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router to router

By zorro
Feb 28, 2005
  1. hi all. have a mentor mr4c adsl router works aok want to add on a d.link di-604 router switch which has no modem can i do this the di-604 has a hardware firewall and mentor is just a no thrills chepo router wich i have runing a dream the di-604 has all the bis to make a better network secure
    thanks ........................help
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    im not really sure what exactly you're asking, next time please use proper grammar and such.
    you should be able to hook your stuff together, just so long as you know how to configure said router.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Yes you can chain the routers.

    I don't think the D-Link would be considerably more secure than the Mentor. The D-Link marketing department just had the guts to put more buzzwords into the product brochure :p

    It should work if you plug the DLink WAN port to your Mentor router and setup the DLink's WAN to be the "ethernet" type.
     
  4. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 625

    What impact would that have on security? Does that make the network more secure?
     
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,761   +97

    You can turn that router into a hardware firewall and and turn off the DHCP features and re-loop the box into a switch. I've tried this and it works.
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Really, nowadays the network security is not the main issue.

    The client PC is the security hole. You can have a state-of-the-art firewall, but a single click in the inferior browser by an incompetent user could lead to the compromise of the computer or even the whole LAN.
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    no
    one good router/firewall and good software/firewall and common sense on where you go and what you download is better than two routers
     
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