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linking another router

By AlexZito
Feb 15, 2006
  1. Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to take an internet line that was originaly running off a router into a computer, and put that in a new router in order to gain more ports? I hope you understand what im trying to say


    [router 1]---------------------------------[router 2]-------[computer]
    (full)

    The reason for this is a second computer being added to router 2 becase there arent enough ports.

    Thats my crappy visual :D


    router one already has all of its ports full thats why I want to do this.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    If you just want to add additional ports, a hub would work.
     
  3. AlexZito

    AlexZito TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know but i dont want to spend money :D

    i had this extra router laying around.....thought it would work.
     
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    You may be able to configure the other router as a hub or an access point. I'm not sure if all routers can work like that.
     
  5. AlexZito

    AlexZito TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well i guess the only way to see is to try it...and i will once I get home from school :D Thanks Alot for all the help
     
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    plug in the second router (ethernet port, not wan) into an ethernet port on the first, go into the router2 config and disable DHCP and presto.
     
  7. AlexZito

    AlexZito TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im sorry to be a bother but how do i get to the config?
     
  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    most routers can be accessed by browser url 192.168.1.1
    have the first one disconnected from machine
    just hook up the 2nd as if it will be the only one used
    if you can't get into router there should be a hole in back that is for resetting
    look up manual on router manu website should tell you how to disable dhcp
     
  9. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I concur. However you may need a CrossOver cable (i like red crossovers).
     
  10. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    yeh.. the crossover as well.. unless you have one that autodetects the cable like mine.. but i digress..

    oh.. and i forget to add as well, you may want to change the default ip address of the second router (static address that is) to 192.168.1.2 or something (last number different).. sometimes it magicaly clears up headaches :giddy:
     
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