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Linking wireless router to wired router help

By Dante
Jan 21, 2005
  1. I've been trying to figure out how to run a wireless router connected to a wired router for the past few days with no success thus far. I have searched the forums and nothing has helped thus far. Here is a diagram of what I'm trying to achieve:

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    EDIT: Since im not allowed to post links you must drag the link into the address bar and press enter to view the picture. It's hosted through imageshack.
     
  2. Dante

    Dante TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Does no one know how to fix this?
     
  3. MrDJ009

    MrDJ009 TS Rookie Posts: 78

    Helpful info on a two router setup.

    If you're using the Linksys BFSR41 you'll only be able to connect the WRT54GS to the LAN port on this router. Your computers and XBOX will them connect to the wireless router. See the Linksys diagram at their web site for an illustration ( http://www.linksys.com/support/display.asp ). For help connecting the two routers you may want to read through another post which dealt with a problem similar to yours ( http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?postid=117746#post117746 ).
     
  4. Dante

    Dante TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well the reason why I wanted the XBox and computers running through the first router is because when i just route through the wireless router, I notice the slow down in speed and this is crucial when playing games. But if it's not possible then I guess I'll have to learn to deal.
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +279

    What you want is easily possible MrDJ - and in fact, is very similar to my setup. I have 2 BEFSR41 to a WAP. I have the machines I need the fastest connection on wire only and only my laptops on the WAP. Just disable DHCP on all except the first router from the cable modem so they behave as switches instead. Make sure your DHCP range on your first router is handing out enough IPs for all your machines. I've taken it all down and put everything back up within minutes, although it wasn't very neat.
     
  6. MrDJ009

    MrDJ009 TS Rookie Posts: 78

    In addition to LNCPapa's suggestion, many routers offer some advanced features to specifically support gaming. I have never experimented with these capabilities but they may be worth a look.

    One feature is called DMZ which allows one computer on the network, that cannot run Internet applications properly from behind the router, unrestricted access to the Internet. This feature might work for your XBOX. There are some security concerns with using this feature since the designated computer is exposed to the Internet.

    Another feature, available on my D-Link router, is called Special Applications, and is intended to specifically support Internet gaming, video conferencing and other apps that don't run well behind the router. Linksys has something similar called port range forwarding and port triggering. These might be a good fit to your problem.

    All of the above features are definitely ADVANCED so do some research and see if they can work for you.
     
  7. Migraine

    Migraine TS Rookie

    YES you can hook a Linksys wired and wireless router together

     
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Guess what, the 1-4 numbered ports are the LAN ports..
     
  9. Migraine

    Migraine TS Rookie

    My Mistake

    My MIstake I thought that you ment the uplink port sorry
     
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