I thought O2 changed to Sky a while back and nolonger provides broadband

At least in UK
O2 is a mobile telecom company owned by Telefónica

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I have a Windows Nt server which does the internet connection sharing for a customer. They only have dial up access. I need to be able to access another server using remote desktop connection. I know it will be slow but its not too bad.

What I am wondering is can I buy a router that will hook up to the modem and forward certain ports to another pc on the network? Just like a linksys router for Broadband can, or can NT forward these ports for me??

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sorry kinda new here if this isn't the right thread for my post please will you kindly relocate it. thanks. well here it goes.

can 2 routers. "the first one is an wireless internet connection". and the other one is a "DSL connection". is it possible if i connect the two routers in 1 switch if both of them have different ip address?what will happened? cause i want to avail a DSL connection w/ 1mbps but I already have a wireless internet connnection w/ 364kbps? but i want them to be both used at the same time so my wireless connection won't go to waste.

A:2 Routers w/ different internet con and 1 switch is it possible?

No you can not do this


isp#1 --- switch --- isp#2
+---- system with 2x bandwidth

You can create dual access, but it will not give 2x bandwidth!

isp#1---- system --- isp#2
the system needs TWO adapters ( (2) Nics or (2) WifI or (1) each and the Wifi needs a wireless router for EACH)

The issue will be the default routing will FORCE most access to be via one of the
isp's and only those IP addresses you add for explicit routing to the other adapter
will use the second path.

Internally, Once a connection is made from your system to a website, only that
connection will be used for transport -- the other ISP is ignorant of the traffic.

You're into the reason for Torents which have special coding to open multiple
connections to increase the download time, but even then, all of the connections
will still be lopsided and ignore the second ISP.

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Hi all,

Probably this is going to be an overly complicated problem but I thought it was worth putting it out there in case any of you can help.

We live in Italy and have a DSL internet connection. Pretty slow but does work. It can work on either of the two routers we have, one supplied by telecom Italia and an old netgear sky router that we brought over from the UK.

My question is, is it possible to have them both connected at the same time?

I've read a few threads that say you can connect the two routers to each other but in this case I think it may not work? And I'm struggling to understand the instructions.

And this is the reason why I want to do it.....

The router we had supplied by telecom italia requires a secondary login via the supplied software (PPPOE)? System works well but it is not possible to access this network with iphone/kindle etc as you can't load up the PPPOE software.

If we use the Netgear router no PPPOE login is needed which means iphone etc can get on the internet but the problem with this set up is that the speed is seriously reduced when more than one computer is on the network (we don't get this slowdown with the PPPOE router)

So in theory a good solution would be to have access to both routers, one for the iphones and kindle etc and let the computers log on to the other router.

I've no idea if this is possible or even makes much sense?

Can anyone help in non tech lingo?


A:Two routers together on Italian internet?!

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I apologize I seem to have gotten this post in the wrong forum. I was in other hardware when I created it. I emailed and asked Per if he would move it for me.

I did a search for what I was looking for and this is as close as I could find.

I know about networking but my question is have any of you found a way to have two machines connect to the internet to the same gaming server. Since we are showing the routers IP and not the DHCP IP the router has assigned a server sees two stations coming off the router as having the same IP which will not work. I have done a lot of searching the net but most of what I find are people trying ot host a server not just join one to play. What I would like to do is have two people on the same server at the same time off of my network. Q3 seems to once have allowed this but not any longer since there newest point release.


A:Routers and internet play

Starcraft and routers

This program Rick is talking about will also work with Quake 3, I feel sure.

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Ok this is my story
I have comcast cable internet and was using a microsoft router sending a signal to my laptop.
A few weeks ago my internet was down and called them and they said it was on there end and some one would have to come out and fix this. They did not show up and i called them again and with my router unhooked and the computer hard wired to my modem they found out that my network card was disabled. so there tech told me to reenable it and i did that and my internet was working again. But as soon as i hooked my router and so on back up it now my internet wont work again. so if i go hard wire its working good and as soon as i send my modem into my router then i get nothing. I know my router is good as i have two of them and tryed them both and same thing. So I think that they blocked my ip address or some thing so i can not share my connection. I know that you have to pay an extra 10 dollars per computer thats using there internet. I have looked at all my settings and the only thing thats different is my subnet mask is different
hard wired its
wireless its
I dont know if this could be the trouble or not since i am not to to good with networks.
any thoughts?

A:Comcast and routers and the internet

Did you configure your router the same as your computer? If your computer is set to retrieve the IP configuratin automatically (when hardwired), then that's how your router's WAN interface should be set.

Also, Comcast may allow only a certain network interface connected to the modem (your computer's) and you would have to set up MAC address spoofing on the router to make it look like your PC.

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Hi guy's i have a small question:

Lets say i have two routers lets call them A and B
My A is directly connected to a modem with dials up to my ISP and gets a Wan IP whcih is dymnamic and the lan is connected to a switch "C" which connects to a network of

My router B is plugged into the switch "C" and has a
Default Gateway :
DNS Servers my ISP gives me.

My Lan IP in router "B" is which is in turned plugged into a switch "D" which handles the network of .Once this is done my B can communicate with A.
I have also done a static route in my Router A to Router B so both networks can communicate with one another.

But the prob here is on the computers in can surf internet the network of can't is there some way i can do the route to make them surf the net or any other options besides a static ip.

Thank you for the help i am using a SOHO Linksys router model BEFSR11

A:Internet connection within 2 routers

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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When I connected these LAN to LAN all network objects were visible to each other. I could ping everything still connected to the z100g FROM the 1000n master. My already mapped network drives showed up on my desktop I had plugged into the LAN on the 1000n.

Same with the z100g. I could ping the 1000n as well as the desktop. Of course, all of the network objects (2 NAS servers and a desktop connected by LAN) -- all still physically connected to the z100 showed up from the z100g wifi connected laptop.

I did this to get a few extra LAN ports but mostly to keep a wifi capability after I bought a new router (the 1000n).

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Any of those modem/routers have LEDs that give any hint of what's happening? Any of them have any logs that give any hint of what's happening?

Do you have a good DSL filter/splitter at the entrance and a line directly to the modem/router? Or do you have phone lines running "everywhere" with filters on everything except the modem?

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Chances are that if all other PC's and wifi devices connect fine to this setup then as you stated, the problem lies with your laptop, either a software or driver issue. Have you tried updating your wifi adapter of your laptop.

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You want a wireless ethernet bridge.
Since you're Linksys then something like a WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge, as at
As it only has a single wired port you'll need to put a hub or switch on it, or use the alternative WET54GS5 Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge with 5-port Switch at

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I have one of the LAN outputs on the Actiontec feeding the Linksys input, I have my computers plugged directly into the Linksys verses the Actiontec. This makes it easier to program the Linksys router. Since I am no longer using the wireless part of the Actiontec there really is no need to be plugged into it. Is there anything I can do get my speed back or will I have to plug the computer back into the Actiontec and move it every time I may need to make a change to the Linksys.

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First, Verizon FIOS doesn't provide as a fast internet as the say they do.As for the slow internet speed you can run a free internet speed test here: I suggest you change from linksys to net gear as i have them and im getting around 100 mbps.

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