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Connecting Wireless Router to Wired

Discussion in 'Networking' started by msgtgumby, Jan 14, 2006.

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  1. msgtgumby

    msgtgumby Thread Starter

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    Okay. My current setup is this:

    Linksys BEFSR41 4-Port Wired Router and a Linksys EFAH08W 8 Port Wired Hub connected together from uplink port to uplink port.

    I now have a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster. I found a document on Linksys's website on how to connect the wireless router to my standard router, but I have a hub as well and for now I will still need it.

    Now, what I was thinking of doing was to replace the BEFSR41 wired router with the WRT54GS Wireless-G router. Then hook my wired 8 port hub up to the wireless router. But, the wireless router has no uplink port, just "1, 2, 3, 4, and Internet." So...could I use a crossover cable from one of the numbered ports of the wireless router to connect the hub, would that work?

    Meh, I'm pretty much dumb with networking. I researched exactly what I needed to know to hook up my wired network years ago, then forgot it all when the work was done. Any advice is appreciated on how to connect this all up. Easiest way preferred :D
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Yes, if neither the router or the hub has auto-sensing ports, you use a crossover cable. However, the Linksys WRT54GS ports are auto-sensing, so any cable will do. I think simply replacing the wired router with the wireless one will be the easiest path to the upgrade.
     
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