how to connect router to router

D-link Dir-615 wireless n router
December 11, 2009 at 17:31:29
Specs: Windows xp, amd athlon 64x2
I have two routers and one modem, how can i connect router to router?
we have a d-link router with four ethernet ports all full and we bought another router with four ports so we can add a computer but cant figure out how to connect the two routers so this will work. we have one cable modem.

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#1
December 11, 2009 at 17:58:42
Take back the second router.

What you needed was an 8 port switch.
You then connect from modem to router WAN port, and then from router LAN port to the designated uplink switch port (some do not have a designated uplink port and will automatically configure any port to uplink)

This configuration gives you three available ports on the router and seven more on the switch. Plenty for future expansion

If you cannot return the second router then connect from router 1 lan port the new router LAN port. Disable DHCP in the second router. In this configuration you have three available ports on each router.

Note: The cable between router/switch or router/router may need to be a crossover type unless one or both devices has auto sensing self-adjusting ports. Most do.

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#2
December 11, 2009 at 18:11:05
If you have already 2 routers, simply plug a cable from one LAN port from router 1 to LAN port to router 2.
But all in all, it gives only 2 additional ports for your computers.

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#3
December 12, 2009 at 07:54:21
Thank you for your quick responses! I will try this.

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#4
December 12, 2009 at 08:24:19
In using an 8 port switch, will all connected ethernet cables be able to be online at the same time? i know its probably a dumb question but im learning. thanks

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#5
December 12, 2009 at 10:29:10
In one word, yes.

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#6
December 12, 2009 at 16:25:21
Thanks it worked

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#7
December 12, 2009 at 16:41:10
You are welcome.

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