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Trying to connect a modem/router to another router

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Trying to connect a modem/router to another router

sean_crockford
Hey, i have a d-link DSL-500T moed/router and can currently only use
one pc at a time with it and tried to connect a Lynksis wrt54G wireless G
router to it but cant seem to get it .....tried searching similar questions
but keep getting stumped.....can anyone help? please?
just incase you are wondering i want the network to go something like
this
PC--->Lynksis Wireless router--->D-link modem/router--->internet
oh and this is using both the MAC and Windows trying to get it to work
on both types....thanks.
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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    DSL Router with a hardwired connection once you have that working and can access the Internet, plug in the CAT 5 cable from the Modem/Router to the Uplink port of the Lynksis and then again with a Hard Wire setup to the Lynksis to have it work with the security that you want on the WiFi LAN side of things.

    When this is done and you can get an Internet connection directly via the wire unplug the CAT5 Cable and setup the WiFi units on each computer and that should be all that is required unless there is something else that you want to do here other than just share the single Internet connection.

    Col

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    sean_crockford

    ok thanks will give that a try, but do i have to do anything
    with the lynksis DHCP like disable it or what type of
    connection do i need there is a list from (Autoconfigure -
    Static ip - PPPoE - PP2P and L2TP) sorry for the trouble im
    just really new at this stuff so not sure how to go about
    it...i already have the internet connection from the d-link
    modem/router so now i use the ethernet cable from the
    modem/router to the WAN port on the Wireless router
    correct? then use another computer to access the wireles
    router's page then...im a bit confused both ip's are
    192.168.1.1 for both the router and the modem/router
    thanks for te reply though

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    But as you are directly connecting to one you can use that IP Address to access the unit that you are hard wired to, to run the setup utilities.

    If you are new to this stuff just leave everything on Auto Configure as you already have a router setup so with the Lynksis setup all you need worry about is the WiFi access.

    Actually it's a bit of overkill using 2 routers as this is a waste of money but as you already have these units now you may as well use them, you could have used a WiFi Access Point and got the same results though.

    As for the WiFi setup this depends on what you re allowing to be sent and what Security you are prepared to implement.

    Your best bet here is to follow the directions in the manual to get a working WiFi Access point and then at some latter stage go back into the setup program and lock it down but only after you ave it working properly and have had a chance to read the manual so you understand the terminology better.

    Col

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    sean_crockford

    thanks anyway i found out the problem....not sure if thats
    what you were saying but, found out that the router modem
    and my router were fighting over the DCHP thing so changed
    the mode/router to act as a modem only changed its setting
    to bridge so that worked...
    thanks

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    ananthu.it

    In ur Wirelessrouter Web Interface You Need To select Obtain Ip Automatically In default It will Be the same so just connect ur first router lan port to ur Second router Wan port and save the settingsit would work good. Else please mail me i would like to resolve yr problem.

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    signmanbarry

    I have westell dsl modem in main office...to dlink switch with one comp in same office connected. (no problems)...cat5 from dlink to other end of building (170')...can connect computer (at far end of building)to internet @ only 10mps (don't know why, but that not main issue at this point)
    I want to connect this end of the building to the dlinkk,with the 170' cat5 to a linksys wrt54gs so i can hard wire three comps in it and also have as many wireless laptops as i want also accessing the net...have followed numerous advice but i can only connect the one comp to the dlink and acess the net. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
    Thanks,

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    DSL Router with a hardwired connection once you have that working and can access the Internet, plug in the CAT 5 cable from the Modem/Router to the Uplink port of the Lynksis and then again with a Hard Wire setup to the Lynksis to have it work with the security that you want on the WiFi LAN side of things.

    When this is done and you can get an Internet connection directly via the wire unplug the CAT5 Cable and setup the WiFi units on each computer and that should be all that is required unless there is something else that you want to do here other than just share the single Internet connection.

    Col

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    sean_crockford

    ok thanks will give that a try, but do i have to do anything
    with the lynksis DHCP like disable it or what type of
    connection do i need there is a list from (Autoconfigure -
    Static ip - PPPoE - PP2P and L2TP) sorry for the trouble im
    just really new at this stuff so not sure how to go about
    it...i already have the internet connection from the d-link
    modem/router so now i use the ethernet cable from the
    modem/router to the WAN port on the Wireless router
    correct? then use another computer to access the wireles
    router's page then...im a bit confused both ip's are
    192.168.1.1 for both the router and the modem/router
    thanks for te reply though

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    0 Votes
    HAL 9000 Moderator

    But as you are directly connecting to one you can use that IP Address to access the unit that you are hard wired to, to run the setup utilities.

    If you are new to this stuff just leave everything on Auto Configure as you already have a router setup so with the Lynksis setup all you need worry about is the WiFi access.

    Actually it's a bit of overkill using 2 routers as this is a waste of money but as you already have these units now you may as well use them, you could have used a WiFi Access Point and got the same results though.

    As for the WiFi setup this depends on what you re allowing to be sent and what Security you are prepared to implement.

    Your best bet here is to follow the directions in the manual to get a working WiFi Access point and then at some latter stage go back into the setup program and lock it down but only after you ave it working properly and have had a chance to read the manual so you understand the terminology better.

    Col

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    sean_crockford

    thanks anyway i found out the problem....not sure if thats
    what you were saying but, found out that the router modem
    and my router were fighting over the DCHP thing so changed
    the mode/router to act as a modem only changed its setting
    to bridge so that worked...
    thanks

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    ananthu.it

    In ur Wirelessrouter Web Interface You Need To select Obtain Ip Automatically In default It will Be the same so just connect ur first router lan port to ur Second router Wan port and save the settingsit would work good. Else please mail me i would like to resolve yr problem.

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    signmanbarry

    I have westell dsl modem in main office...to dlink switch with one comp in same office connected. (no problems)...cat5 from dlink to other end of building (170')...can connect computer (at far end of building)to internet @ only 10mps (don't know why, but that not main issue at this point)
    I want to connect this end of the building to the dlinkk,with the 170' cat5 to a linksys wrt54gs so i can hard wire three comps in it and also have as many wireless laptops as i want also accessing the net...have followed numerous advice but i can only connect the one comp to the dlink and acess the net. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
    Thanks,