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want to conect one router to the other.

By riacg ยท 12 replies
Aug 31, 2006
  1. I recently got a new netgear router(http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rou...axNEXTWirelessRoutersandGateways/WNR854T.aspx)
    i have a cable connection and after checking the settings on my old router (was configured by someone else) i saw it connects using lt2p.
    As far as i know my new netgear router doesnt work with lt2p (my only options were ppoe,pptp and something else), so i am looking for a step by step guide that will show me how to connect my new netgear router to recieve an internet connection from my old edimax router and then broadcast it.
    Also i was told by my isp that if i wanted to use the netgear router (by itself) i would have to get a static ip adress(currently using a dynamic one) but i dont want to switch to a static ip adress.

    Please excuse my english not my first language.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    If you are unable to use the new router, which from the sound of it you aren't then really I would send it back or resell it.

    There is little or no point putting a second router after a router, if all you are after is to extend the amount of available LAN connections then a Hub will suffice.

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    take a port from router-1 lan side to router-2 lan side and ignore
    router-2 WAN port
    set router-2 to disable DHCP

    your existing router-2 will operate as a HUB :)
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Ummm lets see, Router 80 quid, Hub 10 quid, your idea = Bloomin expensive hub...:eek:
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    don't mean that! *IF* you already have (2), that's how to make one run as a hub. If you need more that 4 ports, then personally, I would get a cheap switch :)
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    linksys website says you can use the wan port on 2nd router
    you are turning router into a switch
    send back router buy a switch no headaches now
    if not 2nd router need to be using an address like
    not if thats not enough to get hr going disable NATand any firewall
    that the 2nd router uses

    and knitting and knitting
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Are you sure you are using the right cable? There is two that look excactly the same and will both plug in. One is for your router/modem to your pc and one is for router/router or router/modem.

    Just checking:)


  8. Set the first router to use the network range of and set the second, including your network, to use and DHCP (not pppoe, pppoa etc) to obtain it's own address from the first router, the routing should then occur as expected. There is usually no need to define a static route. Checking the router status should show the WAN IP to be and the Gateway and DNS servers all to be The local LAN IP should be for the Netgear itself.
  9. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Sorry JoBeard, always hard to tell the tone of a conversation from just a written statement, let me get down of my high horse....:)
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    no problem here. we take it for granted that what we write
    is 'perfectly clear' --- until someone other than ourselves tries to understand and
    implement it :)
  11. jimmycreggan

    jimmycreggan TS Rookie

    not worth the hassle , sell both and buy a router+switch with enough ports to suit your needs. easy pezzzzzzzzzzzzzzy! no s**t.
  12. jimmycreggan

    jimmycreggan TS Rookie

    Do'nt use hub (old news, only works one direction at a time ie. not duplex) I hope this helps.
  13. jimmycreggan

    jimmycreggan TS Rookie

    One more thing: if you need to logon remotely then you need a ststic ip. BT are doing a good deal at the moment.
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