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I picked up a Linksys wireless router for $2 today at the thrift shop. Steal? yes. But now, I have a weird internet config with a router on my receiver(dish), and a cable that runs to the house where they set up a wireless router as a switch/WAP. I'm trying to do the same thing with the one I picked up so I can connect them, but I am a complete networking noob. The router is a Linksys BEFW11S4.
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So it's a wireless B router - don't expect much for speed!

However, what you want to do is ...
1) Do a 30-30-30 reset on the router to get it back to factory defaults. What you will be doing here is holding the reset button with the power on, pull the power for 30 seconds while still holding the button and plug it in for 30 seconds while holding the button. Then release
2) Connect your computer to one of the switch ports (LAN) and log into the router. If you have DHCP running on your current router/modem combo, you will want to disable the DHCP functionality. Otherwise you'll be having some interesting things.
3) Give the wireless router an IP address on the same network as your current router/modem combination.
4) Set up wireless SSID and security
5) Plug one of the LAN ports into one of the LAN ports on your router/modem combination.

That way it isn't performing a NAT and everything is on the same network!
    
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...Awesome o.O I am going to try this ^^, thanks. Also, it is B but my internet is only 7 Mbit/s anyway, and it's just for casual use.
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You'll not notice a difference in Internet speeds then.
    
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