Router into a switch into another router

Linksys Wrt330n wireless router
February 7, 2010 at 19:12:07
Specs: Windows Vista/XP/7
Hello all,

I recently re-wired all the phone jacks in the house to cat5e ports. I am using a D-Link 8 port switch from the Linksys router to connect up all the cables in the house. Everything there is working great...gigabit speed in every room now. What I am now trying to do is take one of the ports in one room and split it using an older D-Link DI-754 router to be able to use an older laptop wirelessly, at the same time NOT losing the port in the room. I have disabled DHCP, made sure the IP ranges are correct, also tried using a crossover cable...all I can see through the DI-754 router is the internet. I can unplug the router from the wall 'port' and go direct, gets internet and network fine. To clear this up a bit, I will state out my setup below.
Cable modem>Linksys WRT320N>Dlink DGS2208 switch>Dlink DI-754 ..........

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February 7, 2010 at 20:05:45
Is the default gateway on the DI-754 set to the WRT's IP??

Sounds like a routing issue...both networks are in the same subnet?? Post the IP address / subnet mask / default gateways for the routers.

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February 8, 2010 at 07:54:15
You were correct to use a crossover cable
Cable goes into DI-754 lan not wan port

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February 8, 2010 at 08:44:00
For more info click on my name above in this response and read my "how-to" guide on adding a second router. You'll want to use the LAN port to LAN port scenario as wanderer said above.

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February 8, 2010 at 16:02:21
Internet Connection
Connection Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
Internet IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
Router LAN settings
Router IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

DHCP Server
DHCP Server: Enabled
Start IP Address:
End IP Address:

AP Router settings...
IP Address
DHCP Disabled
LAN Subnet Mask:
Default gateway:
I have gone through MANY setup guides and resorted to this forum as a last resort.
Another option I have considered is this; The 'client' station I am upgrading to a wired connection has a wireless PCI card. Could I use ICS and bridge the two connections? I am not sure how to make my wireless PCI card transmit is not an issue, its an 802.11a card.
Recent update...just restarted the AP and computer again..everythings workin ok so far. Really odd

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