Thread: Connecting Two Routers
March 23rd, 2004, 05:47 PM #1
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Connecting Two Routers
I have a Linksys Wired Router and have 2 XP pcs connected to it - I am getting a SMC Barricade Wireless router so I can connect a laptop - I was wondering if there is a way to connect the two routers together or will I just have to eliminate the wired router? I just want to know if connecting 2 routers together is possible and what the pros or cons would be of doing it. Thanks.
March 23rd, 2004, 06:08 PM #2
yes it is possible.actually on my current setup its configured that way (modem connected to linksys router and dlink router connected to the linksys) 4 wired computer and a wireless laptop plan on hooking up playstation2. if u plan on going all wireless i think its better to have just 1 router. as regards to cons n pro i dont really know probably 2 hardware firewalls..-I2n0ld
March 23rd, 2004, 06:20 PM #3
You could, but you may end up isolating your wireless hosts from the wired side. That may not be a bad thing if you're concerned about security.
If you use static IPs, you could set the WAN side of the wireless router to use, say 192.168.1.x (or whatever IP range your wired router uses on its LAN side), and then set the wireless DHCP to use the 192.168.2.x range.
You can't fix stupidity.
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