| Once I change the subnet mask on the Linksys, is it just a matter of connecting the actiontec router into the Linksys and connect the Linksys to the LAN port on the PC? |
Before you do anything to the Linksys, connect to the Actiontec router's management interface and check the DHCP scope. Typically it will be something like:
DHCP Scope = 192.168.1.100 through to 192.168.1.199
You want to choose an IP address that is outside this scope (ie: not between 100 and 199) so as to avoid possible IP duplication. I would recommend you assign something like 192.168.1.10 to the Linksys.
Once you've changed the LAN IP of your router you need to connect it. You have two choices. You can connect it wirelessly in "Bridge mode" or with a network cable. My preference would be the network cable if at all possible. This is more reliable and easier to setup. You would simply plug a network cable from a LAN port on the actiontek to a LAN port on the Linksys.
If you're going to connect wireless, you have to use Bridge mode providing your Linksys has that setting.
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