Using a second wireless router

June 5, 2009 at 11:23:28
Specs: Windows Vista
I was trying to set up a second wireless router for an additional secure network, but I'm not sure why this router cannot connect to the internet. The way the internet is currently set up (I didn't set it up) is that a LAN cable connects the modem to a wireless router. One of the outputs from this router goes to an 8 port switch which then feeds the multiple jacks installed throughout the house. I believe a crossover cable may be involved, but I am unfamiliar with those. I recently tried to connect another router to one of the jacks that is fed by the switch, but it cannot connect to the internet. (both routers and the switch are linksys) Does anyone know what I should try?

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June 5, 2009 at 11:59:26
here is a thread below yours that answers your question. Look at post 3 for the picture how to.

You will need to buy a crossover cable unless your switch supports mdi/mdix [autocrossover] or it has a uplink port that can be used. Any electronics dept will have it.

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