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connecting several routers

By Deer Dance14
May 27, 2004
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  1. a friend of mine is planning on throwing a sort of LAN party on his incomming birthday, he wants to connect about 16 computers together. the problem is that no one has a router that big. So we were wondering how we can connect multiple routers together, or if there is another, better solution?

    thanks for any help
  2. nico1606

    nico1606 TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Usually you can piggy back routers together using the last port (4th port in a 4-port router or 8th port in an 8 port router).

    Depends on which type of router you have, but usually piggy backing is doable.
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Yeah, you just plug a router into another router - thats what we do at every lan. I bring a router, the host has a router, and another friend brings one, all of which are four ports.

    Only down side is they all but the first turn into 3 ports :-\
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  5. Deer Dance14

    Deer Dance14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Don't use routers! It will be helluva expensive and complicated and a performance issue and probably a lot of setting up.

    You need a router only for the internet connection. Use several switches or hubs to provide connections for all the local machines. Finding hubs or switches with 16+ ports is not a problem.
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