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If you don't need a separate, segmented subnet, it should be easy enough in all cases to use the scenario in my guide where you connect "LAN port to LAN port".
You will likey have to do a port forward on both routers to access the server remotely. It would be the same in both cases:
Forward [logmein Port Numer] to [LAN IP of server]
Putting a switch between the routers and the internet won't work as you probably only have a single WAN IP address and because of that, only one router would get internet connectivity.
Daisychaining will work well enough to serve your purpose.
If you can't access the management console of the routers that are in place to ascertain the DHCP Scope, keep in mind most use .100 to .199 so using a static IP like: 192.168.x.10 for the LAN side of your router should work. I would then use something like 192.168.x.11 for the server.
As long as the IP's you use are outside the defined scope you won't need to worry about duplicate IP's or using reservations or anything like that.
Do document all sites and the pertinent TCP/IP info for your equipment.
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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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