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How do I make two routers work together on one wifi network?

By tlymanc
Aug 8, 2010
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  1. I have an Actiontec PK5000 connected to a DSL line. I have Linksys WRT54G connected to the Actiontec. I want the Linksys do the DHCP address assigning because the Linksys (with DD-WRT firmware) had more capabilities than the Actiontec. However, use the DD-WRT features (MAC blocking, etc.) the Linksys must do the address assigning (DHCP).

    I can get the Linksys to do the wifi connections but the Actiontec is doing the DHCP. Turning off DHCP on the Actiontec and turning the Linksys DHCP on does not make the Linksys assign the addresses.

    How can I configure these two routers to get the Linksys to do the DHCP?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    right ideas but need altered wiring


    NOT THIS
    Code:
    modem----(wan)router#1(lan)----(wan)router#2
    USE THIS
    Code:
    modem----(wan)router#1(lan)----([B]lan[/B])router#2
    leave router#2 wan slot empty and set it to disable DHCP.

    Router#1 will control all DHCP assignments
     


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