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Solved: connecting two routers (one as a switch)

Q: Solved: connecting two routers (one as a switch)

i have a router directly attached by the wan port to my dsl modem. all the pcs attatched to it work beautifully. I have another router that i would like to attach to the existing one as a HUB/SWITCH WITH NO FIREWALL PROTECTION. basically i would like to use the wan port on my extra router as an "UPLINK" to a LAN port on the existing router how would i go about doing it? they are both DLINK

i want to be able to have all my computers share files. Also, if what i am talking about is not possible, let me know and i will just use the lan port instead.

A: Solved: connecting two routers (one as a switch)

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Hi,

I've just configured one of my routers as a switch by disabling dhcp and connecting the second router to the first by lan ports. I can now connect to the internet using pc's on the router I'm using as a switch, all the pc's are showing on the network map, but when I try to connect to them either using either browsing the network or trying to map a network drive, the pc's aren't visible to each other.

Hope this makes sense and any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Simon
 

A:Solved: Using 2 routers, one as a switch and cant see other pc's on lan

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Alright. I have a desktop that I have hooked up to my main Router (Dynex). I have a laptop that I use in my room, which runs on the same Wi-Fi connection to Dynex.

Well, I recently bought another Routher (Netgear), and I was just wondering if I could get the two to work together and strengthen my connection to the internet.

I'm kind've computer illiterate, as far as this stuff goes, so please be patient with me.
 

A:Solved: Connecting Two Wi-Fi Routers - How to do it?

strengthen my connection to the internet.
Click to expand...

not sure what you are expecting, BUT if you are expecting to increase the speed of the internet, this will not happen the speed is whatever you can get down your line

if you are trying to increase the range of wireless, is the current wireless signal very low.
 

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Hi All,

I have 2 wireless routers (linksys & Netgear). The linksys is my main router I use, but I have a netgear that I have piggy backing on the linksys. I want to be able to see shared folders and be able to print when i'm on the netgear network. Would this be where I would need to create a static route? If so how can I do this?

Current configuration

linksys 192.168.1.1
netgear 192.168.2.1
 

A:Solved: Connecting 2 routers help?!?

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Greetings,

I am having some problems with connecting my two routers together.

Currently this is how itís set up:
In one room I have two computers that are using a wired connection to my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G), in my living room I have a PS3, WII and two laptops that are connecting to my router wirelessly. Currently it works ok but the problem I am running into is the WII and PS3 are not getting a strong enough signal to stay connected.

What I would like to accomplish is:
In the room where my two computers are, I would like to use a wired router (linksys BEFSR41) to connect them to the internet. I would like to run an Ethernet cable from that router to the living room where I want to put my wireless router so it will be closer to the devices that use it wirelessly.

Is it possible to connect my wired router (BEFSR41) to my wireless router (WRT54G)? I am hoping that the wired one would act like a switch or hub but not really sure how to set it up.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.


 

A:Solved: Cascading (connecting) two routers together

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How do you connect 3 Linksys routers together so that all routers can access a CS server on one router. Right now only the computers connected to the router with the server on it can access it.
 

A:Solved: Connecting 3 Linksys routers together

You'll want to make sure all the routers are in the same subnet, and using the same ip address scheme (192.168.xx.xx), also give each router a static ip. (All done in each router's web interface)

Disable DHCP on all but 1 router, and connect the routers together via their LAN ports, not the WAN port.
 

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I'm attempting to connect a pretty old wired router to my network, but JohnWill's standard instructions just don't seem to apply. I can't seem to change the router's IP address. Attached is a screen shot of the part of the setup that appears to apply. It's a difficult configuration tool to navigate as most links launch configuration wizards. There doesn't appear to be a place to modify things manually.

It's an SMC Barricade Model SMC7004ABR.

The only thing I managed to find was where to disabled DHCP so it didn't cut off my Internet connection from my computer.
 

A:Solved: Connecting Two Routers - Not Working As Described

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Hi there,

I have two friends who run two different businesses using two seperate networks. Neither has a server. Each has two computers and two office printers. They work at opposite ends of the garden (200m). However they are both on the same ring mains. They would like to share information.
Can I connect both routers through a home plug system?
Would I need a crossover cable attached to one of the plugs?

Thanks for any advice possible.
 

A:Solved: Connecting 2 routers via mains plug

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I work from home so having a properly working internet connection is VITAL. I was using one wireless N router for my entire house but the wireless range was horrid so I decided to dust off an old router and connect the two. I apparently did something wrong because my range hasn't increased and I keep having to reset both routers due to "limited connectivity" or "no connection" issues!

I have my Comcast Cable Modem upstairs in my office. The modem is connected to the Cable line, phone line, and a "Belkin Play N600" Router. Also in my upstairs office I have an Epson NX515 wired/wieless network printer connected to the 1st of four LAN ports on the back of my Belkin router. Although I can use the printer over a wireless home network, I'd like to keep it as a wired network printer to reduce the amount of wireless "congestion" in my house. That's it for upstairs, but now comes the hard/confusing part.

Originally, the Belkin Router was directly connected to my parents' E-machines WinXP computer downstairs through a "dead" Cat-5e cable that we snaked through the wall from the office upstairs to the office downstairs. I call it a "dead" cable because it's not actually connected to the internet...it's a long piece of Cat-5e cable connected from an ethernet port in the wall upstairs to an ethernet port in the wall downstairs and nothing else; so technically, the cable just links the upstairs to t... Read more

A:Solved: Connecting two routers for more wireless range..URGENT!

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I was just wondering whether you could connect an ADSL Router to a Switch? The switch in question is a D-Link DES-1016D. If the ADSL Router has DHCP support, would it automatically assign IP addresses to all of the other computers on the network and give internet access in an instant? How would you set it up? I'm really quite unsure. Any help would be much appreciated
 

A:Solved: Connecting an ADSL Router to a Switch?

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How can I connect a wireless router to a wired switch....

Modem to wired switch then switch to wireless router
 

A:Solved: Connecting a wireless router to a switch

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Hello,

My internet connection comes into my home and connects to a linksys 10/100 switch. I have two linksys routers connected to the switch. (a WRT54G and a BEFSR11). Both routers have their own public ip's.

-Is there anyway to be able for one pc to browse the network behind the second router?
or
-Is there a way to remove one of the routers from my config but still be able to use both public ip's?

Thank-you,

Sam
 

A:1 isp, 1 switch, 2 routers, 2 public ips

you modem incoming line should go to one of the routers, and that router should be set to gateway mode. the other router should be set to router mode. use the ||<>X switch on the back of both routers to allow pcs on the network to share files/interact.
 

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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

Code:

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

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

Code:
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 I currently have a wireless linksys router hooked up to a linksys switch. i now want to hook up another router to it. how can i do this. i was told that i first have to go into the second(new) router and change the ip address to 192.168.1.2 and then disable dchp and then hit save. this is all done at the 192.168.1.1 set up page. my question is here. i have a linksys wireless router WKPC54G hooked up to a linksys switch ezxs55w, i now want to connect the linksys switch to a linksys router befsr41. i have port three of the wireless router connected to port 1 of the switch. here is the question. can i take a cable from port 2 of the switch and connect it to port 1 of the second router (the sr41) and then use the remaining ports of that router to go to other computers. i was told i should take a cable from the uplink port on the switch to the internet port on the second router and then i can use the other router ports for computers. and i was also told i can go from any available ports 1,2...etc form the swithch to any ports1,2,etc to the second router. i have two computers on the first router and one computer and one printer on the switch. i want to be able to print from all the computers even the new ones i plan to hook up to the second router. i was told the best way was to use an available switch port to any of the numbered ports of the new router. and not use the uplink port of the sitch or the internet port of the second router. please lt me know the best way.... Read more

A:help hooking up linksys routers and switch

Why do you want to add another router... A switch plugged into the current switch is the better choice.
 

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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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I know routers give out out IP addresses ,forward the packets and can block the packets . Well a switch just forward the packets. My questions is how does one router know how to talk to other router? I read that the routing table control this and how it is hooked up . But I'm confused here.

What is subnet mask? Is subnet mask just a way of having other networks? Having two or move routers with same IP address of the connecting computer will lead to major problems ? Only way to have the same IP address on the connecting computers is to use other subnet mask?
 

A:Trying to understand routers vs switch and subnet mask.

Not all routers are setup to act as a DHCP server to give out IP addresses. And some layer 2 switches have a DHCP server to give out IP addresses.

A switch actually forwards frames not packets. This is a common mistake in terminology which even seasoned network professionals make. It's common enough where when someone talks about packets and switches, its already an implied reference to frames.

A router is a layer 3 device which forwards packets on to another destination when it receives a packet to process. How the router knows how to forward a packet is through its route table. The route table is either self configured through known IP addresses from local interfaces on the router, through manual configuration called static routes in the router's configuration, or through learning of routes with what's called dynamic routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP).

In the first scenario where the networks are known through the local interfaces, this is what the route table would look like when we have a simple two interface router where Int1 has an IP of 192.168.0.1 and Int2 has an IP of 172.16.0.1. So the router knows that if it receives a packet from a host on the 192.168.0.0 network destined for a host with an IP of 172.16.0.10 on Int1. The router knows that the packet needs to be forwarded to Int2 as it has an interface on the 172.16.0.0 network. The same thing would happen in the reverse direction. But if a packet originating on the 192.168.0.x network ... Read more

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I have a Linksys wireless-G connected to my main computer and modem. We live in an extremely long house and I am attempting to connect a Belkin wireless-G router so that the signal is stronger on the other side of the house. I've read different articles about how to do this but just seem to get more confused the more I read. Could anyone help with simple easy to understand instructions on how to go about this so they will work as one?

Thanks so much.
 

A:Connecting two different routers

If the Belkin has AP mode you can simply use that, configure the wireless the way you want it, and connect the Linksys to the Belkin's WAN port. Else the following will work for any router.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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 port... Read more

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I have an ADSL Internet connection. Therefor I have a phone line going into the back of a Netgear ADSL modem with integrated router. This Netgear ADSL modem/router has 4 100 Ethernet ports on. One of these goes into my host computer. This host computer now has an Internet connection. On this host computer I have installed another network card. From this network card I have plugged in a CAT5-E RJ45 cable that goes into the back of the new D-Link router's ('DI-724GU' ) WAN port. Now the host computer is connected to two routers (via two network cards), one with an active working Internet connection (wan) and the other local (lan).
Because I bought this 'DI-724GU' for the soul purpose of having a high speed network, I want to connect another pc (or two) to the d-link. So after doing that I now have one host computer, with two network cards in, one going to a Netgear ADSL modem/router and the other to the 'DI-724GU'. The 'DI-724GU' has two pc's attached to it. They are visible on the network. But the computers attached to the 'DI-724GU' cannot see a WAN.

Maybe its something to do with the ip config?
Anything that would help me, would be great.
 

A:Connecting to a WAN through 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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

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 router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).
 

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Hi

Am i able to connect two pc's through two different routers? if so how? One is upstairs and connected to a belkin modem router and downstairs is connected via a bt hub. all i need is to be able to transfer files between the two computers wirelessly if poss. thanx
 

A:connecting two routers

If you want a wireless connection between two boxes, one of them has to be configurable as a wireless bridge. You seem to have two modem/router boxes, which means that neither of these boxes will do that job.
 

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Hi, I have a quick question. I have two cisco routers at home. I want to play around with the ethernet connection on them. So I was wondering what kind of cable should I use to connect them together via ethernet. Straight through or crossover. Thanks.
 

A:Connecting Two Routers

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hi i have a xbox 360 and i want to connect it to the internet wirelessly . i have 2 routers a netgear router and a d link router. the netgear router is connected to the coputer and modem. and the d link router is just connected to the xbox. all i need to do is connect the 2 routers if its possible. and if i have to connect the other router to a computer for setup i have a laptop so that is there too. thanks kusun
 

A:connecting 2 routers

If you're talking wirelessly connecting them, you'll need a wireless bridge, not a standard router. If you can run a wire, try this configuration.
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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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 router as a switch (or wireless access ... Read more

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a friend of mine is planning on throwing a sort of LAN party on his incomming birthday, he wants to connect about 16 computers together. the problem is that no one has a router that big. So we were wondering how we can connect multiple routers together, or if there is another, better solution?

thanks for any help
 

A:connecting several routers

Usually you can piggy back routers together using the last port (4th port in a 4-port router or 8th port in an 8 port router).

Depends on which type of router you have, but usually piggy backing is doable.
 

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Hi guys

My friend jsut got verizion fios and got rid of their dsl they used to have a linksys and a dsl modem, now that they got fios they have to use the router\modem combo that doesn't worth with his xbox 360 so we need to brige his linksys with the fios router\modem, how do i go about doing this??

the fios modem\router is incompatible with the xbox 360 as per fios tech support
 

A:connecting 2 routers

You are trying to connect the xbox wirelessly? The wired connection should work.

If you do want to make the two routers play together, search for any of the (dozens by now, I swear) "I want to daisy-chain two routers and I can't be arsed to search" threads.
 

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I have my Optus router which used to be in lounge so all my gear can plug into it using cables (tv, home theatre, wdtv) but was losing to much signal using a long phone cable and don't want to use a long ethernet cable as there is nowhere to hide it, so I moved the Optus modem back close to the wall jack and now can't plug the stuff in that I had before

So, I have Lynksys Wag 320n sitting there not used, and I was wondering if I can set up this modem in the lounge and have everything plugged into and have the two modems connected to each other wirelessly, used to know how to do it years ago but have forgotten lol

Any help appreciated please
 

A:Connecting to routers, help please

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Hi,

My cable internet connection is connected to a D-link DIR615 wireless router. The back of my house is a wifi blackspot so I've run a cable from the DIR615 to my Media Center PC at the back of the house. I have an old Netgear WGR614v9 wireless router and am hoping to connect the ethernet cable currently connected to the Media Center to the WGR614. I am hoping that it would then be possible to run further cables from the WGR614 to the Media Center, games consoles, NAS etc and also utilise the wireless signal from the WGR614 for my internet radio. Is this all technically possible? Would I connect the cable from the DIR615 to the yellow port (modem connection) on the WGR615 or one of the other 4 ports?

I've had a look on google but only managed to confuse myself with descriptions of access points, bridges, range extenders etc.

My level of technical ability is being able to enable/disable DHCP, set static IP addresses and generally fiddle with things.

Thanks a lot!
 

A:Help with connecting two routers

Hi dwl99.

This is perfectly possible
What you need to do is have the D-link DIR615 set up as a router, which you do already and then have the WGR614v9 set up as an access point. To do this turn of DHCP and NAT on your WGR614v9. You do this by accessing the router setup page.
Once done this the D-link router will be giving out IP's, firewall, translating private and public IP's on your network and the WGR614v9 will be there to just give out a signal. You dont plug the cable into the yellow port, it can go into any of the other four.
Hope that helps you out =)
 

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Greetings,

As a newbie to the wonderful world of networking, I thought that I would get some advice before beginning this little adventure.

I have a Linksys WRT54G in an existing upstairs office, there is one computer connected to it. I have another home office downstairs on the other end of the house. When I first moved my office downstairs, I just ran a Cat 5e from downstairs to the existing WRT54G router upstairs.

That was fine then, this is now!

I now need to add two additional computers downstairs (hardwired) and utilize the wireless portion of my new router. (It is closer to the wireless devices that are using it and the new one is faster!). My room mate has provided a Netgear WNDR3300 for the downstairs office.

I would like to physically connect the Netgear to the Linksys with my existiong cat 5e cable and enable the Netgear to be used as a wireless access point.

1. Is this hard? (can a newbie do it and not kick his wife off the internet for a week while he figures it out?)

2. How EXACTLY would I do this?

Thank you in advance for any and all help...
 

A:Connecting 2 Routers....

Not difficult. Just read up on the manual for each one, on My Networks in Windows, and a bit online. Like a lot of things, it is easy once you know how. There will be some money involved for the best setup... but you have what you need... assumin the building does not block some of the signal.
 

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hi,...
I have internet thought a dsl modem "Thomson tg585 v8 " it gives me internet connection throught dsl and wireless,..
I have also a "TP-LINK advanced wireless and router TL-WR941ND" i used it earlier when i had a wireless connection, it gave me internet connection throught dsl and wireless..

my question is is it possible to connect Thomson with TP link together wirely , and i can use both of it in 2 separated flats?
and the cable lan should be cross ove r or not?

if it is possible please give me how to do it?

because i connected it directly from thomson Lan to TP link Wan but no conection was given from tp link not from lan neither fom wireless.

please help
 

A:Please help connecting two routers

You might be able to bridge the two routers. You'll need to see if that is possible in your TP-LINK admin page.
 

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Hi,
I have 2 routers a netgear TA612V which has my modem connected to it and my phone (am using VOIP) I then have a Linksys wireless 54 G router connected which allows me to access the web wirelessly. This was set up by a housemate who has since left..

Here is my problem. I need to get the IP address of the second router (Wireless 54G) Does anyone know how can I do this.
 

A:connecting two routers

inspect the connections carefully;


Code:
modem--(wan)TA612V (lan)----(xxx)Linksys-54-G(lan)---your systems
the wire FROM the TA612V to the Linksys: which port(xxx) is it connected too?
the Linksys WAN or one of the LAN ports?

If it's a LAN port, then the Linksys has no IP address, is not acting like a router,
but is a pass-thru connection to the TA612v which is providing the DHCP service
AND which is your gateway address.

you find the gateway address on any system:
run->cmd /k ipconfig /all​
It will be shown as the gateway
 

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Connecting two routers together.

I have a wireless TWE-652brp router that I am using. I also have a link system DI-604 residential Gateway that I would like to connect to the TWE-652brp router for additional ports. The DI-604 mentions that it has a built in 4 port switch. Is there a way I can connect the two and how do I configure it?
Thank you,
 

A:Connecting two routers together?

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I am currently trying to network 6 computers together. I have two Linksys routers, and each has 4 outgoing ethernet connections. Now, my problem is that I have 6 machines and only 4 connections to the router, so I was wondering if I could possibly do something like this(sorry for the crude drawing, but I thought it would be easier to draw than explain in words):
 

A:Connecting two routers together

In theory you should be able to connect the #2 to the #1 by connecting the #1 in the LAN port into the #2 WAN port and set #2 WAN port to automatically obtain address.

Better yet, if you got a switch (which will be easier to do) use that instead of #2 router.
 

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How do I connect two routers to create a stable subnet, if I do not know the LAN address and IP info of the first router. What do I configure the second router to be?
 

A:connecting two routers without knowing LAN

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I have a wireless broad band connection, from the router, I connect my PCs through network switches. In one of the offices, the wireless signal is weak and I have decided to use another wifi router; the signal is excellent, but I need to connect on the other computers.

One router is 192.168.0.1 and the other 192.168.1.1 so how do I link Pc 192.168.1.3 to 192.168.0.45
 

A:Connecting computers on two routers

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I have my internet running into a Linksys WRT54GS v3
My PC is wired into this router and I have another PC connected wirelessly

My neighbors can connect wirelessly to my network but the signal is weak (they are about 40-50 Ft away from my router and in another house). they have 2 PC's with wireless adapters and one that would need to be wired.


My question is....is it possible to set up a second router (Linksys BEF11S4 v4)
in their house to wirelessly extend my network?

and if so .... how?

here's a basic example of what i'm trying to do:
(ignore the dots they're just there for spacing)


-home (already set up)...........................-neighbors (not yet set up)-
Modem---Router1 ........((((((( )))))))....Router2 (connected wirelessly to R1)
my pc (wired) ........................................PC (wired to R2)
other pc(wireless) ..................................PC (wireless)
...........................................................laptop (wireless)



I want all the pc's to be on the same network via 2 routers connected wirelessly.... R1 has the internet connection

If anyone can help or knows anything about this please take the time to reply, I'm basically setting the 2nd Router up to extend my range and add a wired computer to the network at another house.
 

A:i need help Connecting 2 Routers Wirelessly

Wirelessly a router will communicate only with a wireless adapter ,or an extender ,with extender I mean a wirelss access point,which means in the neighbours house u need a wireless access point,or if the routers has a powerline feature u can connect two routers on a single electrical circuit ,but no wireless for the routers to communicate with each other.
In your case try the access point it should work in place of a rotuer and that way u will also have all the pcs on the same network.
 

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I want to find out if it's possible to boost reception distance for WiFi by using two routers.

In one room I have a Netgear DG834G v.3 router connected directly to my phone line. In some of the other rooms in my house I get a very low signal and sometimes can't connect with my laptop.

I do have another Netgear DG834G v.3 router and would like to know if I could connect this to my laptop and use it as a reciever to pick up the signal from the other router. I thought maybe there's some third-party firmware I could flash the router with.

Could anyone give me any advice? I know I just need to by a better wirelss card to pick up the signal but seeing as I've got two routers I thought I'd try this first.

Thanks for any help, Mark
 

A:Connecting two Netgear routers

I don't know of any way to make that router into a wireless bridge. If you can run a cable to a closer location and use that router as a WAP, that will address your issue.
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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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 router as a switch ... Read more

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hi, i just wanting some help on connecting my 2 routers together and heres what i got:

i have the main wireless router in my bedroom with the modem on it and i have 2 desktops(1 in living room other in spareroom) using wireless and 1 laptop, the router in the bedroom is a linksys...but anyways i got a netgear router im trying to hook up to the other router(this is basically cause my wireless usb adapter(netgear) is picking up the signal very slow says full but its not(in spare room)) i would just like to hook up the linksys to the netgear wired and just hook up my 360 through one of the lan ports in the spare room(netgear) i have read some other threads but everything i try dont seem to work....some1 plz hlp me! thx!...or just some other suggestions would be helpful
 

A:Help! need help on connecting 2 wireless routers

here's one layout
Code:
modem--router#1 --- router#2
Use wired connections for all the above and place your wireless router at #2, but
turn DHCP OFF, encryption ON. The cable from #1 comes from a LAN port and
goes to router #2 also on a LAN port (ie leave the #2 WAN port empty).

Your xbox attaches to #1 as a wired connection.
 

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Hello everyone, here is my idea. I would like to connect 3 routers to 1 switch hub, where 1 server computer and 10 client computers will connect to the switch hub.

ROUTER A ROUTER B ROUTER C
192.168.1.254 192.168.1.253 192.168.1.252
255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0
GATEWAY ROUTER ROUTER
DHCP enabled DHCP disabled DHCP disabled

SERVER COMPUTER, PC#1, PC#2
IP ADDRESS - 192.168.1.250, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ROUTER - 192.168.1.254
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0

PC#3, PC#4, PC#5, PC#6
IP ADDRESS - 192.168.1.3, 192.168.1.4, 192.168.1.5, 192.168.1.6
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ROUTER - 192.168.1.253
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0

PC#7, PC#8, PC#9, PC#10
IP ADDRESS - 192.168.1.7, 192.168.1.8, 192.168.1.9, 192.168.1.10
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ROUTER - 192.168.1.252
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0

All of this will connect to the switch hub. I hope it is not confusing, cause I'm a bit confused myself.

I need help on whether this setup will work, I want the server computer to see all computers and will be able to access them. I am also confused about the DNS server address, what should I address to each router?

In case you were wondering why didn't I get a fat pipe and connect all the computers to it instead I took 3 pipes and grouped the computers into 3 routers. Hmmm... well, I guess it looks fun to do it. I would like to here from you guys/gals before I even start this project.

I am open for questions, suggestions and even criticisms. Thanks in advance guys, I am look... Read more

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I currently have a Netgear wired router which connects 2 computers to my DSL modem. I recently received a free wireless router which has a WAN port and 4 regular ports. Can I daisy-chain the 2 routers together so the wireless router acts more like a wireless access point than a router, i.e. disable the routing/firewall functions? Can I just plug in a regular Cat5 cable into the WAN port? What do I need to do if this is possible? Basically, I'd love to have wireless access on my network and this router was free after all, so I wanted to know if there was a way to use it.
 

A:Connecting 2 routers question..

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At my next lan i want to have atleast 5 ports open for ppl to use. I have a Linksys 4 port router. And that works, but i will like more ppl to be able to connect. Is it possible to connect another router into the mix, with a patch cable between the upload port of the 2nd router and one of the 4 ports on router one? Or can i use a switch instead. Sorry im kinda confused, heres a visulisation of waht im thinking. It took 2 minuents to make in paint, bare with me.
YELLOW is the patch cable and the barley legible I is the upload port on the router, the one you ussualy connect the cat5 cable from your modem to.
 

A:Bridging or connecting 2 routers.

Yes, you can use another router, but a switch or a hub is the correct way to do it.

Using the uplink port on the second router is a bad idea.
 

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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum, but I decided to join as not only did I like the content on the forum but the members seem friendly enough. I know my question has been posted many times so forgive me and feel free to ignore this post if you deem it to be a chore.

Anyways I previously had a Netgear DG834G v3, after changing my ISP I now also have a D-Link 2740R, which was given to me free by them. I?m currently using the latter (D-Link) as it provides better coverage, however this is the problem I am having : My brothers PS3, which is located on the third floor has a poor wireless connection so I want to connect it via a lan connection through Router2 , so I wish set up the following connection:

ADSL

{Wan}Router1{lan}--------- Computer1 (1st Floor)
{wireless}
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Computer2 (1st Floor)
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Computer3 (2nd Floor)
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Iphone (Raoming)
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Ipod (Roaming)


Router2 {lan}--------- PS3 (3rd Floor)

I've trolled through the web for answers, this is how i stumbled upon this site. Tried pretty much all that I could, I set Router2 as a "repeater with wireless client association" and disabled the DHCP, as well as enter the MAC address of Router1, but nothing. One problem I did e... Read more

A:Connecting Routers, argh!

ADSL

{Wan}Router1{lan}--------- Computer1 (1st Floor)
{wireless}
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Computer2 (1st Floor)
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Computer3 (2nd Floor)
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Iphone (Raoming)
¶~~~~~~~~~~~ Ipod (Roaming)

Router2 {lan}--------- PS3 (3rd Floor)Click to expand...

1) limit range of router#1 DHCP range to say 10 addresses 192.168.0.2->0.10
2) set ip address on router#2 to 192.168.0.20
3) set that routers DCHP to create 192.168.0.21->0.31

both routers will be on the same subnet (mask 255.255.255.0)
so all systems will be able to share

suggest Different SSIDs (xxx1 and xxx2) and Channels for each {one at low end, other at high end}
 

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Hi
I've got tw wireless routers, a D-Link DI-524 and a Netgear. I wanted to cascade the two routers. For this i kept the modem connectd the modem to the D-Link and connected a networkport of the D-Link to the WAN port of the Netgear.

Now, PCs connected to both routers can access the internet. Problem is, the PCs connected to the Netgear one can access the setup pages of both the routers, but the PCs connected to the D-Link one can only access the D-Link setup page. Pinging the other router doesn't get an answer. Why is this happening?

Thanks
 

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So here is the issue. My parents both work from home and their office which is based on the other side of the country pays for a business class cable internet connection which we are allowed to use for personal usage in addition to their work use. They have also supplied a Linksys WRT54G router which they have disabled the wireless settings on and I can not get any password information to log in to view settings on that router.

The issue is that we have enough computers and an xbox which we would like to connect, that we need additional ports beyond the 4 given on the router. I have followed advice in the past from a Linksys website which I used to attempt to connect a second router (same model) which could enable a wireless broadcast as well as utilizing the additional 4 ports for hardwiring. The connection type they called it was cascading the routers. This has worked on and off for quite some time, however it seems to not be a permanent solution. The second router works for awhile after setting up the wireless and security settings and then just stops communicating the signals.

An example would be today: I reset the second router to factory settings, then went through the cascading instructions which mentioned to connect the router to a computer, log into the router's ip settings, change the ip of the router, then connect the first working router (which is connected to the cable modem) from one of the ports to the internet port on the second router, and restart my ... Read more

A:Issues connecting two routers.. HELP!!!

They have also supplied a Linksys WRT54G router which they have disabled the wireless settings on and I can not get any password information to log in to view settings on that router.Click to expand...

Sounds like the company is concerned that wireless may not be sufficiently secure. Thus, if you value your parents having employment you will stick with ethernet or pay for your own internet service on which you can use wireless.

We will not help with circumventing company restrictions.
 

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Hi, i need a solution for this problem:

I have two networks. Each with different Broadband ISP connection(DSL). And I need them to interconnect with each other.

ISP A->Modem A->Router A->Switch A->Client PCs

ISP B->Modem B->Router B->Switch B->Client PCs

Router A is configured as a DHCP server

what router configuration should i choose for router B?

what IP addresses should i use for the entire network and where to set it?

If needed which divices should i connect my cables with to ensure the two networks would meet.

Im using DLink 4 port Ethernet Broadband Routers and DLink 24 port Switches.

Thank you in advance for those who can help.
 

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Hello!

Bear with me here... I am a rookie in the networking business but I read through many threads and helpful "manuals"; however I have a bit of a specific question which I could not find anywhere...

After setting up my old US Robotics USR5463 router as an access point (DHCP off, static IP, used WSD) to be able to extend the wireless network (main router D Link Dir 655) I came across a problem of connecting another device to the "access point". My question is: Is it possible to connect via cable a device to the router number two after convrting it to an access point?

I hope the question is understandable...
Any and all help appreciated,
Regards,
Vlada
 

A:After connecting two wireless routers..

I assume you are attempting something like this

Code:
modem==router#1-----cable-connected---A/P - - - wifi users
The wire from router#1 should be connected to any LAN port on the A/P, leaving its WAN port empty
 

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Ok so the home desktop computer has a router connected to it. There's an ethernet cable going from the internet company's modem to the router and from the router into the desktop. What I want to do is to connect another router to the computer so that I have my own connection with my own laptop. How do I go by doing this?
 

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I have 2 wireless routers. One is connected to a DSL connection and the other is standalone. I wanted to some how bridge them wirelessly if possible. So all the computers can access the net.

Any help, links or tips would be much appreciated.
 

A:Connecting 2 routers wirelessly

Make/model of the routers is the first step. Some routers will run in bridge mode, many won't.
 

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Hi, First of all i dont know if this is illegal or not, but i dont see why it would be.

Ok, One of my best friends also happens to be my next door neighboor. Each of our houses have their own Router and ISP. Also each house has more than 1 computer.

We were wondering how to bridge the 2 networks together without having one of the PCs on all the time (eg: the XP bridging software).

I am not talking about ISP sharing or stuff like that... We just want the computers from House (A) to be able to connect to the computers in House (B), So the can share files, and maybe if posible a big LAN for video games.

I figure we need some kind of switch/hub thing, but i have no idea what and how to set it up.

Thanx.
 

A:Connecting 2 different networks, 2 Routers, 2 ISP...

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Hi I have a wireless router in the basement - router A. I am trying to connect another router - B to router A with a network cable. Router A has all the computers connected to it through a wire. Router 2 has 1 computer connected (wirelessly). The IP if router A is 192.168.1.1 when I make the IP of router B to 192.168.1.2 I do not get internet access on router B. I made an ip of 192.168.2.1 and was able to get the internet. But computers that connected to router B could not see printers or other computers on the network.

What are the settings that need to be done on the router B, to be able to connect to router A through a wire, and provide internet access to computers that connect to it wirelessly? Router A is a verizon Fios router.

A:Connecting 2 routers with a cable

This is really a situation where a hub would help drastically.
Have you disabled dhcp server?
It'll just get in the way of what you are trying to do.

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I have an ActionTek DSL modem/router with DHCP and wireless enabled
This box supports my wireless lan connections to the internet via one of my static IP addresses.

I also have a Linksys router with DHCP enabled.
This box supports my wired lan connections to the internet via another one of my static IP addresses.

I would like to be able to share files between all of my lan computers.

Do I need to configure them as separate lans?
e.g. one being 192.168.0.x and the other as 192.168.1.x ? Then what do I do to connect the 2? Configure static routes between the 2 via their external IP addresses?

Or

Can I have them both on the same network and the DHCP's give out separate banks of internal IP addresses? How do I connect the two? A hub?
 

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I am attemtping to remote access a PC behind two routers, it is in an office building, the building manager gives a small router to connect to internet from within individual offices.

I can RDC the PC when it is not in the office, that part is set up correctly.
I have even tried to use no-ip updater, it gives me the IP address of the main modem.

The Main modem is a comcast modem at 98.208.xxx.xxx

Then it goes to a router Default gateway 10.1.xx.xx and assigns the router in the office 10.1.xx.xx which then assigns the PCs in the office 192.168.xx.xxx

I can not access the gateway, I can only access the router within the office which I have set the ports etc.

While connected to the network within the office I can connect Remote Desk Connection to the PC with no problems. On the same network it works fine.

I am trying to avoid using something like logmein or some other software I will have to load.
I have not tried VNC, I would prefer to use RDC.

Is there some syntax I can use to connect , example 98.208.xxx.xxx/10.1.xx.xx

If anyone has any suggestions I would apperciate it.

Thank You

Edit- forgot to mention I can connect to PC in office using Remote Assistance.

A:Problem connecting RDC behind two routers.

The remote desktop port (3389) would have to be forwarded at both the gateway and the router behind it in order to get to your PC behind them.

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Hello,

I am trying to set up a network in my house that has so far proven itself very complicated. I'll start with the basic set up. I have 3 linksys routers and am trying to link all three to the internet. I have a wireless router hooked up to an DSL connection for starters. From here an Ethernet cable runs up to the second floor in the house to another wireless linksys router. Also, the linksys router on the first floor is connected to another wired linksys router in another room. I know the internet works because I am able to connect straight from my computer to the modem. I can also view all three of the routers' settings on my computer when I am linked into the wired router. The wireless routers also send out a signal, but others cannot get on the internet and nor can I when I'm wired in. If someone could help me with this, that would be great, I have 20 guys complaining about not being able to get online.

Thanks,
Dave
 

A:Connecting 3 Linksys routers

If they are all routers, I believe they all act like DHCP servers as well. And if all of the Linksys routers still have the same default settings, they're all trying to hand out the same IP addresses. You need to turn DHCP off on all of them except for the one that is directly connected to the DSL modem. I would also assign static IP addresses to the other two routers, and exclude those IP addresses from the DHCP pool that the main router is handing out.

You also need to make sure the DSL modem is in bridged mode and set the main Linksys router that is connected to the DSL to probably PPOE and enter in your login and password there.
 

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I set up a D-link as a gateway to connect to the Internet, and a Linksys (BEFW11S4) as a second router connected to the D-Link. I configured the Linksys which is connected directly to a 2nd pc before plugging in the cable to connect to the D-Link. I have no problem with surfing the Internet via the 2nd pc or my labtop wirelessly. However I can no longer access the configuration web page. The D-link has a default IP address of 192.168.0.1 while the Linksys' is 192.168.1.1. I have disabled DNS on the Linksys. Could the IP address of the Linksys have been changed by the D-Link dynamically? How do I assign a static IP address to it? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Connecting 2 routers, 2nd router cannot be seen

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 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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I searched the forum, but I'm kind of an idiot, so I'm not sure if something similar enough to this has already been answered, so my apologies if this is a duplicate thread.

What I'd like to do, to me, is pretty simple in theory:
There's a router for the house, and a router in my room. The router through the house currently provides internet access, but only for one device in my room (since I only have one Cat5 cable connector in my room) but I have several devices I'd like to have internet access. I'd like to connect my PC, PS3, and TV all to one router in my room, and connect that router (through the wall) to the router in the other room that provides internet for the entire house. Is that possible and how much of a hassle will it be?

The main router is a Linksys WRT54G and the secondary is (as of now) a Netgear RP614v2, but I may be purchasing a new one since I can't seem to find the power adapter (or a universal in 7.5v)

Here's a cheap image I drew of what I'd like to do, in case my explanation doesn't make sense.


Also, would it need to be a router if I'm not directly connecting the secondary router to the internet? Would a switch still carry an internet 'signal' (excuse my lack of proper terminology) or would the connection coming out of the wall and into the secondary router, since all it would do is carry internet, need to be plugged into the ethernet connection in a router?
 

A:Connecting two routers in different rooms

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Can someone give me some advice on how to set up a basic network using two 2600 routers and a 2900 Cisco switch ? Not as far as commands but do I need to use NAT ? I have Comcast as my ISP. Please help me !
 

A:Setting up a basic home network with 2 Cisco 2600 Routers and switch

we always need nat.

Most of the time the connections look like
Code:

modem----router --- other devices and/or switchs --- still more devices
There are a FEW cases where the modem needs to be set to BRIDGE mode, but
don't go there unless it all fails.

Keep it simple to start with [ modem---router---one system]

see this for testing your ISP connection
 

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I have tried to read up on the subject of connecting 2 routers and reconfiguring of IP address but am all confused. Help appreciated.

I have a broadband wired connection at home. The modem cum router is provided by the ISP. All I am tryig to do is try to set up a wireless connection so that I can take the laptop and work in the kitchen. I am in possession of a wireless router which according the the manufacturer is to be connected between the modem cum router and my computer. I believe my wireless router is called the secondary router, am I correct?

I have read up on Linksys instruction on how to "cascade" 2 routers and reconfiguring IP addresses here:

http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin...Xh0PWNhc2NhZGluZyByb3V0ZXI*&p_li=&p_topview=1

I have 2 questions:
1. Which of the 2 options provided by Linksys above should I follow"? The LAN-LAN or the Internet-LAN method. What is the difference, anyway?
2. From everywhere I read, it says that I am to reconfigure the IP address of the primary router (in my case, the ISP provided modem cum router). The problems lies in that my ISP will not give me access to change the IP (don't ask why!!). Can I get around this problem by changing the IP of my own wireless router (secondary router)?

Your help and patience appreicated. This is a very newby here who does not understand big technical terms very well. I can handle simple English for now! Thanks!
 

A:Connecting 2 routers & Changing IP address

Here's my recipe for connection of two routers, and no changes to the primary router's configuration are required.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

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 router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).
 

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I have a Linksys DSL router, and I want to get another DSL router/Access pont type device which will wirelessly connect with the first access point and provide wired connecitons to another location in my home which it is not feasable to run a wrie too.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this?

Thanks.

Chris
 

A:Connecting - 2 - DSL Routers to one Internet Account

You want a wireless ethernet bridge.
Since you're Linksys then something like a WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge, as at http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...826519&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper.
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 http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...825363&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper.
 

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I am trying to connect two routers to simulate different networks for testing purposes. For the sake of simplicity, one of them has a network address of 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 and the other 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0. First of all, do I need a patch or cross-over cable? I tried connecting them both ways but could not even ping the other router. Do I need to set up routes in both routers configuration? Does it make any difference what routing protocol I choose?

If there are any resources on the net that provide a crash course in these topics, please point me in that direction.
 

A:Connecting routers with different network addresses

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Please help, I am trying to connect wireless routers wirelesly to connect my desktop upstairs.
Thanks
 

A:Connecting 2 wireless Routers wirelessly

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Hello everyone,

I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. I have a Wireless Router (WRT54Gv2 - Secondary Router) and then I have a Wired Router (RP614v2 - Primary Router). I want to connect the wireless router upto the wired router so that the wireless connections will have internet access as well as being able to share files between each other. I have tried different things such as having a ethernet cable go from internet port on the Wireless to one port on the wired router, and no luck from what I could see, tho it did at on time assign it a IP Address. The Wired Router senses what port needs to be a Uplink port and automatically configures it, so It is not the case of making sure that I plugged it into a Uplink Port.

I also tried turning off the DHCP server on the wireless then I was unable to access anything including the wireless admin page. :-( I tried something with the static route page and may have came close because it asks about default gateway, ip address and so forth.... Any help is very much apperciated!

Thanks in advanced for your help!

~ Kei
 

A:Connecting Two Routers Together (One Wireless And One Wired)

You should plug the LAN port of your wireless router to an ethernet port on your wired router.

If your wired router doesn't have a built in hub or switch then Plug the LAN ports of both the wired and wireless routers into a common hub/switch.
 

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My kids are connecting to the neighbor's routers. Can I configure my home computers to exclude other routers? I mean REALLY exclude other routers. I am currently planning on replacing the wireless capabilities with a hard wired configuration, but in the mean time I need to restrict websites and I'd lie to do it without editing the hosts file-or maybe I should just go ahead and do it? Thanks!
 

A:Kids connecting to neighbor's routers!!!

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I've bought a Epson XP235 printer to use in conjunction with my phone and tablet. Set up fine until trying to connect to my router. My router had no WPS button so can't use that method. Any ideas as I don't have a computer or laptop to use USB cable etc.

A:Printers connecting to wireless routers

I'm not sure whether you can connect directly to your printer via the method explained in this YouTube video. It uses an Epsomn printer but not your model to connect up to four android devices directly to the printer using an Epson app.
click here is a link to the Epson ilink app
click here
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I have a DLINK dir-655 and a netgear wireless router both have 4 wired ports and 1 WAN port and wifi capability. The DLINK is the primary router that connects out to the internet through a cable modem. It is on the 192.169.1.X network with wifi turned on. What I want to do is connect the netgear router to the DLINK router and use the wifi on both the netgear and dlink. The end result is I want to have 2 secure wifi networks with the same IP/subnet range. Ideas? Suggestions? Thanks!
 

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I have a network right now of 2 computers and 2 Xbox's using a Dlink DI604 router. I have a spare linksys BEFSR41 that I cannot use due to compatibility issues with friends on Xbox Live. Anyways, I would like to addone or two computers to the network but I will need extra ports and since I have the Linksys I was wondering, is it possible to hook the Linksys up to the Dlink? I know that Linksys has a special Uplink port for this but I don't want to lose my ability to play Xbox with friends if I have the Linksys be the first router and then DLink second.

Here's how I plan on it being:
 

A:Connecting Linksys and Dlink routers

If you use the second router as a switch it will be transparent. Prepare it as follows:

Disable the DHCP server.

Change the router's IP address to be outside of the range of the other router's DHCP address pool, but in the same subnet.

Use only the LAN ports on the router, leave the WAN port open.
 

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So I have several computers behinds a Linksys router. I would like to access each computer through the outside by adding another name as a network prefix. Let's say each computer would be designated as Mouse, Cat, and Dog.

Take SSH for example. I would want to SSH into one computer using port 22 by means of ssh [email protected] and the other by ssh [email protected]. I know I could just use different ports for ssh and have them be forwarded to the different computers with the router and achieve the same effect, but I was wondering how I would do it this other way.

How would this setup work? Does it use a DNS server?

I know I can access different machines on my school this way, but I was curious on how this is actually implemented and if I could do it on my home network. You don't have to give me specific details, just a general direction into what I can research.

Thanks so much.
 

A:Connecting to multiple computers behind routers from the outside

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1 modem
1 Belkin N600 router
1 Linksys E1200 router running DD-WRT

Currently, Belkin router is connected to modem. Belkin's ip is 192.168.2.1
Linksys router's IP is 192.168.1.1 and its WAN port is connected to Belkin's LAN port.. internet is working fine however my PC can only access the GUi of the Belkin router since it is conected to the LAN port of the Belkin Router. I also want my PC to access the Linksys GUI without having to plug my PC's cable to the linksys..

How do i go about doing this?

Thanks a lot
 

A:Solved: 1 modem and 2 routers conedtion access both routers GUI

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I have two routers connected at home.

A linksys BEFSX41 is connected to the cable modem and to two PC's via the rj45 cables.
The Linksys ise setup with DHCP enabled.
Router Address 192.168.1.1
DHCP range 100 .. 150

The second router is a netgear WGR614 v3 with 4 rj45 ports a WAN port and wireless WAP.
This Router has the DHCP disabled
Router address is 192.168.1.10

The two routers are connected via a standard ethernet cable.

On PC is connected to the WGR614 via the ethernet cable.
Its default gateway and dns are 192.168.1.10 (router its plugged into)

The PC can access the Internet... but can not ping other local devices on the other router....

How do I get the various PC's on the different routers to recognize each others.

For example:
PC 1 - ip address 192.168.1.101 is on the Linksys router and can access the internet.
PC 2 - ip address 192.168.1.103 is on the netgear router and can access the internet.
Neither PC can ping the other PC.
 

A:Connecting two routers. Not recognizing ports on each router

the easy way to do this will be to setup your machines with static ip adress and on the tcp/ip properties click on advanced on the Ip settings tab add the Ip adress of the machine you want to share files with and the subnet mask
 

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I want to expand my wireless connectivity at home, so that my upstairs of the house and the living room downstairs have a good connectivity to the internet.
So, my cable modem comes with the wireless N router build in. (Motorola SBG6580)

Lets, call the cablemodem/router as R1, with IP address of 192.168.7.1
My second router which is a cisco/linksysWRT160N as R2 with ip 192.168.2.1


Both are wireless/wired router.


When I connect via R1, I can browse the internet and go out of the world.
When I connect via R2 I can browse the internet and go out of the world.


I have my printer connected to a print server with and IP 192.168.2.160
When I connect to R2, I am able to print to the printer.
When I am connected to R1, I am not able to print to the printer nor ping R2.


Similarly, if I am on R2, I can ping R1 IP address BUT if I am on R1, I CANNOT PING R2 IP address.

If I cannot use the printer for R1, that defeats my purpose of having another router, since it cannot communicate from one router to another router. It looks to me like a one way traffic.

R1 ----XXX ----> R3
R3 --------------> R1 ---------------->R3.

How do I get both router to talk to each other so no matter which router I connect to, I can communicate with each other.

Please help!!!!!!!
 

A:Connecting two routers at home. Printer not working

Try assigning 192.168.2.2 to R2 and 192.168.2.1 to R1.
 

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It seems there are a lot of posts about networking with routers, but I believe from looking at the other posts that this has not already been answered, so here it is:

So, basically I want to know if I can take two wireless routers (each having its own internet) and connect them to each other wirelessly to link the networks of computers that are connected to each individual router for file sharing, etc.

I have two Verizon FiOS routers ( Model #: MI424WR ), each one individually goes to its own Verizon FiOS connection, meaning that in my house there are two separate Verizon FiOS subscriptions to two different people with their own little Verizon box thing hooked up attached to the side of the house. One is connected by a WAN Ethernet line, and the other one connects by a WAN COAX line, I don't really know the difference or why the Verizon guys that installed them each set it up that way, but it seems like perhaps useful information (and I'm just sort of curious). I'm also using Windows 7 64-bit.

I could connect the two routers with a wired connection if I have to, because they're not far from each other, but I would prefer to have them connect to each other with their wireless functions. I'm not sure if what I'm talking about is even possible (if not then it would be great if someone could tell me what I have to do to establish a wired connection that would link the networks) or if this is just a dumb question. I've tried looking around in ... Read more

A:Connecting 2 wireless routers to each other (linking their networks)

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Hi All,

We have 2 offices that are about 500 metres apart (Not in line of site) and have a telephone line (that goes directly from Office A to Office B). Could I connect a router on each end with this telephone line, and so give it access to a network in Office A?

I'm hoping someone can point out to me, wether this is feasible.
If so, I have a couple of 3com 812 routers available, or would I need more specific routers?

Many Thanks,
Ralf
 

A:Connecting 2 routers directly by telephone cable

Why not create a VPN connection thur the internet. Besides, how could you protect the integrity of the telephone line spread out over 500 meters?
 

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Hi I would like some advice on how to connect 2 routers that both have an ADSL connection.
When attempting this the Belkin router will lose the ADSL connection after a random amount of time.

Setup :

Sky Broadband - Netgear DG834GT - 192.168.0.1
BT Broadband - Belkin Play Max - 192.168.0.100

The Sky network has 1 PC (192.168.0.105) and 3 Comtrend Powerline adapters (192.168.0.120/121/122) with 2 Sky boxes connected to it via Cat5, as well as a Cat5 cable into the Belkin router.
Wireless and DHCP are disabled on this router, connected devices use static IP's.

The BT network has 1 Xbox and 1 Netgear Stora (NAS) directly connected via Cat5, with 1 Xbox, 1 Wii, 3 laptops, 1 iPod, 1iPhone and 1 Android phone connected wirelessly.
Wireless and DHCP are active on this router, DHCP pool is 192.168.0.110-119.

As mentioned, in this configuration the Belkin will lose its internet connection after a random amount of time. I tested by removing the cat5 cable between the 2 routers and the Belkin stayed up for >2 days, when I reconnected it, the connection went down a couple of hours later.

I'm assuming having 2 routers connected both with active ADSL connections is causing some sort of conflict, is there anything I can do to resolve this ?
 

A:Connecting Two Routers With Separate ADSL Connections

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I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the dmz. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the network. I can access the one in the network to the dmz without a problem, but I cannot access the one in the dmz to the network. The ip addresses in the network are different than the ip address in the dmz. I fowarded the ports but the dmz box still gets blocked. I tried to do it by VPN after setting the router to accept VPN. The connection still gets blocked. I set all the firewall settings.

I'm not sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

A:Windows Server 2012 R2 connecting 1 domain to another through 2 routers

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Hola amigos,
I have a home setup with a wired router connected to my main desktop (windows xp sp3), and also have a second physical landline in my office with another wireless router connected to it. My work provide this, even though it's not really necessary. Both connect to a 1meg internet service. I can put an smc dongle in my desktop and connect no problem to the office wifi router, this at the same time as the wired router being connected. Looking at the firewall log, the outbound and inbound traffic then you see both IPs 192.168.1.10 for my desktop and 192.168.1.30 through the office router being used by the machine. There is however, no real change in the maximum bandwidth. I downloaded a large workfile and it maxed out at the same 104/105 kbps

My question is can i configure this set-up to utilise the full 2 megs available to me through the one machine? With my office line getting very little use, and my area only having modest 1meg max speed, it seems a shame not to take this option if it was available. Many thanks if you can help
 

A:Connecting to my wireless and cable routers at the same time (pos double bandwidth?)

This has been desired by many people, but it does not work
Why? It is a routing problem. Your current routing is shown bynetstat -r​
To do what you want, you would need Asynchronous Transfer Mode where each packet can
be individually routed (and that takes special hardware and software)

As is, EVERYTHING gets routed to your Default Gateway on the interface where the connection was created.
If the connection goes to IF#1, then all traffic will go/come on that IF.
 

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I am having all sorts of problems with the set up and performance of two Airport Extremes at a client house. One Airport Express (AE) is connected in the basement directly to a cablevision modem. The second airport extreme is connected in the Office to an ethernet Jack in the wall. On two different occasions I have felt like they were set up correctly, but somehow the wireless is still intermittent. Sometimes I cannot connect to the wireless and other times the network just goes down. I am creating a network with the AE Basement and designating a SSID and no encryption. I am duplicating this for the 5GHZ Band as well. THen I am setting the AE- Office using a bridge connection and the same SSID and no encryption like the AE-Basement.. I have read alot about how to do this set up, but either I am not doing something right or the AE Devices are faulty. I would greatly appreciate any help or tips on how to get this set up to work. Thanks
 

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Hello,

I just recently bought a TPLINK TD W8950ND wireless N router. I have connected it to the internet and it works fine but the Ethernet speeds are reduced compared to my Netgear DG834GU. The wireless speeds on the wireless N router are indeed faster and the range is better, even though sometimes it loses wireless connection and doesn't connect until it is restarted.

To solve this problem I decided to try make the Netgear my primary router and connect the PC to that via Ethernet for its superior speeds, then connect that routers LAN to the tplinks wan port to share the internet connection wirelessly for its superior wireless capability. The problem is the internet connection is not being shared. I do no know much about networking but I set the routers to different static addresses within the subnet and turned off DCHP on the tplink router.

ANY help or different solutions would be welcome.

P.S. I find it odd that the TP link has slower Ethernet speeds being a newer modem router then the netgear, maybe its a configuration issue? because the line speed reads pretty high but the actual speed is no where near
 

A:Connecting two routers to share internet connection (wired to wireless)

I find it odd that the TP link has slower Ethernet speedsClick to expand...

My suspicion is a defective router.

When you daisy-chain routers the way you describe the Dhcp server of the second one must be enabled and almost always the routers need to be using different LAN subnets. Since you did not state any desire to protect the wireless devices from the ethernet connected ones I suggest putting everything on one LAN ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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 woul... Read more

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Will it work if i connect a router to a switch to another switch to a computer?

Eg:
Router ---> Switch ---->Switch---->Computer
------------------------- |_____>Computer 2
 

A:Connecting a Switch to a Switch

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I bought a new managed switch (ZyXel gs1910-24), and can' get windows 7 machines to connect to it. XP Machines seem to connect OK, and the switch gives it an ip address and allows the computer to access the web interface. But when I connect on machines with Windows 7, it doesn't seem to allocate an ip address (according to ipconfig), although the connection light on the switch is solid.

I'm kinda new to managed switches - in the past I've just used routers and dumb switches. Is there some quirk I should be aware of?
 

A:Connecting to managed switch on win 7

You're explanation of what is going on with your situation is very confusing.

I don't know how the switch is assigning IP addresses to your XP machines as it does not have a DHCP server built in.

Why are you using a smart switch anyways?
 

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Hello,
Currently I have two computers connected with a Cat6 crossover cable, both have 10/100/1000 cards so I am utilizing the gigabye capability. If I expand the network to 5 computers, I believe I need a switch. I'm looking at the D-link DGS-1008D, an 8 port 10/100/1000 gigabyte switch. I think that by using this switch, with Cat6 and 10/100/1000 cards, I will still be networked at gigbyte speed. If this is wrong, please correct me.
Now, if I add broadband internet thru a cable modem, I believe I need a router. So I will have the cable modem, connected to a router, which is connected to the switch. All PCs are then connected to the switch. If this is wrong, please correct.
I can only find one router (less than $2000) that has a built in gigabyte switch. It's by D-link, but it is optimized for gaming and it has alot more complexity than I really want to add (DGL-4100). So if I go with a different router that only has 10/100 capability, will the computers still transmit at gigabyte speed when doing only file sharing between the computers? I realize that once the packet hits the router, we are down to 10/100, but if I don't want the packet to go to the internet, just another computer on my network, will it just get to the switch and be passed off to the correct computer without hitting the router? If it does, then I should be transmitting at gigabyte speed between my computers, right?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Connecting a router and a switch

Sounds perfectly correct to me
 

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I recently moved my small business to a new building. I had a network with NT Server, but I'm not planning on updating; I don't even want a network anymore since I have only 2 computers (both XP Professional).

Is it possible for Computer #1 to act as the server and store all files that Computer #2 can access? I still have a Dell switch (Dell Power Connect 2216) that I want to connect all my devices to:
internet
2 pcs
2 copy machines

I've hooked up all end devices mentioned above to the swich and I can connect to the internet; however, I cannot print to either copier (just goes to the print queue and eventually gives an error that it can't print). I will be calling Canon on Monday for help, but I'm wondering if I need to make changes through Control Panel and undo the old network settings? I don't have a clue what to do.
 

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I have a wireless router, but I have a ethernet cord running up the wall to my room from it for xbox and my desktop. What can I use to split that cord so I can plug both units in for internet connection, and what will it do to my connection speeds? can I use a hub, switch, or regular router?
 

A:connecting a hub/switch to a router?

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Hello, ive been trying to connect a third pc to the internet via a switch. The first two no problems, but the third pc gives a limited or no connectivity warning (the cable im using works fine on other pcs, so thats fine). So its s etting of some sort that isnt set right. Any clues or ideas would be greatly appreciated. thx
 

A:Having trouble connecting 3rd PC through switch

Well if you go to start > run and type cmd then at the prompt, type ipconfig and if it says IP address 169 blah..... you need an address, If you using a switch, you will probably need a static address, If its a router just type ipconfig /renew.
 

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Hi,

New poster here, and I did my searches become making this thread!

My boss wants to buy 10 IP cameras that are PoE, and connected to a NUUO NVRmini. I am confused about everything I will need.

As far as cameras go, it looks like they will be either Axis, Arecont, or Acti. I have learned that I'll need something called a PoE switch to power these cameras, and I've become confused as to how the actual setup goes.

So, lets start from the top. I've got a T3 line hooked up to a router which has an iMac connected to it (one Ethernet port). I'll have the 10 cameras going into a PoE switch, and from there, how will this be connected to my network and NVRmini? I'm new to the concept of switches.

As far as I can tell, it seems like the 10 cameras go into the PoE switch, and then I have an Ethernet cable going from one of the empty ports into my NVR, which is then plugged into the router.... is this right?

Sorry if I'm a real amateur, I usually have a better grasp of these issues, but this is over my head cause I can't find out how to do this.
 

A:Connecting IP cameras, PoE switch, and NVR

So you want your PoE switch to be connected to the router. From there you can plug all your devices into this switch. Now there is a catch here about PoE switches. Not all PoE switches are created equal. You have to check to see that your total power load (sum of all the PoE devices you want to plug into the switch--in this case the IP cameras) can be accommodated by the particular switch you select. You also have to ensure the switch has enough PoE ports as not all PoE switches support PoE on all its ports. Finally, you need to make sure the load of each of these IP cameras doesn't exceed the power capability of the switch to deliver that power on a single port. Per spec (IEEE 802.3af I think), the maximum power supported by PoE on a single connection is just over 15W. But again, not all switches will support a full power draw of 15W on a single port.
 

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Hi,

I have a small office network which runs on our 4-port ADSL modem/router (Alcatel SpeedTouch Pro). Our router runs a static IP service provided by our ISP.

Recently we added a couple more computers (all computers run Windows XP) and I need to know how to connect the router to the switch (D-Link 8 port switch DES-1008D)

I use the blue networking cables. It was all working OK after the install guy left but now its gone temperamental and it only works if I plug the computers directly into the router.

Perhaps there is a problem with the switch or is there something he didn't connect or configure properly? We need to be able to access the internet on all computers and also share files and printers between them.

Thanks for any advice
 

A:Connecting a router to a switch

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I am trying to setup a home network using the Linksys Wireless WRT54G router and (2) BEFSR41 4-port routers with switch.

I am trying to connect the 2 switches to the wireless router using a crossover cable. There are no uplink ports on any of the devices, so I have the crossover cable going from one of the LAN ports on the switch to a LAN port on the wireless router. I have a link light indicating that this connection is good.

I have disabled DHCP on the wireless router and assigned two laptops static IP addresses. These laptops are able to make it to the wireless router's config page with no problems.

When I plug a desktop into one of the switches (that in turn is connected to the wireless router) I am able to make it to the BEFSR41's config page and change whatever I want. I have disabled DHCP and NAT on the BEFSR41 (which I think essentially turns it into a smart hub or a switch). However, I am unable to make it to the config page of the wireless router.

Here's the info:

WRT54G Wireless Router
IP: 192.168.13.10
Subnet: 255.255.255.248
Now, do I need to assign the 2 switches an IP address and use the same subnet as the router?

On each of the PCs (wired to the switches) what do I use as the default gateway? The IP address of the switch or the wireless.
 

A:Help w/ connecting switch to router

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I combed the pages of the forum and tried many different alternatives to solve this problem but I am still not able to get internet access through my network switch. Where I want to have the switch, I have a TV (with LAN port), PS3, a network capable hard drive, and a iMac. I want to be able to connect the switch to the ethernet jack on the wall and then connect the components to the switch. So here is a map of what I want to do:

Actiontech Router (FIOS standard) ---> LAN port on the wall ----->D-Link DGS-1005G switch---->PS3,hard drive, iMac, TV.

When I try this setup, everything looks fine, but I do not have internet access. When I connect directly to the wall jack, I always get internet connection. I have tried two different switches, but still no avail.

I have tried assigning static IPs to each of the systems, but have had no luck in getting them to connect. The LAN jack is wired directly into the actiontech router. The range on the router is 192.168.1.10-192.168.1.256 (192.168.1.2 is a dd-wrt range extender).

I would appreciate any help with this, because I am reaching wits end trying to figure this out and having no success.
 

A:Troubles Connecting to internet with Switch.

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hi everyone
i had this issue form more than 6 years i had replaced both router and switch but still cannot get the right ip for all device by wifi. when removing the switch everything goes to normal i mean fixed. its realy strange because there is no configuration within the switch. i dont know if there is conflict between my router and the switch. i manage to fix this by using give each a static ip.
 

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Please see bottom post for update ~

A:connecting to two networks at once wireless and a switch

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums,

First off, make sure that you have this type of connection: Modem>Router>Switch>Wired Computers/Devices

Do I have to assign static IPs to all devices?
Yes you may, but you may leave DHCP or Auto IP on your computers and network devices that will need access to the Internet. You may assign Static IP to the ones that won't need the internet connection but will be part of your Homegroup or Workgroup to share and access network resources such as files, printer, etc. Assign a Static IP only on IP Address and Subnet Mask, the Gateway and DNS Servers will be left blank.

Do I have to create a new subnet mask so my PC can differentiate between the two networks?
There's no nees, they will all be on the same Subnet, easier to configure this way and they will all be in one network.

Do I have to set a new default gateway separate from the wireless router?
See the first answer. No need.

Do I require a DNS server?
Again, please see the first answer.

This is all you need and you'll be good to go.

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Hi,
Hopefully someone out there will be able to give me a few ideas, as unfortunately my boss has decided I'm in charge of the computers. It turns out I'm slightly less clueless than anyone else here.

Anyway, here's the background: We had a network installed (by a '70s LSD victim) consisting of an ASDL line, going to a Lucent Cell pipe, which then goes into a Trendnet TE100-S16plus 16-port 10/100M NWay Fast Ethernet Switch. This then feeds a number of computers running Windows 2000 Pro. As far as I'm aware there is no server.

We recently had a new phone system installed. It runs off an ISDN line. The phone box connects to the Trendnet and one of the computers has been used to run the phones' voicemail system. The day after this was installed several of the computers lost access to the internet. They still seem to communicate with the network.

After a bit of investigating I noticed that the two computers that were still fully functioning had their IP and Default Gateway and DNS settings set statically. The others were set to automatic. After copying the settings across (with the last digits of the IP address changed) I got the other two computers being used that day working.

However, one of these had a severe crash recently (I think due to too much rubbish being installed on it) and I formatted the drive. On reloading Windows and using the same settings it no longer sees the internet. Another computer that wasn't being used but now is als... Read more

A:Problem with not connecting to internet via LAN and switch

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The network card in my PC supports 1Gbit ethernet, my 2TB NAS also supports 1Gbit ethernet, however both of these are currently run through a 100Mbit cable modem/router thus reducing the connection speed. I was wondering if I purchased a 1Gbit switch and connected all my devices directly into that, then connected it into the cable modem, would the PC communicate with the NAS directly via the switch or would it go through the cable modem?

Hopefully my attachement might explain visually what I am trying to do.
 

A:Connecting a switch into a cable modem.

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Well, a while back, I posted about getting a Network Peripherals KeyStone24MG, and now I have a 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect via console. Now what do I do? I connect with hyperterminal on COM-1, and it only shows a white screen :/
 

A:Connecting to Network Switch via HyperTerminal

I've never worked with or heard of this switch company. You'll need to get the pinouts for the serial port on that switch to make sure it's not a custom type configuration. Some switches require a null modem cable. Some require a custom cable only available through the manufacturer or through building a custom cable (that's provided if you have the pinouts).
 

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Dear All,
I have a 24 Port Switch, the numbers of desktop pc's is 23 and Laptops are 10 in number.....i am thinking of connecting a wireless acess point with my switch and connect the laptops with that, am i on the right track ??? and will i be able to use internet on all my Laptops without any changes in configurations ???

thanks
farhan
 

A:Connecting Wirless Access Point with Switch

wireless access point or a wireless router?

If your connecting a wireless router then yes your right. If your connecting JUST a wireless access point (without routing) then you have to leave a port open for the router so 1 workstation would have to go wireless OR you would have to buy a 2nd switch and daisy chain them.

will i be able to use internet on all my Laptops without any changes in configurations ???Click to expand...

I would change all the laptops configurations in at least one way - 1) I would be enabling wireless security meaning you have to put some kind of key on each PC and 2) your going from using ethernet to wireless some laptops may not have wireless already so you may have to install cards if you know they all have wireless you have to make sure it all is enabled and functioning. In short I doubt setting 10 PC's up will be a simple 10 minute process.
 

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Hello, Is it possible use HPE 0x1x8 G3 KVM Console Switch (AF651A) only for connecting mouse and keyboard. Monitors would be connected directy to monitors?

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I'm having a problem connecting my Nashutec printer / photcopier to my computer. All was well until I changed to Talk Talk and went wireless for my internet connection.
Previously I connected to the internet via an adsl modem card in my pc but I took this card out and have a wireless connection to a Dlink wireless router. This works OK.
However to install the modem on the pc I had to use an ethernet cable to connect first time. I have only one ethernet plug in the pc connecting to the Intel Pro/100 connection. After the router was set up and I plugged the cable back in for the printer I couldn't connect to it. I get a message saying limited or no connectivity. When I click repair it says it can't because it can't find the IP address.
I'm running XP SP2 Pentium R 240GHz processor with 540MB ram
The autoconfig IP adress I get for the network connection is 169.254.168.233
The lights are on the Ethernet switch box and the cables seem to be OK as the lights flash at both ends.
has anybody got any suggestions as to how I can get my connection back?
Thanks
 

A:Problem connecting printer via ethernet switch

Which modem did you get?
Talk Talk's help page is here:
http://broadband.talktalk.co.uk/help/questions/TEC_01_26
 

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