Set-U: 2 Wireless Routers to a Wired Router

Linksys Etherfast cable/dsl router with...
December 13, 2010 at 12:14:27
Specs: Windows XP
Hello all:

I appreciate your help in advance...

Currently, I have a Cable Modem that is connected to a Belkin Wireless Router. I use the Belkin to connecto to the internet on my laptop. I do not use a desktop PC at all, but constantly move around the house with my laptop. I also have a PS3, which I utilize for online gaming. This PS3 is also connected to the Belkin Wireless Router. For some reason, anytime my wife turns on the laptop while I am playing PS3, I get booted off, and vice versa.

To mitigate this problem, I purchased a Netgear N-Band Wireless Router, as I assumed the Belkin Wireless Router I had was simply "cheap". I am still running into the same problems.

Instead of writing this inquiry first, I have purchases a Linksys Etherfast 4 port Wired Router, with the idea of connecting as follows:

Cable Modem ===> Linksys Etherfast Wired Router (4-Port)===> Belkin Wireless Router/Netgear Wireless Router

My hope is to have to separate networks: (1) strictly for my wife to utilie the laptop and (2) strictly for me to use the PS3.

My question is: Is this possible? Is there anything I need to be mindful of during set-up (dynamic/static IP issues, etc. etc.)?

I have had about 2 months of grief here, and my wallet is emptying by the minute. Hopefully somebody can help!


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December 13, 2010 at 12:20:55
I guess, you have to figure out the main problem.
This all must normally work with only one router.
I guess, the laptop and the PS3 do have the same ip address and therefore you get an ip address conflict, which causes one of the machines to get kicked off the network.
Check the ip settings on both and report back the result.

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December 13, 2010 at 12:28:55
Thanks for the quick reply. I understand how to check the IP address for the laptop through the command prompt, but am unsure how to check to IP address for the PS3 console?

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December 13, 2010 at 12:30:53
Sorry for the repeated reply. If I find that the IP addresses are in conflict, how do I manually adjust so that this is no longer the case?

Also - because I already have invested in two wireless routers and one wired router, would my connection be faster if I had each item (laptop and PS3) connected to separate wireless routers? Wouldn't the IP Adress conflict go away since I was using two separate wireless routers?

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December 13, 2010 at 15:24:23
I will not make things faster, to use two routers.
I assume, you will use only one router, because it's not necessary to use 2 or more in your case.
Therefore, if you figured out an ip address conflict, if possible, configure both, laptop and PS3, to get ip address automatically.
I don't know how to configure this at the PS3. You should find such informations in the users manual of the PS3 or google.

Found this on the first google search:

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