Apologies if this is a rather gormless question...
I have a BT Businesss 2wire 2700 HGV hub (modem/router) in one room upstairs, on its default settings as far as I can remember, and would like a decent wifi signal downstairs and some way away. The BT hub's wifi signal is too weak to work well with a wifi range booster (it has to go through some really thick walls), so I've run a long stretch of ethernet cable from one of the four LAN ports on the back of the BT hub to a Belkin F5D7231-4 high-speed mode wireless G router.
The Belkin has four LAN ports, and a fifth RJ45 port labelled 'Connection to modem'. In this case, that fifth port is connected to the ethernet cable from one of the BT hub's four LAN ports. This set-up seems to be working, despite the fact that the BT hub's IP address is 192.168.1.254 and the Belkin's is 192.168.2.1, and I've got a decent wifi signal to two laptops and a mobile phone, through which I have internet access.
What I'd really like to check is, is this the correct way to run such a set-up? I'd like this set-up to be reliable, and to do a reasonable job of load-sharing.
BTW, the wifi on the BT hub is turned off, as the machines which use it in that room are simply wired to it.
Many thanks, Jon.