router setup

By cola6598 ยท 4 replies
Nov 13, 2006
  1. Hi

    My landlord has satellite internet service. I put a Linksys 4 port/wireless router on the connection. I am hard-wired to his router and we are sharing his internet connection (very expensive and very slow - the price you pay to live in the country).

    I now want to take my Linksys 4 port/wireless router and divide up my connection so I can have a few computers on my connection.

    I am using a router on a router.

    Is this possible?

    I can't seem to get it to work. I can create a network but not get internet.

    I changed the IP on my router to be

    His is

    Someone mentioned that I should disable DHCP on my router but this is not an option.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    what router model is it
    you may find when you change the config from dynamic to static the dhcp controls will show up
    what you are doing is making the router a semi managed switch
    disable the firewall for faster service
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    First, if you had just gotten a switch, things would have been so much easier..
    Second, you did connect the routers using their LAN ports, right?

    What do you mean disabling DHCP is not an option? If you leave DHCP running on both routers, then you effectively make any kind of automatic IP address system unreliable.
  4. cola6598

    cola6598 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32


    Thanks so much for replying.
    Tried your suggestions - but to avail.
    I ended up getting a switch and works like a dream:)
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Yay... Right equipment for the job. :)

    The router should work too. Even the cheapest models of the cheapest brands have an option to disable DHCP. I think you might just need to dig around some more.
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