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Hey guys, first off all, im a total networking noob, i have basic knowledge about networking and ethernet stuff.
Current situation is: 2 different internet connections (2x ADSL 16Mbit)
And 9 Pc's (2x wlan router)
Code:
                  
Modem #1 -> Router1 -> PC 1-5
 
Modem #2 -> Router2 -> PC 6-9
But, we're willing to switch over to one 24Mbit line..
So would this work?

Code:
 
Modem #1
|
Router 1 
   /         |
PC 1-4   ROuter #2
                |
               PC 5-9
So the second Router's WAN port is connected to a LAN port of the first router.
I've read something about switches.. but all Pc's really need internet..
Edited by dasparx - 6/6/08 at 8:11am
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Yes, you can connect a second router to your single network and use it as a "switch". You will just need to disable the DHCP on the second router (#2 in your example) to disable its routing function.

Or, if you don't mind spending the money, you can buy a true switch and do the same thing (however since you already own the router, then why bother. )
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Dark fury is right

you can have the internet coming in to WAN port of router #1. then use one of the ports on router one and connect it to a port on router #2 (NOT WAN PORT). of course you have to go into router #2 and disable DHCP. but if you do that aren't you short on ports for the PC's -> so called "daisy chain" the routers

so you should go get a Switch and set it up like:
Internet connected to Router #1 (WAN PORT). THen using another port on the router connect it to a port on the switch. Now you can connect all computers to that switch.
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Dark fury is right

you can have the internet coming in to WAN port of router #1. then use one of the ports on router one and connect it to a port on router #2 (NOT WAN PORT). of course you have to go into router #2 and disable DHCP. but if you do that aren't you short on ports for the PC's -> so called "daisy chain" the routers

so you should go get a Switch and set it up like:
Internet connected to Router #1 (WAN PORT). THen using another port on the router connect it to a port on the switch. Now you can connect all computers to that switch.
I wont be short of ports, we have 9 pc's here, and only 6 of them are wired, 3 are wireless(laptops..). so i see no problems here ( 3x wired on R#1, 3x wired on R#2 AKA 'Switch' , and 3x wireless on R#1)
I'll try this as soon as i know what the ip of my 2nd router is to connect and go to the 'admin' panel.
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