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Windows 7: A question about using two routers

24 Mar 2010   #11

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It should I had to use The same setup i picked up wireless signal form my father-in-laws cisco router upstairs to my laptop then shared the Ethernet from the laptop to the second router then my whife's tower and mine were Ethernet form the second router, then I brodcasted to the kids room form the second router to one of their towers and then shared that Ethernet to another tower basically 3 network segments with 2 wireless hops. Now that we have moved i have 1 router as the main router that is full the one port goes to a swich that is where we get connected then My wireless router provide's all my wireless connections and gives me 3 more Ethernet ports as well. You can also google for how to use your router as a switch and look in the manual form the manufactures web page the is how I figured out how to do it. Just take it in steps start with getting Your HTPC to share the connection then set up the router You might have to have the router hooked up to the Thpc in order to get the adapter to reconize the their is something connected to the other end if so just give the router an IP address sometimes they are picky so give it something like or what ever seems dumb that is close to the beginning that will be avaliable for you to use. You will know when it works when you access try to access it from your borwser it wont work with the old IP address so use the new one if it works you are good and remember to turn off the DHCP service in that router, And do not use the wan plug everything should go into the lan and you should be good to go You can hook up to that router anyway you want other than the Wan. Good luck just be Persistant with it, It will work.

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25 Mar 2010   #12

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Wow, thanks again for your replies. I think I understand what you are talking about, and I will give it a go when I get home in the morning. Again I am glad that I found this forum with its wealth of knowledge and helpful people. It is always a boon when you find sites like this and I consider myself lucky, I will contribute as much as I can and try to help people just the same as I was helped.
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