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I was wondering how you can set up 2 routers to conect a network. Would it be as simple as plug and play?
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are you daisy chaning the routers?
because i think that you need to configure the first router, and the second one might be plug and play, bu you may also have to configure tit

or if you have a server computer, which is what I would do, id just have the DSL going into the server, and have each router hook up to the server
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If they are separate networks, you'd combine them via a bridge.

If you want 6 ports then diasy chaining might work but you'd have to keep the firmware on one router from communicating with the other..
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hrmmm you mean conect them together? thats what daisy chain means?
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yeah thats what daisy chaining is
, id just hook each router up to individual NICs
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now i noticed that there is a port named " uplink " on my router what is that for?
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now i noticed that there is a port named " uplink " on my router what is that for?
Uplink to uplink would create the 'daisy chain' effect
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post #8 of 11
The problem with connecting two routers together is that it creates double NAT. This can cause alot of problems with your connection. I recommend using one router with a switch if at all possible. You can pick one up from NewEgg for like 12 bucks.
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post #9 of 11
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to late I already have the 2 routers set up.... the funny thing is for one:
BRAINSCAN- you are kinda right. After a week or so without problems, it seemed to drop the conections today for some reason.... it was one computer that lost conection, but thats besides the point. it was as simple as unplugging both routers nad re pluging them in.

but the strange thing is, in order to get the second router to work, i had to plug into one of the ports that you would plug in a computer in normally, I cant seem to get it to work in the regualr net conection slot.
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The uplink ports on DSL/Cable routers usually require a crossover cable. However, most newer model routers have an uplink switch that will cross the port instead of having to use a cable.

As far as the connection problems, if you dont mind resetting the routers every so often, then it is no big deal. It can get annoying when trying to download large files or play games though.
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