Connecting two routers

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by George S., Nov 7, 2003.

  1. George S.

    George S. Guest

    I want to set up a wireless LAN to my wired LAN by connecting a WG 614
    Wireless router to my Linksys BEFSR41 ethernet router.

    Is this a as simple as connecting the routers together via the uplink ports,
    or is there more to it than that?

    Thanks George
    George S., Nov 7, 2003
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  2. George S.

    Dain Guest

    No, it is not as simple as it sounds. Two routers on the same subnet
    will wreak havoc, unless one is set up as a relay agent. I would
    suggest setting you wg614 to bridging mode if it has one. and allow
    the befrs41 to handle all dhcp requests. OR ditch the befrs 41
    altogether and use the wg614 alone.
    Dain, Nov 14, 2003
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  3. George S.

    George S. Guest

    Thanks Dain.

    George S., Nov 14, 2003
  4. George S.

    Bob Guest

    The Linksys router can be turned into nothing more than a 4-port switch by:

    1. Change it's IP address to one that is not likely to be assigned by your
    other router's DHCP server.

    2. On the DHCP tab, disable the DHCP server.

    3. Click on the Advanced tab, then the Dynamic Routing tab. Change the
    working mode from Gateway to Router.

    4. Connect it's Uplink port to one of your other router's LAN ports.

    I have a BEFW11S4 that is set up that way and connected to my BEFSR41.
    Works like a champ.

    I got my info from the Linksys Knowledgebase:

    I can see no reason it wouldn't work on a non-wireless Linksys router.

    Bob, Nov 15, 2003
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