Linking two routers and more

February 19, 2010 at 19:41:07
Specs: Windows 7
Alright so here it is, my internet company is a P O S. My internet sucks i have DSL atm and got an amazing computer. Windows 7, 3 gigs of ram, 2.8 Duel core processor, Radeon HD 4670 1gb 320 stream processing units video card.

Problem: My internet company wont give me my user name and password for my router. A couple years back i set it and dont remember it and i need to open ports. I called them up and asked for my user name and password. NO! You cant have YOUR OWN user name and password FOR the INTERNET that YOU are paying for have a nice day and screw you. Thats what they said... kinda. I went to their office and talked to them and they said i could give them the ports to open on my router and they could do it but they never do.I have called more then 5 times asking them to open ports and nothing.The reason they gave for not giving me my own user name and password was that it was their router. By the way ive had my internet for 5 years so im pretty sure we have bought and paid for the router but whatever ok. Then i was like well what if i got my own router and they said no you cant do that but you can get a router and bridge the two routers.

Question: Would that work, could you have two bridged routers that if i open the ports on the router that i bought would it also open the ports on the other router so it would work.
Pretty much would 2 bridged routers share the same settings as each other.


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#1
February 19, 2010 at 20:20:43
What they are talking about is bridging their router. That makes it wide open with no blocking of any kind. It`s a pass through.

This is what you want.

Then its up to your routes config to protect you.


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#2
February 19, 2010 at 20:39:17
Not true. Without access to the original routers configuration, anything connected to it will still have to adhere to the settings on that router. If it is doing NAT (which is what requires you to "open ports") then putting a second router behind it will add a second layer of NAT. You may be able to a) reset the current router to some sort of default values (usually by holding a reset button for x seconds) thereby resetting the password to default, or b) replace the router entirely with a new one you buy.

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#3
February 19, 2010 at 20:42:21
Edit, what wanderer said may be true, but only if you were able to modify the settings on the original router.

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