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Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sleepwalker359, Mar 26, 2010.

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  1. Sleepwalker359

    Sleepwalker359 Thread Starter

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    First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.
     
  3. Sleepwalker359

    Sleepwalker359 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, JohnWill for your quick response to my problem,I thought it should be that easy but when I tried to do that it didn't work,so I disconnected the power supply from my Dlink and reconnected it and I got internet access but I could no longer see my Dlink in my network setting, now I could only see the Linksys and couldn't open the dlink in my browser,and after reading many differant posts and FAQ's from multiple router mfg's and forums I thought it was going to be difficult if at all possible.But after reading your post you empowered me to continue on.After a little thought I realized I had the Dlink router still configured as though it was the host router as my ISP provider requires PPPoE to be used, so I set my wan on the Dlink to Dynamic IP Address and reconnected It to the Lan side of the Linksys and waited a few minutes. Low and behold it worked,everything works as I hoped it would thanks again for taking the time to post a reply,this thread can now be considered Solved, Cheers Sleepwalker
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Glad it worked out for you. I should have mentioned doing a factory reset of the secondary router, which is what I normally recommend for changes like this. :)
     
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