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Two Routers in series

Q: Two Routers in series

I have two D-Link DIR- XTreme-N Gigabit Wireless Routers Pretend for my explanation that there is no wireless activity because that s not where the problem is My cable modem is downstairs connected to the first Router I ll call it quot Router A quot Router A is connected to a few systems and the router upstairs quot Router B quot Router B is connected to a few systems No systems upstairs can connect to the intenet I believe because of a communication error between the two routers Internet works fine downstairs So to summarize Router A can find Two series in Routers and access the internet but Router B Two Routers in series connecting through Router A cannot I thought that the upstairs router would be able to access through another router the same as any other connection but it can t for some reason I want to find out how to run these two routers in series so that I can have mulitple connections in each end of the house Can anyone give me some insight into how to set this up nbsp

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A: Two Routers in series

Each of your routers need to be setup individually, and not through each other.
Once setup, plug the one router into the other. You should have no problems.
But your system would be happier with a switch or even a hub.
Are Router A and B the same brand? When each is used alone, do you get the same readings? Do you have VPN? or other security that could be blocking the second router out?
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A:How to run two routers in series

By default Linksys routers are (IP) (within the setup page of your Router)

But you can't have two same IP addresses, so therefore you must change one of the Linksys routers to (lets say)

Both routers are also probably set up as DHCP, but to make this work only the Router connected to the Internet line should have DHCP enabled

Therefore the Router connected to the computer should have DHCP disabled

Once the two IP are confirmed different
And once DHCP is enabled Only at the Internet end

Then it's just a matter of connecting the ethernet cables up, and testing online.
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A:Routers Connected in Series

Yes, it would work but that would be a really silly thing to do - routers are not meant for such things.

What you need is an ethernet switch.
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I used to use vnc to control the pc's but it cannot see pc's on the other router. what is wrong?

A:connect two routers in series

You should probably only use one router, or disable DHCP on the second router (Whichever one that is plugged into the internet through the other)

It'd be more helpful if you could tell us the models of the two routers, maybe we could tell you step-by-step how to disable DHCP. But I still think that using only one router is a better idea. And I'm fairly certain that Vonage will work on any router, having set it up before on a Linksys purchased at Wal-Mart for a friend.

So, if you need wireless, then try plugging the Vonage phone and your computers into the same router, not using the one that Vonage sent you. If this works, then just keep the one they sent you as a backup in case yours breaks.

Tell me if this works, if it doesn't, then we'll just try a bit harder.
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If so please advise of the settings required.

Thanks in advance

A:Trying to connect 2 wireless routers in series

Yes you can, altho you have to make sure the second router has a different ip to the other one. You can also fit larger aerials to improve signal strength!!!!
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I have found a work around for this fault with the USB failure - ENSURE YOU POWER  THE MACHINE OFF - DO NOT RESTART.
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A:Price v. Performance in 7-Series + 8-Series: Advice Needed

Keep what you got and see what's comming next. I have a 8600GT as a stopgap until something better comes out. There has been talk of a Nvidia 256bit card to fill the gap between the 8600's and 8800's. I can't fit a 8800 in my case, if I could I would just get the 8800GTS 320mb now. If I were you, wait for the game to upgrade instead of upgrading and waiting for the game. Your X1900GT is no slouch either.
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I'm sure you will loose some of the gee wiz graphics not using a DX10 card but so far most game makers have been making games that use either DX9 or DX10. As far as lost planet is concerned here is whats posted on their official forums as supported vid cards.

The following is a list of video cards that our R&D labs have tested in conjunction with NVIDIA and ATI, and have been confirmed to work.
NVIDIA (DirectX 9)
GeForce 6600
GeForce 7x00 series
GeForce 8x00 series

NVIDIA (DirectX 10, requires Windows Vista)
GeForce 8x00 series

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A:GTX 200 Series vs ATI 4000 Series...

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A:Will the 9 series cards make the 8 series cards cheaper?

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Range should go up.

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A:Using two routers

Yes. I often use both wired and wireless at the same time to connect to 2 different networks.
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A:Using two routers?

silvreagle said:

I currently have an old BEFW11S4 V2 router in which my computer is wired to. Well, I've been having problems with that router such as not being able to log in to the router settings page and change certain things (I have to reset about twenty times before the router defaults to the factory settings). Because of that problem, where I am living there is always someone who constantly resets the router, overriding all my settings so my wireless devices such as my laptop won't work. Since it takes so much time just to get the settings back and replacing it wont help since I cannot prevent people from messing with the router, I'm wondering if it's at all possible to leave that router wired to my desktop, and still get a second router connected to my computer alone for wireless access?

Thanks!Click to expand...

Forget the router, two old I had one of those then it had died. Got V3 and it's like brand new still, why because it not a good router. Gone with Dlink one instead. You can reset until the world comes to the end, you update the firmware but these routers are only good for 2 years and then fail. Best bet is to buy another router.

You can use wired router with a wireless router (this would be an access point) so you still keep your wired network and plus have wireless, like a dual network environment.
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I need a new wireless router. We have four devices that would connect to it. Which one or ones would
you recommend?


you have this marked solved - have you now purchased a router ?

any router would cope with 4 devices - you need to make sure its the correct type of router - are you connecting to a modem or do you want the router to replace a modem - is it DSL/ADSL or cable

often the ISP will provide a wireless router and in most cases free - certainly if you talk about changing ISPs
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For a few years, my Netgear router DG834G ran trouble free 24/7. Unfortunately it died and was replaced a few months ago with another Netgear router DGN2000. Occassionally over the past week or so, it drops connection, resulting in the need for me to switch it off, wait 1 minute, switch it on and normal service is resumed.
My local telephone exchange is just under 5 miles from home and is not yet converted to digital, so my download speed is on average 1.5mb.
Do you have this problem when running 24/7 with yours.


Hi Rode runner,

I use a Fritz box 7270 It has been running 24/7 for around 2 years now and it has never let me down
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A:too many routers

The default LAN address of a router may conflict with the IP address used by the satellite receiver's LAN IP address. That should not be a big problem since most routers will allow you to set up the router address and IP range to another set of numbers. You would lose those settings if the router was reset for any reason.

Why are you mentioning no cell service. Wireless routers do not depend on any kind of cell service. The built in antennas on most routers are good for a couple of hundred feet of coverage distance. What kind of distances are you talking about between the different computers and the proposed location of the wireless router?

Most desktop computers do not come with a WiFi interface but do come with a wired Ethernet port these days. You can either use a wired connection from the desktop to the router or add a Wireless card or Wireless USB dongle for a wireless connection.

Connecting a laptop to the TV would most likely involve a direct video connection from the laptop to the TV. Trying to run real time video over a LAN may give poor results and may have too much lag for gaming.
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A:2 routers

Does it support being an AP? Most of them do.
What is an Access Point?
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I am currently using a Thomson ST 780WL router which has both LAN and usb connections, the latter being updated ib Device Manager

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However Thomson have told me that they will not provide a driver for Windows 7 64 bit

I am trying to find a router with Windows 7 64 bit compatibility and whose CD will support Windows 7 64 bit updating of the usb connection in Device Manager

Can you tell me if you have such an ADSL router , please

Daniel Arbib


Try posting over in the networking forums for more expert advice:
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A:Using 2 Routers

It looks like you're kinda tossing a few different issues together under the heading of: Trying to get my apartments' network set up; don't want to run a lot of wires (so, I'm considering Homeplugs), and there needs to be at least some wireless in it.

Based on some of the information in the last bit of your post, it appears as though you have aDSL. Presuming this is the case, it shouldn't be 'necessary' to plug directly into the phone panel. Usually, the phone company will supply in-line filters that can be used to filter out the extra noise for DSL. Kinda surprised that SKY wouldn't have said anything about that, but sometimes they will presume stuff. So, may want to look into that. If you do have some filters, then that should make placement of the router a bit easier; otherwise, they may be able to send you some. Either way, the rest should stand on its own.

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As far as connecting two routers directly into the phone lines, can't do it. DSL lines are configured to only allow one connection. You will have to find some way to get the signal from upstairs, through one access point. ==>

<== This can definitely be done, provided you have the right equipment. Presuming it's a wireless router upstairs, then.... REPEATERS: Take an existing wireless signal, boost it, and rebroadcast it. Frequently used in a similiar situation where the wireless signal isn't quite strong enough to get a reliable connection when you're relatively far away from (or there's a lot of material between you and) the main router. OTHER ROUTERS: Some routers have the capability of acting in purely client mode or in client/rebroadcast mode. Dependent upon the second router's capabilities, you would then either plug directly into it, or connect to it via wireless, maybe even both. I can't necessarily recommend one of these over the other, as the only one I've actually configured is the 'OTHER ROUTERS' option, but my understanding is that they work very similarly.

I've probably raised more questions than I've answered, so just keep 'em coming.
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A:Can Routers>?

yes ,but it will be slow
make the wired router a bridge or a switch
disable dhcp and use a dif ip address for 2nd router don't use the WAN link on 2nd router
not to clear as to config you plan
modem to wireless then cable to wired router???
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A:VPN Routers

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A:What MTU between two routers?

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Can you connect a d-link router to a rogers router


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What are you trying to do?
What are the makem/model of the Rogers, D-Link?
What is the subnet / LAN IP address of the Rogers?
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A:BT routers


I dont get it at all, maybe I am having an off day. You want to what? what is a BT home hub? Bluetooth? Whats the model number of the BT thing?
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A:802.1x and Routers.

More details please.
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Netgear is supposed to be the top end stuff, but D-Link has never dissapointed me.
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Iam going to take a certificate exam, now i have a question that is

1. LLc & MAC are two Sub Layers of which Layer?

2. Which Switch is used to create a logfile called $winnt.log.?

3. When I set a user password to Password Never Expires in the User Manager. However, if i have set passwords to expire in 90 days in the Account Policy . What will be the effective account policy for the user password?

4.When I install a network adapter card in 486 computer and notices that the floppy drive has stopped working. what could be the cause of the problem?

5. To trouble shoot Router problem, what should I use to identify it?

. Network Monitor. (or)

. NBTSTAT. (or)


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A:Routers still posting exam questions?? Not gonna happen here.
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i have a router to network my computers at home and to use the internet on all the computers. does this help internet security any? am i safer because of the router?


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A:Using two routers

thething said:

I have a quick question. I have a 2WIRE Gateway Modem on a computer in my bedroom that accesses the Internet. Then i have Linksys WRT54G Router in another room where my Xbox 360 and another is in. Now my question is can I use the Linksys router to hook up my 360 wired and my 2nd computer wired and then hook up the Linksys router to the Gateway wirelessly so i can access the internet on my 360 and 2nd computer?Click to expand...


I had to read this a few times and i think I get it.

You want to hook the Linksys router to the gateway, on a wireless link.?

To have a working wireless link you need a wireless router and a wireless network card, I dont see how you could link 2 routers, neither of which have a wireless network card, unless they are both a wireless device, in which case you could make the linksys an access point that gets it settings from the gateway,

But I dont know if the gateway modem is a wireless device as you dont say, and I dont know.

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Telephones generally use RJ11 connectors and can plug into a modem or walljack etc
Routers use RJ45 connectors and plug into Ethernet cards,switches etc.
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I now have set up their router's security; WPA2 etc., until I get my new router.

Until I do get my new router would you consider their router secure?


Hi Peter

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Comcast Static IP
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| |
Vonage phone Computer 1 - wireless
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LAN router & DHCP
| \
Computer 2 Computer 3

Problem: Internet and phone work but computer 1 can't see other computers.

Goal: Would like all devices on a single LAN, e.g., 192.168.0.x, so they can access shared files and printers.

I understand that bridging or disabling one DHCP server might be options, but am unsure of how to do this correctly and successfully.

Any help?


A:Want LAN with 2 routers

Whichever one you want to use as a bridge, it should be in the options on the admin setup page of that router.
I believe you should be able to set that one up to receive an IP address from the main router which should be set to deliver addresses via DHCP.
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A:2 routers

List the make and model of all network equipment you have connected (routers, switches, modems, etc.), and describe how you're network is physically setup. I can't figure it out from your post.
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A:two routers

First, to access the (any) router you need to use a device connected to that router. I inferred from your post that you are trying to access the router from a disconnected computer.
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A:2 routers?

Make sure that you know how to handle any issues with running an ethernet cable between two buildings. That's the only hard part.

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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!
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A:3 routers??

You would need to get access points rather than routers. Also, you would have to run an ethernet cable (CAT5/6) from the basement to the other floors for the access point to hook into. I believe to prevent changing the active connection, they would have to have the same SSID and passkey.
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A:Using 2 Routers

In this case, you'll want to use the 802.11n router as just an access point with the router function turned off and the wireless function on the D-Link turned off. You cannot connect to two wireless access points at the same time, so the new 802.11n will be for wireless connections while the D-Link handles the Internet connection.
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A:2 routers?

patriotsboy12 said:

I have a wire in my room that i can connect my computer toClick to expand...

If the other end of that wire (CAT5 ?) can plug into a LAN port on the existing router, you could get a second wireless router that also has LAN ports. A LAN port on it would then use the wire you mention to connect to the first (primary) router. Here is a link to an article in the TSG library on how to connect and configure the two routers:
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A:More help with Routers

Wow! You're paying for two internet connections??


What you need is an "ADSL Router" aka "ADSL modem router" (such as :

the phoneline you connect into your usb speedtouch modem, you will contact into this router. you will get a cd with the router, follow all the steps on the cd (including entering your adsl username and password)

you can then connect network cables from your router into both pcs, or choose to go wireless. you can be wired from one pc, and wireless with the other. both wired or both wireless, its up to you. (usb wireless adapters suhc as:

if you choose to go wireless you need wireless adapters, if you are not savvy with installing components into a pc, you can buy usb wireless adapters.

hope that helped!
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Need a reply please ! i need a software based program not hardware if available
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A:Using 1 or 2 Routers. Can you tell me which is better?

means the one router will be used as gateway or switch only
will not be able to share internet address
the nat is disabled becomes a switch
the linksys will handle nat
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A:2 routers?

Hi:Generally the answer is Yes you can have 2 routers.
Question: Why would you ?
Here are perhaps some of the things you would need to consider in a two router config.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

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.

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A:Two routers

What kind of restrictions? It seems like you got everything worked out, apart from this. We need to know more to help.
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When I had Time Warner Cable Internet installed, the router I have now came with it. I had Verizon before, and a router came with it What if I decided to buy another router? Like something from Netgear or where ever Would I still have to pay a fee to the provider I was using at the time.Would it be the same cost as if I was still using their router?


circusboy01 said:

Would it be the same cost as if I was still using their router?Click to expand...

That question you should be asking your provider.

I know we would have had to pay an extra fee to get a box with Wireless. But since we already had Wireless in-home, there was no need in even thinking about paying an extra monthly fee for it.

However if you return the device to the provider. I don't see how they can continue charging extra, if that is what they are doing. Most providers (I'm assuming here because that has been my experience) consider the modem as a free device, for buying their service. If that is the case, there is no extra fee.
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The belkin is wired to the main computer with dsl. I have a d-link in the guest house.

Can I connect the d-link to the belkin wirelessly?

A:2 Routers

Nope. That router doesn't have any wireless bridge capability.

Since the d-link dir-625 has removable antennas, I'd use it as the primary router and add hi-gain antennas.
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.