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Q: Setup multiple wireless routers

Hi Everyone,
This is my first post !
I was actually looking forward to setup multiple routers at our college(I know its quite late) where we have quite a good network of ethernet cables. Also, almost every cluster/lab has its own switch and we use static IPs with proxy to one network address(192.168.130.2). The user should be able to travel across multiple ROUTER/AP zones without changing connections.
I am sorry if I ask too much but after searching for several hours, all I got was I have to do something with MAC cloning and SSIDs.
Thanks,
Shalabh

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A: Setup multiple wireless routers

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I am probably making this more compicated than it is, but here goes:
(picture with 1000 words) Here is what I am trying to accomplish, but I am abit confused by all the various settings, WAN, LAN, Subnet, etc...

Any help / guidance would be appreciated.

 

A:Solved: Network Setup w/Multiple routers

You can either configure the Netopia 2210N into bridge mode and use the WRT54G as a standard router connected to the WAN port of the Linksys, or configure the WRT54G as a WAP.

In any case, you'll want to configure the Linksys BEFW11s4 as a WAP using the following configuration. This applies to the WRT54G as well if you decide not to bridge the Netopia.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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 ro... Read more

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Hi! Im trying to improve my home network. Currently I have the modem and wireless router setup in my basement with one computer hardwired to the router and multiple laptops spread throughout the house. However the laptops at the top of my house do not have good signal.

My house is wired with ethernet cabling throughout the house and walls. What I want to do is to take advantage of this wiring and setup multiple routers or AP's throughout house (not sure about difference). Also to even allow some laptops to connect with an ethernet cable rather than wireless.I am not sure how to do this currently.

All the ethernet cableing converge in my garage as an unfinished mess (see pic). I wanted to run a cable from my router to a plug in the wall which would take the signal to my garage. I would then need some kind of device like a hub or switch but i am not sure what kind of device. I was hoping it would then distribute the signal to the other wires and send it throuought the house. I then wanted to connect another device that would like another router or AP in a another part of the house but am unsure what kind of device and how to do so.

If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated.
 

A:Need help to setup home network with multiple Access Points or Routers

With Ethernet wiring available you have some nice choices;
use wires to access remote locations
and place wireless in the room(s) needed
Likely you can just wire to each floor and the garage and then let the wireless be accessed from those locations.

The Modem==>#1Router can control all the DHCP assignments and assuming that you only need four remote locations, you can use a 4-port router. If you need more than four, you will need a Switch, eg
Code:
modem==router---switch-- four connections
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+---- three more connections
Each port from the router is wired to an Access Point or a WiFi router (doesn't matter so use whatever you have). The trick is
disable the dhcp in each Wifi device
attached the ethernet from #1Router to any LAN slot on the WiFi (leaving its Wan slot empty)
This will place all the WiFi on the same subnet as #1 router and sharing et al works across the board

WiFi setups:
start with just one to get the setup running and then you can use that as a template to
config the others. When performing this task, ALWAYS connect a pc to the Wifi device with a cable!

a) change the SSID to something unique to you but not obviously name, address ,,, (
you could add a suffix to it to identify one from the other

b) set a unique channel on each WiFi router to reduce interferrence.
(if you're using a DSL service, then make sure all phones in the house have a new filter attached)

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Good Day All,

Here is the issue. where i am from, the houses are made of conrete. so obviously my wi-fi degrades. i currently have 1 basic wireless g linksys router set up, in my bedroom as thats where the primarry devices are. there is a portion of the house where the signal is non existant and i want to set up a 2nd wireless router for that area to have signal. its a fairly large house with 4 bedrooms.

here is a breakdown of the device priority:

The main room (my room, east end of house)
Gaming PC (gaming, downloading, netflix streaming) non wireless
Wife's Laptop (occasional streaming, general internet surfing)
PS3 (gaming and netflix streaming)
Ipad (streaming)

Sisters Room (middle of house 25-50% of current signal)
Laptop (general surfing)

Moms Room (west end of house 0 signal, but hardwired to the router)
Desktop (email and general surfing)

The general purpose of all this is just have wireless across the whole house for mobility, my room is the priority as far as bandwidth usage and coverage.

i hope this all makes sense. feel free to ask me more question, but layman terms please.

Also i will be purchasing an N router for my room and moving the G router to my moms. any N suggestions that will give me best performance would be appreciated aswell>

Thanks
 

A:How to setup 2 wireless routers to cover house

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NA... Read more

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Ok, what I have is a resturant who has ATT dsl with a 2 wire modem (don't care about the wireless apart, to far to be effective, would like to disable it).

They would like to have wireless internet for their customers in the dining room so i ran a cat 5e line from the modem to the first Belkin router and everything works fine. Its an open connection so anyone can come in and connect with their laptop.

From there i ran from port one jack to another Belkin router also in the ceiling for the owner. She wants this one to be secure so no one can access her files or laptop. I put this one as "access point" and secured it with a 128 bit wep key. Now for some reason as an acces point i can connect with my laptop using the network key, (i'm using xp) but we can not get her laptop (vista) to connect. It sees the signal when you "veiw availble wireless connections" but it won't connect.

Strange thing is, when i use that router (#2) as a regular router instead of an access point we can all see it as available but no one can connect, not even me.

This lady is very nervous about her signal and wants her part to be secure, she even had me hook up her all in one to the secured router so she could print/fax wirelessly over her secured router.

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A:Multiple Wireless Routers

Disable the wireless part of the 2wire and have it just act as a DHCP server through it's switch (I assume it is also a switch). Connect the belkin routers to your switch (2wire) with a cat5 cable. Set both belkin routers as access points with different ip's (you might have to do one at a time if they share the same ip) and have them use the same SSID and different channels. I know this works with two routers of the same type/brand.. not sure if it will work with your setup.. As far as people accessing your laptop files all you have to do is turn file and print sharing off on that particular pc/laptop and will not even show up when you browse the network.. If you need to have file sharing on you could set the appropriate permissions when you share a drive/folder so that only certain people (your boss) can access it as well as require a password for access. This way anybody can connect to the wifi without a password and no one can access your laptop. There is no way to gain access of her laptop if file sharing is turned off, not only that if if it is XP or later it will have a firewall built in to prevent exactly that.

Edit: You might not even need the second belkin if your laptop is within range of the first belkin and if that's the case you might just be able to use the 2wire. I dont know the distances you are dealing with.
 

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I am in the process of planning multiple wireless routers for my church complex. My question is "not" how to setup up multiple wireless routers. I want to know before I start can I place a properly configured multiple wirelesss router on a on/off switch to shut off the AC power. I only want some of routers to be be used for special occasions and mostly be turn off.

I will not be there when they are needed so all I want is someone to do is turn on the power by flipping a switch. And the unprotected wireless signal would be available. When finished for the sure period it will agin be shut off. Will the wireless router maintain the correct configuration.
 

A:Shutting off and on multiple wireless routers

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I'm trying to set up a wireless workgroup at home and am wondering if I'm doing it right so far. Here's how I have it configured so far....maybe someone can tell me if I'm on the right track:

1. 1 DSL modem/4 port switch/wireless capable(IP 192.168.1.1)(DHCP with range from 192.168.1.10 to 192.168.1.100) with a hardwire from one of the ports to the Internet/Uplink port on a linksys 4 port/wireless router(IP 192.168.1.2)

2. First router on channel 1, second on channel 6

3. Both have the same SSID

4. Both are WEP enabled with the same key

That's all I can remember for now. I'm trying to have seamless crossover when moving away from one router and getting closer to the other. Also, will I need to configure anything on the routers to have File and Printer Sharing work? I have read that NetBIOS has some issues with using multiple wireless routers.
 

A:Configuring multiple wireless routers

I'd make them different SSID's. You can put both of them in the list of preferred connections. That's how I run my routers, but I use WPA here.
 

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Ok so here is the issue that I ran into. In my home I originally had just a wireless belkin router connected to my comcast modem which was an access point for 4 wireless computers and one wired computer in my office, I have just recently started using windows 7 on all my computers here and I wanted to set up a homegroup so that I can share music and movies throughout the house from one computer in my office. Now the issue is that I added a second computer to my office to use as the storage for all my media but to do that I needed to add another router which is not wireless. I have the second router running off of the wireless router to add more connections in my office and not have a bunch of wires running through the house. The problem now is that when I create a homegroup from the computer connected through the second router it cannot see any of the wireless computers that connect through the first(wireless) router and vice versa. Is there a solution for this problem or am I stuck with having to run all wired and wireless connections from one router? Please help as I am stuck here and I want to move forward with my HTPC project without having all the external drives cluttering the downstairs living room as I am expecting a child in a few months and want as few things as possible in reach of those little hands.

Thank you in advance,

Dragonschild

A:Homegroup with wired/wireless and multiple routers

Can the computer connected to the second router get to the internet? Can you describe how you have the 2 routers wired together?

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I know that you can stack linksys routers on top of eachother and have them all set to recive a IP address from the main one. But is this possible with wireless routers? I have 2 linksys wireless routers and i want my setup to be so that both can be wireless at the same time. At opposit ends of the house this should give my fairly large house a strong signal all around. But how would i do this with wireless? Would problems occur like setting the same SSID for each seperate router? Would this create 2 seperate SSID's to connect to?

The reason why is because instead of spending the money for a range extender, or higher gain antennas. I could use this extra unused router.
 

A:Multiple Stacked Linksys Wireless Routers

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So this is a very strange one and im hoping that the community can help me with some troubleshooting idea's on this windows 7 desktop.

I've had multiple wireless adapters go from full 100mbit + speeds that drop down into the kbps or very low mbit ranges within several hours (somtimes minutes) of the modem/router being rebooted. I suspected it was just a wireless adapter issue, and then suspected it was a faulty firmware on the SBG6900-AC so I replaced it with the Netgear C7000 AC1900 Nighthawk modem/router combo.

The issue persisted across both modem/router devices. To give a more detailed breakdown of the timeline ..... This issue first had occurred with a hawking HD65U usb adapter with the SBG6900-AC. I had some strange USB driver related issues with the hero maximus VII board it was installed too (constant wireless disconnects, BSOD's etc, latest intel C7 series drivers seemed to make it substantially worse!) ....so I switched to the asus PCI-E AC1900 adapter, PCE-AC68, with the intent that any usb issues would be eliminated due to the fact that the device was PCI-E based. But these strange slowdowns first reared their ugly head on the hawking adapter.

The slow downs persisted with the PCE-AC68 pci-e based adapter, so I had figured
"well it must be the modem/router" and replaced the SBG6900-AC with the Netgear C7000.

The same issue persisted.

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I've been using the Belkin wireless G router for various wireless networks I've setup due to it having a very useful feature: multiple security passwords.

One password gives full LAN access to wireless connected computers.

The other password, the "guest" password, allows wireless access to the Internet only. This functionality would have solved this user's issue perfectly.

Anywho, does anyone know of any other brand of wireless router that offers this kind of functionality? I'm no longer interested in Belkin products, due to an absolutely horrendous support issue I had with them, so I'm looking for another wireless router brand to start using.

Thanks!

Peace...
 

A:Solved: Looking for wireless routers with multiple security passwords

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I work at a small school where all teachers take on ancillary roles, and mine is as the lead tech teacher, which mostly involves providing support and training for applications and instructional technology. Our school has multiple buildings, constructed of concrete block, wood and stucco, most of which only contain 2 classrooms each. All rooms are wired for internet access. I have been using a wireless router in my room for several years so that I can do presentations from my laptop with a projector in the middle of the room. We now have several laptops, and have received funds to make the entire campus wireless. I've been asked to handle this. My question is, should I put in several routers, or just one with a series of repeaters? The wireless connection would be strictly for internet access, not for creating a network of connected drives, printers, etc. Currently, only the computers in the computer lab are networked together, though we do occasionally have a problem with one teachers documents appearing in another teacher's printer (I suspect this is because the printers all have the same name?)
 

A:multiple routers or repeaters for creating a wireless campus?

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Hey guys, awesome site and thanks for the help in advance.

I have kind of a strange situation with my wireless. I have a modem and wireless router on my top floor, and I am trying to get internet access to my xbox 360 without buying the wireless adapter if at all possible.

Two things I want to know about, Internet Connection Sharing and multiple routers. I am not sure if the multiple routers is a possibility, but I know Internet Connection Sharing used to work, and no longer does now. So,

Internet-> Modem-> Wireless Router-> Laptop (Vista)
1.) I have a laptop connected to my wireless, and plug it into the xbox with a network cable. When I first got it, this worked perfectly after I simply enabled Sharing in the connection settings. After I reset the modem and router for some other stuff, it stopped working. ICS is still enabled in settings, and my xbox fails finding an IP address for some reason.

I tried the settings on automatic and it does not work. The xbox has an option to input custom settings like IP, subnet mask, gateway, DNS 1/2, and MAC stuff.

What could be stopping the ICS from working like it did before? What settings should I input and what steps should I go through?

2.) I have an extra old wireless router laying around... Can you connect a wireless router to the internet through wireless internet? Or can I share the connection from laptop->2nd router->xbox?
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A:Wireless Problem... Internet connection sharing or multiple routers possible?

Forget ICS and just bridge the two network connections on the remote box that is connected to the XBOX. It's much simpler and it will eliminate the NAT layer of ICS from interfering with the XBOX connection.
 

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I need to set up 4 wireless routers on the existing network which has 4 hubs located at different floors. These hubs will be replaced by wireless routers. The signal from each wireless routers will allow access to multiple computers on each floor. Any suggestion as to how I should set up new routers. If there is a diagram available I would appreciate if you could display or email.
 

A:Multiple wireless router setup

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First off, let me apologize for mis spellings, this laptop needs a new kayboard badly.

What im doing is setting up a 2nd wireless router to extend wireless network to other half of house and Garage.

My main wireless router is a WRT54G... Nice base model, used for DNS/DHCP and my main network config.

2nd router (in diff room) is a Truemobile 2350 (Piece of junk sold to my parents by dell when they bought a laptop)

Anyways, they are both setup, and both run off different networks. main is 192.168.1.X (x being maker for each machines specific address) and the trumobile runs on 192.168.2.X...

The issue is, each will provide me Internet, but when im on the truemobile, I cannot see shared stuff on my network.

Heres a little "diagram" of how its all connected.

Gateway (actiontec DSL)--WRT54G--Cisco Catalyst(forgot wat series)----Tuemobile.

Any ideas? (This is sad since I majored as a Cisco CCNA for two years :'( )
 

A:Solved: Multiple Wireless router setup

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I've recently upgraded my internet provider to BT and received a BT Home Hub 3 as the new wireless router. Previous to this I was using a wireless Belkin G + MIMO ADSL router (model number F5D9630-4).

There are places in the house where the wireless signal is very poor. Connecting to the internet using either of these routers is difficult in these spots. However, since the Belkin is now spare, I've been thinking about trying to use it as a low cost repeater (i.e. free) to extend the wireless range in the house.

There are several good articles that I've found on this site which address the connection of two routers together (e.g. John Will's article on connecting two SOHO routers is a good example), but they rely on an ethernet connection between the two routers. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to establish a wireless link between the two routers to extend the range of the current wireless network.

Cheers everyone, and thanks in advance.
 

A:Extend a wireless network using a wireless link between two wireless routers

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Hello, I have two wireless routers, which are Linksys WRT54GS Firmware Version: v1.50.6 and Netgear WGT624 Hardware Version: 3V Firmware Version: V4.1.11_1.0.1, and I'm trying to set the both up to communicate with each other. Now the Linksys router is the one connected to the internet, and the Netgear is just sitting there acting only like a LAN connecting. Reason why I'm trying to do this is cause I have a storage link connected to my Netgear. And I'm tired of always have to log off the Linksys and onto my Netgear by going to "View available wireless connections." If anybody can help please respond I really do appreciate it. Thank's for your time.
 

A:How to setup two routers to communicate

Hi and welcome. I'd remove your email address. We don't communicate that way here, firstly, and secondly, you'll get more spam than you did before
 

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Hi, Good day tech guys, i am from the philippines and would like ask how to setup 2 wifi routers at home. I have a Zyxel P-660hn-t1q as primary and my linksys wrh54g or prolink h6300g to be used as secondary wifi router. How can i configure or setup my secondary wifi router to extend the wifi range from the ground floor to the second floor of my house.

Any suggestions will greatly appreciated and thank you in advance for the help
 

A:Dual Wifi Routers Setup

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I have a T1 backbone connected to a Linksys wireless 4 port N router running 2 hubs and 1 websmart POE switch. I need to bring in another network on the same T1 backbone, keeping it separated from my current network with it's own DHCP router. I'm thinking I need to go from the T1 to a hub uplink port, then out to the ethernet port on both routers. Keeping the current setting on #1 router 192.168.1.1 and assigning an IP to the #2 Linksys router 192.168.2.1. I'm not sure if this will work, but it seems right, right?
 

A:How do I connect T1 to two DHCP routers, setup two networks

Thanks Rick

Thanks for your input Rick.
Currently I do have the T1 in the WAN port of my Linksys wireless router. This is my network DHCP server and has been working great. We have a school moving into my church building and I'm trying to provide them with their own LAN and internet. I'm not going to spend the cash for VLAN stuff, not cost effective. So I guess I'll just have to give them a router with static IP routing and their IT guy will have to assign IP's to each of their machines. My Linksys router is managing about 20 user stations and 5/8 wireless each day. This leaves me about 20 IP avail for my network. I could easly manage the school's needs without another DHCP router, but I don't want them to see my shared folders on my network. The static solution is the only one I can think of. Plus I don't want to use up my IP's.
 

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Have a NetGear WPN824v2 and can not connect to the internet or even the router set up page. I tried routerlogin.net, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, resetting the router, turning everything on/of, restarts, checked cables, etc with no luck. Running Windows XP, the router did work last time it was connected. Now all router lights lite up, and it looks like it's trying to go....even lights up and holds the #3 lan/cable position where I've connect it to the computer. Any ideas.
 

A:Solved: Routers - Setup 101 and can't get past first step

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Does anyone know of a router that can have more than 1 DMZ?? It will be for a small business, so the less complicated the better! Thanks! Alan
 

A:Multiple DMZ routers??

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Hi,

My landlord has a router, on the 192.168.1.xxx range, ports are forwarded to .1.13(WAN side of my router upstairs), then from there to .2.155 (dumb AP) and THEN to the server .2.31

Yet, I cannot VNC in on 5800 or 5900. I can within the network, not a problem!

Anyone got an idea what's going on here?
 

A:VNC through multiple routers

hum; cascading routers do create problems when port forwarding is required.

you need each router to port forward to the address of the next router and
the last one forwards to your system for the VNC client.
 

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ok well this is going to sound crazy but here we go i have a ubee cable modem router model number u10c037 out of that i'm going to two linksys wrt54g's to split to all the rooms in my house then in two of the rooms i have linksys befsr41's and finaly in one room i have a net gear wgr614v10 now it works sorta but i keep having to reset them every now and again right now i'm useing all of the down stream routers as switches what i'm asking is why do i have to keep resetting the system and what can i do to keep it from happening if anyone can help me in great detail i would be very happy i think its an ip address problem but not sure
 

A:Multiple routers 6

Starting from the modem;
isp = = modem --->(WAN port)ROUTER#1​then to have ALL systems on one network, daisy chain from R#1 to the next but
ONLY connect (LAN)-->(LAN) between all the others. Router#1 will now control
al DHCP assignments - - even for any WiFi router in the chain.

This requires that ONLY R#1 have an active DHCP, so each of the others need
to be set to disable DHCP.

1) One-by-one, connect Router#x via wire to a system, use your browser to access the
router default address, login using the user/password for that router, and DISABLE DHCP.

2) Many routers come preconfigured for lan address 192.168.x.1 where x is 0,1, or 2

Every network can never have duplicate IP address and if allowed, will case network failures.

As you disable the DHCP, also set a new default LAN address 10.0.x.1
where X is 1,2,3,... N and use a new X for each one you've fixed.
Thus, if ever they are wired R1(lan)--(wan)R2---(wan)R3---(wan)R4)
the addresses would be 10.0.1.1-->10.0.2.1-->10.0.3.1-->10.0.4.1
(but you don't want that for routing table reasons)

3) also change the default password for each router.
If your system login password is abcdefg,
you might set the primary router#1 password to abcdefg#1
router#2 to abcdefg#2 and so on.
 

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Usually, the home user has little need for two or more routers.
To get more connectivity, one only needs to add a switch/hub
(switch is preferred) to the existing router and more slots become
available for more systems.

The typical case for the home user to add a router is expanding a wired
LAN and adding wireless connectivity at the same time. The issue will
be the configurability of both routers. The setup will look like


Code:

modem -- routerA ---- routerB ---b-systems
+
|
+------ a-systems

Which router is existing vs new really doesn't matter other than getting
the configuration correct. If I had my choice however, the B-router
would be my new wireless router for security reasons (later described).
A wireless Access Point would also fit nicely in the router-B location.

CONFIGURATION

Both routers will need to be configured, likely hardwired at first to
one of your systems. You will need to access your router?s
configuration page which is brand-name dependent:

Netgear 192.168.0.1
D-Link 192.168.0.1
Linksys 192.168.1.1
Belkin 192.168.2.1​
Once you've logged into the router, be sure to set a new admin password!

TWO parameters will determine success/failure of the configuration:
(1) the router's ip-address and (2) the subnet mask.
(of course you need the other stuff too, but these determine the data flow)

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A:Tip: using multiple routers

how to setup wireless router to wireless router
please give me some help
 

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i am running a home network that works great with no issues except one. my computer cant find the others on my network as well as vise versa. we have computers in my house. the main one is in the middle with the dsl and the main netgear wireless n router wnr834b v2. the internet goes from the dsl into the net gear router. then the computer connects off of that via Ethernet. now i have my computer and its wired as well. since i needed some extra ports i used another belkin wireless n router. i can access both routers via the internet but it shows only under the netgear router page that the main computer and my router r connected. (as well as the other comp) now since it doesnt show me as one of the connections off of the router i cant see the other people in my network.

is there a way to fix this?
 

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i need some help with my network. it just to all work fine but i cant remember how i had it configured before. this is what i got

in the basement i have a speedtouch 5x6 adsl moden/router wich is conected by ethernet cable to a sweex lw310 300n wireless router on the first floor. from there i have an ethernet cable running to the 2nd floor on the otherside of the house to a linksys wrt54g wireless router wich hooks up to my pc and xbox and wirelessly to my brothers laptop in the next room.

i now have the sweex dhcp disabled and the cable coming up pluged directly into my pc, this works. i can plug my xbox into my other port and this also works but it complains about the nat type being stikt. i tried forwarding the ports needed on the speedtouch and enabeling the unp in all diferent combos but it made no difference.

when i hook up the linksys and then plug the pc and xbox into that i cant connect to the internet

can anyone please tell me what to do, thanks a lot.
 

A:multiple routers

You have two secondary routers ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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I have recently begun to buld my own PCwhich I'm proud of but my question is.
When I have finished it is going to go in my room upstairs.
Would it be possible to attach a router to the new PC upstairs and connect to the other
router(Main) downstairs?

Its just I want to keep speed up and reduce on wiring the routers are wireless.
 

A:Multiple Routers

It depends on the routers. Most routers only work in infrastructure mode, but some can be configured as a wireless bridge. What are the exact make/models of the routers in question?
 

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Hi everyone.

I've limited networking knowledge. I can get a simple one modem router set up and get the household on the internet. But now I have an office located in the next room.

In the new office, i've got small router and a synology diskstation. I was hoping to get each office computer to be able to access the Diskstation. Synology Assistant can see the Diskstation but it's status is "Connection failed". If I change the setting in the small router to be DHCP, then my computers can access the diskstation. but I can't get internet. and vice versa.

Question: is it normal to have multiple routers in the house? if so, how should this be set up or should i just get a computer guy in to sort it?

I've attached a sketch of what I've got at the moment,

Thanks
Eugene
 

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This is my firt post in the "Networking" section

Lets say i have a PC and another Hp pavilion portable.And lets say that had a Dell router with me with a DSL and USB cable included.If i Connected the router to my Pc and everything was working fine,would my portable (if i looked) automaticaly detect the wireless router on my PC or would i have to take specific measures to fix it all?

If theres measures to be taken..would someone inform me and please provide a (if possible) walkthorugh through all this?
Thanks for helping!
 

A:Just a quick but crucial question about wireless connections and wireless routers...

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I live in a large house that has ethernet ports throughout the house. I need to have two separate wireless routers to insure I have wireless coverage. There will be one upstairs and one downstairs. Is there any advantages or disadvantages in naming both of the wireless networks with the same name?

Thank you for looking.
 

A:Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

I wouldn't use two SOHO wireless routers for this.

The better way is to use APs from companies like Aruba Networks, Ubiquiti, or Meraki. These companies have APs which allow them to operate as one unified wireless network without the expense of purchasing a wireless controller. By doing this, you have the ability to add APs anytime you want which will join the AP cluster and operate as a unified device with the cluster. It allows the ability to have the APs being aware of each other and as a result adjust their output transmissions so they won't be stomping on each other running full blast. It allows you to use one or more SSIDs which all the APs will service and hence more seamless roaming throughout your house; without issues inherent with using independent APs or with SOHO wireless routers configured to use the same SSID. These systems also have the ability to constantly auto select operating channels in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands so your wireless network is always operating at the best efficiency/performance.
 

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Hi there

Right, I really need some help here - I thought I had done this correctly but clearly not as it still doesn't work

Info
Basically, I got my sister a wireless router, and purchased a big antenna for her to take up to Uni, as she has rented a house with loads of friends, and it's massive with very thick walls.

Luckily, the router and modifications mean she can access it all round the house (although she has had to put a long cat 5 cable in to put it on the middle floor).

When she finally got round to purchasing internet (from "Be") they sent her a wireless ADSL modem / router.


Here is the problem:
The router they sent doesn't have the range needed in my sisters house.
The router I gave her doesn't have an ADSL modem.
They also don't have a telephone cable going to the middle floor, only cat 5.

How can I connect the two routers together?
I know it's possible by turning off DHCP etc from the second router, but it doesn't seem to be working.

More info:
Router "A" is the ADSL modem/ wireless router they provided.
Router "B" is a Kcorp KLG-575 - pdf manual can be found: here

Connection info from a pc connected wirelessley to router "A":




Physical Address: 00-16-6F-96-2F-BD
IP Address: 192.168.1.69
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained: 20/11/2007 16:21:12
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A:Connecting two routers together - One wireless ADSL, the other a DSL wireless router

You need to get her a wireless Access Point and place it in a central location in the house. Select the DSL modem and configure the Access Point to connect with it...
 

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Hello everyone, here is my idea. I would like to connect 3 routers to 1 switch hub, where 1 server computer and 10 client computers will connect to the switch hub.

ROUTER A ROUTER B ROUTER C
192.168.1.254 192.168.1.253 192.168.1.252
255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0
GATEWAY ROUTER ROUTER
DHCP enabled DHCP disabled DHCP disabled

SERVER COMPUTER, PC#1, PC#2
IP ADDRESS - 192.168.1.250, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ROUTER - 192.168.1.254
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0

PC#3, PC#4, PC#5, PC#6
IP ADDRESS - 192.168.1.3, 192.168.1.4, 192.168.1.5, 192.168.1.6
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ROUTER - 192.168.1.253
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0

PC#7, PC#8, PC#9, PC#10
IP ADDRESS - 192.168.1.7, 192.168.1.8, 192.168.1.9, 192.168.1.10
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ROUTER - 192.168.1.252
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0

All of this will connect to the switch hub. I hope it is not confusing, cause I'm a bit confused myself.

I need help on whether this setup will work, I want the server computer to see all computers and will be able to access them. I am also confused about the DNS server address, what should I address to each router?

In case you were wondering why didn't I get a fat pipe and connect all the computers to it instead I took 3 pipes and grouped the computers into 3 routers. Hmmm... well, I guess it looks fun to do it. I would like to here from you guys/gals before I even start this project.

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Hi,

I've got a bit of an intermediate setup which probably isn't going to be long-term but I can't think of a logical reason why it shouldn't work so I'd like to solve it... after all, how do you learn about things if you don't give it a go :-)

I have combined DSL modem & wireless router providing internet access "wirelessly" to multiple PCs at home. I also have a wired router, connected to our main PC, also connected to a NAS HD which I use to back-up music and photos- this wired router has no other connection inc internet. (For info, the NAS HD used to be connected to the wireless router but the bandwidth wasn't high enough to support the large volume of data when I was backing up, particularly when our laptop was being used to go online).

So in summary- the subject PC is connected by wires to a NAS HD via a wired router, but accesses the internet via a wireless router/modem.

My problem is that there seems to be a conflict between the 2 arrangements- I'm a novice when it comes to setting up networks so I may well have missed something obvious! I have ensured the routers have different IPs (wireless 192.168.0.1 and wired 192.168.1.1) but other than that are left with basic/automatic settings. There was a short time when all seemed to be working in harmony, but shortly afterwards only one set of network connections will work at a time i.e. disable the wired network adapter and the wireless connection to the internet works fine; disable the wireless adapter a... Read more

A:Conflict between multiple routers

Sorry for the zombie post, but I was running into the same issue and this thread was the only thing I could find that was similar to the issue I was experiencing with duplicate DUIDs. I just wanted to post a solution here so other people could discover the fix via google as I hoped to.

In my case, I obtained duplicate DUIDs from imaging a Windows 7 machine on Altiris and applying that image to another computer. If you used any back-up system to quickly get two machines up and running (Ghost, Altiris, LANDesk), there is a chance that the registry values that cause this issue were merely copied.

After doing some searches through the registry, I found the following values:

HKLM\System\ControlSet001\services\TCPIP6\Parameters\Dhcpv6DUID
HKLM\System\ControlSet002\services\TCPIP6\Parameters\Dhcpv6DUID

Those strings should contain that computer's DUID. Change the DUID so it matches the correct hardware address. Once you have changed the strings, restart. It should then give the new DUID you assigned it. Hopefully, this works for you.

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Hi,

I've got a bit of an intermediate setup which probably isn't going to be long-term but I can't think of a logical reason why it shouldn't work so I'd like to solve it... after all, how do you learn about things if you don't give it a go

I have combined DSL modem & wireless router providing internet access "wirelessly" to multiple PCs at home. I also have a wired router, connected to our main PC, also connected to a NAS HD which I use to back-up music and photos- this wired router has no other connection inc internet. (For info, the NAS HD used to be connected to the wireless router but the bandwidth wasn't high enough to support the large volume of data when I was backing up, particularly when our laptop was being used to go online).

So in summary- the subject PC is connected by wires to a NAS HD via a wired router, but accesses the internet via a wireless router/modem.

My problem is that there seems to be a conflict between the 2 arrangements- I'm a novice when it comes to setting up networks so I may well have missed something obvious! I have ensured the routers have different IPs (wireless 192.168.0.1 and wired 192.168.1.1) but other than that are left with basic/automatic settings. There was a short time when all seemed to be working in harmony, but shortly afterwards only one set of network connections will work at a time i.e. disable the wired network adapter and the wireless connection to the internet works... Read more

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I am currently running an all wired ethernet network here in my home. The cable comes into my house in the basement. At this location sits the cable modem and my firewall router, a D-Link DI-604.

I want to add wireless to my home, and have been considering getting a 802.11g connection. I would like the router/access point upstairs on my main floor. To me, the logical device to buy is an access point that is wired into my current ethernet network. However, all the access points (AP) I have seen have been more costly than a wireless router.

If I purchase a new wireless router, can I plug it into my wired network upstairs, which ultimately is plugged into my DI-604 downstairs? If this is possible, I'd assume that these act as two individual networks. Is this true? I want to be able to share a printer and shared folders on my Windows boxes. If they are indeed two networks, how can my wired PCs see my wireless PCs inside the other network? Can I turn off the firewall features of the wireless network?

Could anyone offer advice? Thanks!
 

A:Multiple routers on same network?

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Hi all,

I am trying to connect together two identical Netgear wireless routers (WGT624 v3) to extend my network. This is what I have so far...

A Virgin Media modem connected to Wireless Router 1. Also wired to the router is my Main PC. This router is currently configured to enable wireless access. From this I have installed a cat5 cable to wireless router 2 which is downstairs.

To this router I would like to connect an XBox, a Wii and another PC. All devices will be wired and I'm not bothered about using the router as a wireless access point.

I have disabled DHCP on the second router and switched off wireless access. I've also given router 2 an ip address of 192.168.1.2 still no joy - can anyone advise?

Thanks in advance.

Chris.
 

A:Solved: Multiple routers...can it be done?

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Hello to all. I think this may be a general network question, but as I use Vista...

So... I have this network with a switch and two routers. The routers are connected to the switch. I connect a laptop directly to router B (i.e. not to the switch), because router A is meant to be used by other PCs. The network activity icon shows that it's connected to the network from router B, but when I run "ipconfig" in the command prompt, it shows the default gateway etc. from router A!! More specifically, it should show 192.168.1.254, but it shows 192.168.1.1. How can this be??

Thanks in advance.

A:False gateway with multiple routers?

The router gateway in virtually all routers has the last number in the IP address set to 1. Have you modified the settings in router B somehow so that the gateway is 254?

Ed

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Hi Guys!!
I recently started working for a company that lost their IT person, and until they find someone much more qualified than I, I have agreed to help where I can. I am the most tech-savvy individual working here, and that is really...really sad.

Currently I am having an issue with three Linksys routers. They are being used as access points to distribute a WiFi network spanning the entire store. The routers all broadcast the same SSID and have an IP address of 192.168.11.xxx

I can connect to these routers, but am unable to access the internet. There are other routers of different makes and models broadcasting their own SSIDs... but also use the 192.168.11.xxx scheme.

Only ONE router using the 192.168.11.xxx address has Internet connectivity.

The former IT employee has no desire to share information or be contacted. I am trying to figure out what they were trying to do...and how to fix it.

Any ideas or advice to point me in the right direction would be insanely appreciated
 

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Techrepublic has a nice description of supernets; a means to add network devices
without the necessity of extra ROUTE ADD configurations (which does not work in XP/Home).
From Techrepublic: Why would I want to use supernetting?
ISPs frequently use supernetting to allocate IP addresses most effectively. There may be scenarios where you have many LANS, WLANs, or VLANs that might be optimally suited for supernetting to best administer your network needs. Keep in mind that supernetting introduces complexity to network administration that needs thorough planning, testing, documentation, and administrator competence.

Most new routing equipment and current operating systems support CIDR in their implementation of the TCP/IP protocol. However, before a supernetting implementation, it is critical to ensure that all components of your network are supernetting-aware. This includes operating systems, network services, routers, routing protocols (RIP2, for example does not support CIDR), and any network-based services used on your network.​
While the usual 254 devices are sufficient for most of us, the assumption is there's only one router.
Adding multiple routers is wasteful UNLESS there's a specific need, such as adding wireless support
to a wired network (another alternative is an Access Point).

The advantage of a second router is grouping devices and controlling access
via firewall rules;
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Hello,

I have what I consider a very basic understanding of networking. I work for an IT solutions provider and a restaurant chain which we support needs to fix a PCI compliance issue. The network at the location was put in place a year ago with little documentation. My goal is to move a DVR device for CCTV system away from the PoS machine, because the DVR requires a port open which is not good for PCI compliance if both are behind same router.

I apologize for ignorance or lack of any details you might need to help me, if there's some info I need to dig up,I'd be happy to find it. I'm in a rough spot trying to fix this. This is how they are set up.

They have a bridged modem which is the first thing that the DSL line comes into. My impression is that the proper way to use multiple routers with a bridged modem is to have a "main router" which will be the director, if you will. All the other routers should then plug into that main router, as opposed to having multiple routers plugged into a bridged modem. I've confirmed that for whatever reason, TWO Linksys Firewall Routers are plugged into this bridged modem which is a Netopia. Again I apologize but I don't have the model numbers. This brings me to my first couple of questions.

1. If two routers are plugged into the same bridged modem, how would they behave? Wouldn't they be fighting for control to be the "main router"?

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A:How to use bridged modem + multiple routers

One thing I noticed from reading your post was that the problem you are trying to solve (not having the port opened to the DVR on the same network as the PoS) would not be solved by placing router C behind router B. You would still have to open the port on router B to allow it to pass to router C. Wouldn't this be the same as opening the port in router B to allow it to pass to the DVR (if the DVR was connected to router B)?

As far as the issues with AT&T, you can only program the IP addresses that they assign to you in the routers. They should be able to tell you how many IP addresses are assigned to your customer. If you have a router behind another router, only the one connected to the modem would have an IP address from the ISP.
 

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Hey,

So my dilemma is this. I have a large facility and want to use my already existing wireless routers as access points. I have a 2 Linksys WRT54Gs ethernet connected to a DSL router. The router IP addresses are as follows:

192.168.1.1 - main DSL router
192.168.1.2 - 1st WRT54G
192.168.1.3 - 2nd WRT54G

I also have them all set to the same SSID (which I want) and automatic channel selection. My problem that I'm experiencing is that my iPads and iPod touches keep dropping connection on me. They'll drop or sometimes have a very slow connection and I can't seem to figure out what is causing it! I have a reliable 7mbps DSL connection and that's more then plenty for me. I'd like to tear all my devices back to factory reset and program them again, the right way this time.

Please let me know what I should do.

Thanks.
 

A:Multiple Routers as Access Points - HELP!

I won't try to tell you what you should do, but I'll mention some possible causes of the symptoms.

When a wireless router (or wireless access point) is allowed automatic channel selection it often gets carried away with all the freedom and responsibility. There is a good chance that some or all are frequently changing channels or checking to see if a better one exists and can't be bothered with giving 100% attention to its clients. In case its not obvious, when the access point changes channels there is at least a brief disconnect until the client connects to the new channel.

When Windows has the opportunity to connect to multiple networks with the same SSID it will choose one at random (not necessarily the strongest) and sometimes randomly decide to disconnect and then connect to a different one (not necessarily a stronger one). iOS likely works similarly.

Some hints: if you want fairly reliable connections use different SSIDS, make your own choice of channel assignments, and either assign each device to use only one of those, or if iOS gives you a way to prioritize connections do so with care.

If you want good roaming and good connections relinquish the requirement for using independent WAPs or routers and open your wallet.
 

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I hate to ask what is probably a simple question, but after days of forum searching and hours upon hours of tweaking I still can't make this work.

I have a:
Dlink di-704 gatway with an ip: 192.168.0.1
Netgear WGT 624 Wireless router ip: 192.168.1.1
Linksys WRK 546 Wireless router ip: 192.168.1.1

Currently I am only using the Netgear wireless router, set up with a static IP address from my ISP, using one of the LAN ports for a Dell server which is for storage and set up for FTP use so I can remotley upload/download files.

I am wanting to use the Dlink as a gatway, connecting the Netgear/server for business use, and connecting the Linksys for a 'guest' wireless access point so clients can access the internet without seeing the Netgear/server.

Cable Modem
|
Dlink----------------------
| |
Netgear Linksys
|
Server

You name it, I've tried it, and I can't get it to work
The last thing I tried was setting up the Dlink with all of the correct static ip info, which worked because I can access the internet. I then turned off the DHCP on the Netgear and tried to change the LAN from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.0.100 (the ip range the DLink gave me was from 100-199), but it didn't work. I can't even log back into the admin page of the Netgear using the 192.168.0.100-I have to reset it and start over. I've tried connecting LAN to WAN, LAN to LAN..nothing. Haven't even attempted the Linksys because I can't even get the Netgear to work lol... Read more

A:multiple routers/gateway config

First off, you would have the guest computers connect to the router connected directly to the Internet feed, and the secure connections on a router daisy-chained off the primary router. This protects the secure connections using the NAT layer of the secondary router. I have no idea what you plan on doing with the 3rd router.
 

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Guyz I am having some real issue right now, after introducing a new Wireless Router for the conference the current network suddenly gone bad (Internet running slow, and won't work in some case - but if I disconnect/unplug the new Wireless Router everything is back in business)

Here is my network infrastructure.



The weird things is I got very good signal from New Wireless Router and able to ping most sites but having problem with browser won't loading the page. Also old network tense to lose it connectivity sometime able to use the net and some other time it won't and like I had mention before if I disconnect the new Wireless Router everything back to normal. The real question is, what did I do wrong please help me
 

A:Network trouble with multiple Routers

With that topology (wiring), I would make sure both wireless routers were
at the opposing ends of the channels; one on channel-1, the other on channel-11.

Set different SSIDs

Make sure ALL routers have the latest firmware
and ALL systems do too. It often makes a difference.

How many systems are on the downlink side of the HUB? You might find
better thruput and more reliability by using a switch.

Hey! Just noticed that the new wireless is attached to the modem-- what gives,
Don't tell me one is via rj45 and the other is USB; this doesn't work!
Move # 2 router to a lan port on router #1,
wireless#1(lan) --->wireless#2(lan) not the WAN!
make it an Access Point and disable DHCP on #2
 

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I am trying to access home security camera from outslide my house.

I have an AT&T internet coming into the house. They have a router that comes into the house and that splits off to another router in my house which carriers CAT5 all over the house. One of the wires go to another router that I use for my wireless devices. One of those wireless devices is an security camera.

Here is my question. I want to view the camera from the internet outside the house. I have followed the instructions given by the manufacture for port forwarding. I have port forwarded the wireless router since the camera is connected to it. Is that wrong since the DSL is coming in one router and then going to another and then to the wireless? I guess I am just trying to find out what is right way to make this work since the way I am doing things now does not seem to be working.
 

A:Multiple routers and port forwarding

Are you sure the second one is a router and not a switch? What is the need for so many damn routers?

Once you port forward from the router with the security camera try and access it on your LAN behind the second router. You will have to set up port forwarding on all routers that are gateway devices.
 

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Hey All,

I have a question regarding extending my wireless network throughout my building.

I have on hand three Linksys WRT54GL wireless routers and am wanting to use all three to expand the coverage area of my signal.

What I am thinking is, using the latest firmware from Linksys, hard wiring the cable modem to the main router and then configuring each of the other two routers with a different IP, placing them a distance in either direction from the main central router. It sounds logical on paper, but can it be done?

If so, can anyone walk me through the process, or at least direct me to a link where this process is explained in detail?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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I have two Netgear routers (N150 and DG834) and want to set them up so that in my office (external to the house) I have wired internet connection and in the house wireless, the office is too far away to run the wireless for the house there. The router in the office is connected to the ADSL line with the router in the house connected to it via a network cable.

I have disabled wireless on the office router however when i try to run both routers together I get an IP Address Conflict, I know I need to change the IP address so that they don't conflict but when I have tried this it hasn't worked and I have had to reset the router to the able to access it.

Any advice and / or solutions would be gratefully received.
 

A:Network Multiple Routers - IP Conflict

If you are cascading the routers (LAN port of first connected to WAN port of second) they have to use different LAN subnets. Since they both probably default to 192.168.1.x change one of them; for example, to 192.168.3.x).

If you want the office and house devices to all be on the same local network connect/configure as follows.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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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