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Connecting two Routers Together

August 31, 2011 at 16:31:16
Specs: Windows Vista, 80386SX
Just wondering if it is possible to connect two routers together, only one would need to be wireless but to have the other one basically be for more LAN hook ups. One router is the DLink WBR-1310. The other router is a Netgear not sure on the model number. (if needed I can get it)


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August 31, 2011 at 21:13:00
Yes, this is very do-able. The router closest to your internet connection (cable modem, etc.) needs to be wired. Use one of the LAN port from the first router to connect to the 'internet' port on your second router. This connection should use a 'crossover' Cat5 cable. You should configure the first routers LAN address so it doesn't overlap with the second router. (Set it to like or something other than .1 or .0 because these are the typical default LAN addresses for most routers.)

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September 1, 2011 at 07:22:39
I've written a guide on adding a second router to your network. To read it (and you shuold), click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

Done correctly, both routers would support wired connections as well as make the wireless network available (through the wireless capable router of course).

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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