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joining routers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mooyorky, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. mooyorky

    mooyorky Thread Starter

    Nov 29, 2011
    hi all
    please can anyone help me ?
    i have tried reading and following previous threads on here but im still stuck
    i am trying to join 2 sagem routers together one downstairs a one up reason for this i have two many devices wanting internet connections and none are wireless....:cool:

    if anyone out there could explain to me how i change the settings on the routers in female terms :confused: (only time i will admit to being blonde is this as its taken me all day and still got nowhere :D ) i would be very grateful

    i am connecting the 2 routers by an Ethernet cable..

    thanks for now
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    have you tried this - if so where do you get stuck and we can try and explain in more detail

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
    Shamelessly stolen from a John Will Post :)

    Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) 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 through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

    Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

    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!

    This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

    For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

  3. AmerNetworks


    Nov 1, 2011
    here are some things you need to do when you connect 2 routers

    1) make sure both routers have different IP addresses
    router A IP address =
    router B IP address =

    2) disable DHCP on router B

    3) connect the two routers together using only the LAN ports, not the WAN
    connect LAN port 1 on router A to LAN port 1 on router B

    another option is to use a switch instead of a router to expand your network ports. here is an example of a switch:

    hope this helps!
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