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Trying to 'daisy-chain' wired & wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by razzmatazz, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. razzmatazz

    razzmatazz Thread Starter

    Dec 11, 2003
    I am attempting to 'daisy-chain' a pair of 'older' generation Netgear routers, so far I have been unsuccessful. The wired router is currently up and connected to the Internet via broadband w/ all (4) but one port is occupied (PC's & wired Print Svr). Would like to include wireless router in the network so that PC's in remote areas (in house) can get access too and remove cat-5 running thru the house. Can this be done?

    Netw-HW Info (all legacy):
    Netgear RP114 Router - wired
    Netgear PS110 Print Server - wired
    Netgear MR314 Router - wireless

    Netw-Adapter Info (relatively recent)
    D-Link DWL-G122 USB Adapter
    D-Link DWL-G630 Cardbus Adapter

  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Yes it can be done. What's going wrong for you?

    Often better is to configure the second router as a switch/wireless access point. This puts all your computers and other devices on the same subnet.

    Following is JohnWill information, copied exactly:

    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 through, I'd assign the secondary router 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. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I thought I heard myself saying something. :D
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