Using two routers

Linksys Etherfast befsr81 cable/dsl rout...
July 15, 2010 at 23:27:57
Specs: Windows XP
My home network runs on the above BEFSR81 router with standard password and firewall. I bought a Linksys E2000 wireless router and have it connected through a wired connection to the SR81 - no I didn't connect the lan cable into the internet jack on the E2000. I then set DHCP to be off on the E2000 and am unable to connect wirelessly.

Thoughts?

To clarify, I want the E2000 to be a wireless switch.


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#1
July 16, 2010 at 06:24:42
Everything can be done with one wireless router. I never understood why people want 2 routers for home networks.

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#2
July 16, 2010 at 07:08:57
Guapo's right. You should replace the non wireless router with the wireless capable router.

If you're going to insist on adding the wireless router, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide on 'adding a second router'

You'll want to go with the LAN port to LAN port scenario for connecting the two.

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#3
July 16, 2010 at 08:56:10
guapo the piece you are missing is folks do this to extend their network.

A wireless router is way cheaper than an access point especially when you can make a wireless routre into a wireless AP


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#4
July 16, 2010 at 16:20:59
Extend it to where? He didn't say anything about a distance problem, which we see from time to time.

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