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2 Routers on Home Network

Netgear Netgear / wpn824 / 108mbps / 802...
February 12, 2010 at 23:39:42
Specs: Linux x86_64
I recently upgraded my Qwest DSL service
and received a new modem/router (Actiontec Q1000). However, I
have a Netgear WPN842v2 wireless router
that I still wanted to use for a variety of
reasons including the ability to assign IP
addresses and an awesome wireless range. I
searched for a long time and finally figured it
out. Thought I'd post my findings. While
they're specific to my setup, I think the idea is
general enough that you should be able to
apply it to just about any two routers. Hope
they help someone else.

How I Setup 2 Routers on my home network

internet/qwest network
|Line In |
|Actiontec Q1000 DSL Modem/Router|
|LAN Port (, default) |
| Ethernet cable
|WAN Port (|
|Netgear WPN824v2 |
|LAN Port (|
| Ethernet cable
|PC's Ethernet Port (192.168.1.[2:19])|
|PC |

1. Reset Netgear WPN824v2 to default mode. Connect only your PC to one the Netgear's LAN Ports.
2. Open browser, type (default IP address of Netgear). Login with admin and password (default admin
3. Setup Netgear as shown below and hit apply. Router will reset and you will need to renegotiate your connection.
a. For windows, disable/re-enable your adapter (control panel->network connections. Select your adapter, right
click, disable. Wait, then right click, enable).
b. For ubuntu, left click on the network icon in the upper right corner and pick 'auto eth0' (replace eth0 with
whatever your connection is).
c. There's likely more than one way to do this, I'm sure a google search would quickly point you in the right
4. Disconnect you PC from your Netgreat router. Connect your PC to your Actiontec Q1000 (any LAN port will do).
5. Login. By default there appears to be no admin username or password.
6. Select Advanced Setup. In the right column under IP Addressing choose DHCP Settings.
7. For choice #1, Set the DHCP server state, choose disabled and then apply.
8. Give everything a minute or so to reset itself.
9. Now, you should be able to connect a LAN port from you Q1000 to the WAN or Internet port on your Netgear box.

Basic Settings
Internet IP Address
set internet ip to
subnet mask to
gateway to
Domain Name Server Address
Primary DNS
LAN IP Setup
IP Address
IP Subnet Mask to
RIP direction is None
RIP version is disabled
Use Router as DHCP Server
Starting IP Address
Ending IP Address

set lan ip to (default)
disable dhcp under Advanced Setup, DHCP Server State

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February 13, 2010 at 05:53:45
You're a little late son.

I put up a how-to guide here at CN quite some time back detailing how to add a second router and describing both the WAN to LAN connection and LAN to LAN.

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March 31, 2010 at 21:10:05
Can you point out where it your guide please?


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April 30, 2010 at 08:57:01
Frankly, I'm hoping by looking at both the posts I can get this to work. The ubuntu throws me, but will look more closely. Had no luck at all with this set up yesterday. But it's a new day.

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