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i need help setting up a router behind a router.. long story short, i moved and brought my networking stuff home, and now need to set up my LAN inside my room inside my familys LAN... if that makes any sence.

so iv tried so many things but with no avail.. if anyone has done this let me know how.. i got a WRT54G that will be the inside router..

i "think" what the problem is that the first router doesnt see the second router as a valid device.. and so it rejects it.. or i need a Xover cable for router to router useage... someone plz shed some light on my n00bness
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post #2 of 13
You need a switch, not a router. A router + a router will not work.
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Is this a direct cable or wireless? If it is wireless you may have some problems with the ip but essentially if the main wireless is braodcasting its ssid the you should be able to connect (me thinks) Is the other wireless secured? I puchased a buffalo air station to connect a few non wireless computers to my wireless network and have had trouble with a ip conflict but as far as getting them to see each other it was a matter of running the supplied software. Check out the routers website for a faq or something.
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they are both wireless.. and secured (i know cus i did it)

but im going to have it hardwired.. i know seeing somewhere that you "could" run a router behind a router with special a special set up... and im fairly good with networking... so what im thinkin is i need to get a Xover cable... just like going from pc to pc.. router to router would be the same? at least LAN on first router to WAN on second..

i dunno.. i really have no idea how exactly to set it up
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Like Jori said, it wont work. You need to get a switch , router>switch>other pc's.. router to router wont work. Ive been done this road before lol.
    
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post #6 of 13
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no pwn intended.. but i think its still possible.. just hae to get the config right.. somehow u need to trick the first router into thinking it is a switch.. not that hard, but making the second router into that switch is a little harder since it doesnt like to share its resources.. ie DHCP table...

i know i have seen turtorials on how to do it.. but they just amiss right now...

also i remember seeing on the box of the router i could use it behind another router..

ill update this when i get it working, or fail trying.
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post #7 of 13
It is possible contrary to what others have said but your router needs to have certian settings, what you need to do is on your second router is disable the WAN and tell it that it needs to be switching from a normal port(it may do this as soon as you disable the WAN) So basically you will have to cable from your first router going to one of the 4 normal ports and then plug your comupters into the others, you are basically turning a router into a switch but you can only have 3 computers hooked up to it.
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post #8 of 13
Router+Router does work. That's how I have my wireless network set up (because my AP died ). I have an Airlink router as my main device and a WRT54GS acting as an AP. A few conditions that need to be met for it to work; devices must be directly connected (by cables) and the WRT54GS must be configured to work with another router on the same network; this can be done by going into the setup utility, click the Advanced Routing tab and setting the Operating Mode to Router instead of Gateway (the dafault value).
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post #9 of 13
Sort of along the lines of what others have said, basically the 2nd router becomes a switch and/or Access Point, depending on how you set it up.
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post #10 of 13
I just set up a LAN in my room which under a Linksys router, which is behind my house's D-Link router.

I don't know how similar it is for all Linksys products, but try this:

1. Go to the Advanced options
2. Go to Dynamic Routing
3. Change the Working Mode to 'Gateway' instead of 'Router'.
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