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Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gemo, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. Gemo

    Gemo Thread Starter

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    My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

    Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

    Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

    Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
     
  3. Gemo

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    OK, great - thanks johnwill.

    For further clarification - the Linksys primary router does have an uplink port so I connect a LAN cable from that port to one of the LAN ports on the Belkin (secondary) router?

    Regards.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Yep, if you have auto-sensing ports on at least one device, or an uplink port, a straight cable will do the trick.
     
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