Connect a wireless router to a wired router

September 22, 2010 at 13:17:10
Specs: Windows 7, i7/12GB
How do I connect a linksys/Cisco E3000 10/100/1000 wireless router to my wired linksys cable/dsl 10/100 router with an 8 port switch.

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#1
September 22, 2010 at 15:25:53
By cable from LAN port to LAN port.

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#2
September 22, 2010 at 17:11:36
That didn't work. I finally gave up and called Cisco support and they actually helped me out. Just for anyone else who might end up in this situation.

I kept my wired router as is.
Then I was told to disconnect the wireless router from the wired router.
I then put the network cable from the wireless router to a laptop I had. Then I opened up the router with their standard IP address - 192.168.1.1.
I changed the 5Ghz band name to a different one (just added a '5' to the end of the name). Saved that setting.
Went into the main setup and changed the IP address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.X.1 - replace the X with whatever number you want. Save this setting.
I disconnected the power to the wireless router. Wait 20 seconds.
Removed the ethernet cable from the wireless router to the laptop.
Plugged the cable from an open port in the wired router to the wireless router.
Turned on the wireless router. (I had already put the USB key and loaded up the software earlier).
I now have my wireless working with my wired connection.


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#3
September 22, 2010 at 17:38:36
So for me it look like you simply had an ip address conflict or the wireless router was not in the ip range or your network..
This is generally one of the first things, one has to check, before connecting a new network device to an existing network, to avoid ip address conflicts.

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#4
September 22, 2010 at 19:12:04
That is correct. However, I was given advice to disable DHCP on the wireless as well as create a separate static IP. Neither of those was needed.

So the steps above worked and now the problem is solved.

Thanks.


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