How do I connect a router to a router.....

December 6, 2010 at 07:31:44
Specs: Windows XP
I have only one port (LAN 1) that works on my Cable Modem. The company that provided it says that is standard for their FTTH cable service. It's very frustrating because I have ethernet ports all over the house, through the walls to connect to the modem but I can't as only one port works. I have found a partial solution however. Connecting a router to LAN1 then connecting all the wall sockets to the router. Now this works fine for wired connections from the walls in the bedrooms but if I now try and attach a wifi router in the bedroom, effectively now connecting 2 router's in serial, I cannot configure it. I have disabled DHCP and renamed the ip number but I can't get it to work. My WAN connection is PPPoE can anyone help?

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December 6, 2010 at 07:37:01
It's very frustrating because I have ethernet ports all over the house, through the walls to connect to the modem but I can't as only one port works.

The simple solution is to buy a switch with enough ports to accommodate all your connections and connect it to the LAN port on the router.

If you've already bought a router, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled "adding a second router....." and pay attention to the "LAN port to LAN port" scenario as it's the one you'll want to use in your situation.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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