sharing two routers in 1 lan

March 6, 2009 at 20:43:15
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Celeron 2.66 GHZ 512 MB OF RAM
hello to everyone, i have a problem i cant share my two routers using lan. the concept is i have 2 internet connections 2 routers and 1 hub on that hub 8 pc's is connected sharing w/ the 2 routers 4 pc's in every router.

the other 4 pc's has a gateway ip of and the other is
the problem i failed to connect both of the routers in the same lan.
pls help me .....

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March 6, 2009 at 22:00:55
You can't (shouldn't) ahve two routers in the same LAN. That would be like haveing two seperate stop ligths at an intersection.

What are you hopign to accomplish, there is probably a better way to do it.

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March 7, 2009 at 12:55:02
By default, your "Router" is actually setup as a "Gateway". The setup you're describing will cost you 2 "LAN" ports, one on each router.

The following settings apply to the second router only and may be found in various menus depending upon the Mfg/Model of your routers.

1. Change the configuration of the second router from a gateway to a "Router"

2. Assign it an IP address in the same range as the first router. In your case, you might use "" for the second router.

3. Disable DHCP. The first router is already assigning IP addresses and another DHCP server in the same subnet will cause conflicts.

4. Connect a patch cable from a LAN port on the second router to a LAN port on the first router. The WAN/Internet port on the second router will be unused.

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March 7, 2009 at 13:54:42
I can never see the point of having two routers in the same LAN. There is nothing to be achieved that cannot be achieved by better methods.

It just add extra complexity for no good purpose.


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