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Linking two routers
miteyq Mar-03-02 06:56 PM
I currently have an existing network consisting of 3 computers(win xp) using a Linksys 4 port router. I just purchased a dlink -713p and am trying to expand my network. I plug a straight cat5 cable from the uplink port on the Linksys to the WAN port on the D-link. However the Wan light on the Dlink does not even light up. Do I need to use a crossover cable? Also what setting do I use to make the two routers communicate? Do i keep DHCP on on both routers? What IP address should I use? Has anyone tried this setup before?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.


1. RE: Linking two routers
lbyard Mar-04-02 12:37 PM
In response to message 0
>Has anyone tried this setup before?

Yes, sort of. Preferably, what you need to expand a router is a switch (http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/diffrout.htm). I made it work with both DHCP servers working. However it was a temporary thing just to test a router and PC for a customer. If you must have two routers, I would attempt to turn-off the DHCP server on one of them (probably the one without the wireless capability, which I guess is the reason you bought a second router) and also make it act as much like a switch as possibleóbypass the NAT. Finally, I use wire wherever possible, which to date has been everywhere. Larry


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