Connecting two routers to one modem

Linksys Wrt160n wireless-n broadband rou...
June 13, 2010 at 08:17:23
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to make another wi-fi access point in my home office. I currently have a Linksys WRT160N hard-lined to my modem. However, I want to connect another router, a D-Link AirPlus, to that modem as well to create another wireless connection, for my office. My service provider is Verizon. Is this able to be done with a switch or is it even possible?
It would be something like this:

_______________ Verizon Modem______________
........................../................\...........................
__________Home Router____Office Router_______
................./...........\...................l......................
_______Comp.1__Comp. 2____Comp. 3_________

There is only one Ethernet cable port coming out of my modem. My thought was to use a switch to distribute to both routers. (I am not trying to set up a WDS, I want to create an entirely new network that is connected to the modem)(The "_" and "." are just to show the diagram)


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#1
June 14, 2010 at 08:21:33
Did the switch work? It should have.

Need more information about the Verizon Modem. Does it have DHCP or is it a simple modem and that is it? If the latter then you will need to get at least two static IPs from Verizon. Then you can configure the routers accordingly.


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#2
June 14, 2010 at 14:56:13
The modem does have DHCP. I have not tried a switch yet because I do not want to spend the money if it will not work. I did some research and it probably not work unless I buy another IP from Verizon. Thanks for the help!

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#3
June 14, 2010 at 15:37:35
Well a 4 port switch is going to run your around 25-40 bucks so it would not set you too far back if it failed.

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