How do I set up 2 routers...

August 7, 2009 at 04:54:30
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 2GB
I want to set up 2 routers, the DSL-2640R and NETGEAR DG834GT, to broadcast as a WEP encryption and the other a WPA2.
I only have a very basic understanding of computers. I know how to access the IP's of both routers I just need a step by step guide as to setting them up. The DSL router is connected to my comp and is broadcasting a WPA2 and I’d like to keep it that way but it will not work with my Nintendo DS. Is there any way of making my NETGEAR router use the same phone line/DSL or whatever it is but broadcast as a WEP encryption? Sorry if I don’t seem to know what I'm on about and thanks for your time.

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August 7, 2009 at 08:01:14
A quick google of "nintendo ds wireless" yielded the following website:

Go there, read through it and most specifically, read the "Search for an access point" link at the bottom of the page. It will take you here:

But do read the first page first.

Nintendo DS does support WPA encryption so you must be doing some thing wrong in trying to connect to your wireless network.

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August 7, 2009 at 09:14:17
DSi's support WPA not lites!

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August 7, 2009 at 09:57:15
DSi's support WPA not lites!

Well, that's pretty important information then. I looked over your initial post and it said. "I’d like to keep it that way but it will not work with my Nintendo DS. which as you can see for yourself, didn't include that important little tidbit of info.

Regardless, I know nothing about nintendo DS's to begin with.

As to your initial question about setting up two routers, here's how to do it.

First, Check on your main router and ascertain what IP subnet you're using. It's most likely a Class C private (something like and then check the DHCP settings for your router and check what the scope is. By default, most SOHO router's use 100 to 199 ( to

Once you know that, you can choose an IP that's outside the DHCP scope. Using the same IP's as I did above, you would choose something like: This is going to be the IP you'll be using on the second router.

Now, get a crossover cable and connect the two devices from LAN port on the first router to a LAN port on the second router.

Someone's likely to point out you don't have to use a crossover cable. That's correct, you may not have to. So, if you don't have one, and can't afford one, try a regular network cable. If it works, fine. If not, then you will have to get a crossover. I always use crossovers when connecting like devices because it's better that way.

Having said that, I reiterate, you're going to go from LAN port to LAN port

On the second router, connect to it's management interface and give it that IP you picked out ( and also the same subnet mask as the other router. Your "Default Gateway" IP will be the IP of your first router.

You can also define a DHCP scope on the second router. Make sure that scope is outside the scope of the DHCP on your first router. Say, something like 50 to 60 ( to

Now, configure your WEP and test.

Keep in mind, WEP is easily cracked so I recommend when you're not actively gaming with your DS lite, power that second router off so you don't get hacked.

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August 7, 2009 at 10:04:24
Thank you very much, I will have to buy a crossover cable as I’ve already tried using a normal straight or whatever they’re called... Thank you for taking the time and I admit I could have been more precise with the detail of my question.

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