Two router network 8 replies

Please wait...

error41

Your mom is over 9000!!!!!!111

50 XP

9th April 2006

0 Uploads

597 Posts

0 Threads

#1 11 years ago

So i have a d-link wired router in one floor connected to the cable modem. One of the ports has a cat5 running to another linksys wireless router that connects one pc wirelessly and one wired. I try to establish the linksys to run as router and not a gateway but when I do, i cannot connect to the internet. If i run it on gateway it connects to the internet but its slow online gaming is crap. Anyone know what to do?




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#2 11 years ago

You need one router; if you need to extend your network then you need to add a switch (wired) or an access point (wireless). You don't add a second router.




error41

Your mom is over 9000!!!!!!111

50 XP

9th April 2006

0 Uploads

597 Posts

0 Threads

#3 11 years ago

Both of which are accomplished through a second router set as such... Back to square one.




GateCrusher420 VIP Member

What is this place?

71,255 XP

17th February 2007

0 Uploads

6,233 Posts

1 Threads

#4 11 years ago

You need one router connected to your cable modem. You need a Wireless access point to connect to the wLAN. You can either go with an onboard network card or a Wireless access point. You don't need two routers.




error41

Your mom is over 9000!!!!!!111

50 XP

9th April 2006

0 Uploads

597 Posts

0 Threads

#5 11 years ago

Alright i will throw the other router away, even though it says can be used as a[SIZE=-1] Wireless Access Point on the back of the box! [/SIZE]




GateCrusher420 VIP Member

What is this place?

71,255 XP

17th February 2007

0 Uploads

6,233 Posts

1 Threads

#6 11 years ago

Well if it can be used as a Wireless Access Point then use it. Don't need to spend money for something that you already have. AND NEVER THROW STUFF AWAY!!! Always have a backup.




Revenge VIP Member

Shizzle my nizzle

117,165 XP

28th July 2004

0 Uploads

10,354 Posts

0 Threads

#7 11 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4014205You need one router; if you need to extend your network then you need to add a switch (wired) or an access point (wireless). You don't add a second router.

Not theoretically, but most routers these days can be set to run as a switch, as his seems to be able to do.

Background information:

The terminology in the industry is flawed: almost all domestic routers contain switches - the 'router' part of the box is simply the bit of silicon which connects the two networks together - usually the internet and the home network. Whenever you plug in cat 5 wires or connect wirelessly to a router, you're connecting to the switch that the router happens to have. So if a router has an in-built switch, it's not exactly hard for the makers to allow people to use only the switch part of the box and not the router part.




error41

Your mom is over 9000!!!!!!111

50 XP

9th April 2006

0 Uploads

597 Posts

0 Threads

#8 11 years ago

Ya, I know I need to use the second router, I was being sarcastic about throwing it away, but my question was, how can I set it to be a wireless/wired access point. I tried setting it but the internet doesn't work, etc.




GateCrusher420 VIP Member

What is this place?

71,255 XP

17th February 2007

0 Uploads

6,233 Posts

1 Threads

#9 11 years ago

Well. I usually just use a Router and Wireless Access point. I'm not really sure how to set it up.