Connecting 2 linksys dsl routers

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February 26, 2010 at 07:13:17
Specs: Windows XP
In my office, I need to link 4 computers and a copier/fax/scanner machine that are networked to my dsl modem. I have 2 separate 4-port linksys cable/dsl routers.

My question: Is it possible to link the 2 routers together in order that all 5 systems access the internet and network? If so, how do I do this? Please help. Female here--with not much tech knowledge!

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February 26, 2010 at 07:24:07
No, I'm afraid you can use only one router in any network

If you need greater wireless range or more flexible connectivity
options, you can install an "extender" (also called a
"repeater") into the network, like one of these:

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February 26, 2010 at 07:27:55
What I need is to link 5 systems with only a 4-port router! lol So, basically I just need to buy a router with more ports?

Thanks for your reply, btw.

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February 26, 2010 at 09:48:50
Pip22 is wrong.

You could daisy chain 50 SOHO Routers if you really wanted to and make them all work..............providing you know how.

Your best bet in this case is to buy a basic 8 port switch and plug it into a LAN port on your existing router.

However, if you already own another SOHO Router with 4 LAN ports and you'd like to use it (and thus avoid spending more $$$) then click on my name above in this reply and read my "how-to" guide for adding a second router.

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February 26, 2010 at 10:07:40
Gee good thing the internet doesn't follow that one router per network rule :-)

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February 26, 2010 at 14:28:14

It would be a very small internet wouldn't it!

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March 1, 2010 at 11:37:33
Thank you sooo mucn for all your input--you guys were awesome to help out l'il ole me :-) LOL

Actually, (after no one was able to and swore we didn't have one) I found a hub hidden/lost in storage and was able to use 1 linksys with that! :-)

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