Wireless cable to wired to computer and VOIP? Help

By SophistEs ·
I am trying to set up a wireless router with a wired router behind it. Wireless serves the house. Wired serves the desktop and two VOIP modems. The wireless (Surfboard SBG900) stays up, but the wired (Linksys befsr81) connections go down continuously. Rebooting the Linksys brings it back, but not for long.

Before I was running a wired cable modem (SB5100) to the Liknsys and everything worked fine. I can't figure out the conflict between the two routers.

Here's the setup:

Cable into wireless router. Ethernet from wireless router to to WAN port on Linksys. Ethernet from linksys to computer and two VOIP modems on slots 1, 2, 3 respectively.

I have not tinkered with the settings in the wireless. I have tried disabling DHCP on the Linksys, but that just shuts down my connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Two possible fixes

by robo_dev In reply to Wireless cable to wired t ...

You don't really need the linksys router.

Solution one:
Plug an ethernet switch into the motorola and hang your wired stuff off that.

Solution two:
Use the netgear as a switch.

To use the netgear as a switch, turn off DHCP in the netgear, assign it a static IP address in the same range as your other network devices, and plug a LAN port of the netgear into a lan port of the motorola.

As long as DHCP is enabled in the surfboard and has enough addresses to assign, this should work fine. Be sure to assign a static IP address to the netgear that does not conflict with the range (scope) of IP addresses configured in the DHCP server of the surfboard. So if the DHCP scope in the surfboard is to, then assign the netgear to

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