Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Connect 2 routers together?


22 Nov 2010   #1

N/A
 
 
Connect 2 routers together?

Ahoy guys,
I have a network question...

I have 2 Linksys routers (WRT or something). Router A is in Room A along with the modem. Router B(collecting dust) is in Room B (upstairs) and Room B has most of my computers. The only "functional" computer in Room B is my laptop, but that's because it's Wi-Fi enabled. I would like to connect Router A to Router B, which would give computers around Router B an internet connection. I have some cat-5 cables laying around, which might help.
Any Help?
Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Nov 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Metamencs, and welcome to sevenforums

this tutorial may help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #3

N/A
 
 

Thanks for the help.. but I'd rather not go that way, as I feel I might botch something up..

Hmmm, this isn't what I had in mind earlier, but I guess it might do... is there some sort of hub full of Ethernet ports, that I can connect to with a cat-5 cable? (Modem>Router(downstairs)>Hub(upstairs)>Computers&WirelessPrinters&XBox360, is what I had in mind)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Nov 2010   #4

 

You should just be able to hook them up with the cat5 and use the second router as a switch/hub for the other computers.

You may need to log into the 2nd router and disable the DHCP server if enabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #5

 

disable DHCP on the 2nd router... connect cat5 to either the last or 2nd port ( i forget which ) and that should do it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #6

N/A
 
 

Thanks for the help guys. I have one last question...
I connected my cat-5 cable to the ports called "1" (there's 3 other ports, "2,3 and 4") instead of "Internet". However, whenever I connect the cat-5 cable to "Internet" my computers connected to Router B will not be able to connect to the internet. So my question is, how would you connect the cat-5 cable to "Internet" and have your computers' internet work? My reason is that the cat-5 cable takes up 1 LAN port or whatever, and I need to be able to connect my 4 computers(2)/XBox/printer. Sorry about this, but I don't know how to disable DHCP on a SECOND router. (Router A is 192.168.1.2).

Thanks for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

To change the router settings, you will need to log in to the router from a locally connected computer. What is the make and model number of this router?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #8

N/A
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
To change the router settings, you will need to log in to the router from a locally connected computer. What is the make and model number of this router?
Yeah, that's the part I don't understand....
Linksys WRT54G router.

Ugh, I seem to come across more problems than expected...
Because I can't get my Router B to work,(I musta botched something up ) I connected my cat-5 cable to computer A in the meantime. It says something
about "Dial Up Connection, PPPOE Broadband, Opening Port, Redialing, WAN Miniport, then finally Unable to Connect". Any help here?

Meh.

EDIT: (I don't know if this is my internet or what) Whenever I try to plug my cat-5 to Computer A, it gives me this Diagnostic of: "A problem with your network router... If you are connected to a home network.... turn off modem.... make sure modem is plugged into..." However, when I plug the cat-5 to Computer B(XP), it works dandy. My laptop works fine wirelessly. Computer A is: Gateway DX4710 desktop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Connect 2 routers together?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Connect 2 routers together?
Thread Forum
connect 2 routers but with gues and standard network Network & Sharing
N routers... Network & Sharing
Connect 2 Routers together Wirelessly Network & Sharing
2 routers Please Help Network & Sharing
What MTU between two routers? Network & Sharing
Can you connect two routers to one network Network & Sharing
how to connect two routers together? Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33