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# 31842 1-Apr-2009 13:17
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Hi all,

I have a dsl router with 1 ethernet output.
I also have a wireless dsl router with 4 ethernet ports.

Is there a way to be able to connect the non wireless router to the wireless router allowing me to have a wireless internet connection?
Or, do I need a WAN port on my wireless router for the internet input?

(yes I know I could just use the wireless adsl router and eliminate the other one, but I just want to know if it's possible to do?)

Thanks,
Steve.

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  # 204706 1-Apr-2009 15:18
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should be possible.
Disable the DHCP server on the Wifi enabled unit.
Configure your Wifi on the wifi enabled one and your pc/laptop
Connect the 2 with an ethernet cable (may need cross over cable)
The Wifi enabled router should allow a client to connect, when the client requests an IP address that will come from the only DHCP server available which is the single port router.

Since the IP address being given out is from the unit that is connected to the internet the client should be given the correct gateway and DNS server details

Regards



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  # 204732 1-Apr-2009 15:51
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Cool, thanks man I'll give it a crack and let you know....prob tomorrow.

Steve.

 
 
 
 


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  # 204733 1-Apr-2009 15:54
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No worries.  Was thinking of one thing that might cause a problem is if the single port DSL router isn't capable of handling more than 1 machine at a time.  You might get 1 machine working but not any others.
What are the make and model numbers of both devices?

Regards

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  # 204738 1-Apr-2009 16:11
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Ive had a lot of problems with this in the past and its usually not as easy as that. Depending on the brand of router your probably going to run into problems with bridging the devices.. if the one port could go into half bridge mode its possible if not then youll be hard pressed to get the routers talking to each other easily..



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  # 204746 1-Apr-2009 16:54
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I am only sure of one model which is a Linksys WAG54G
The single port router is supplied by Telstra.
Both are my Dad's and I'm not there so I can't get the model number, until I call him.

I expect it might be a bit of abttle and if it can't work then I'll have to invest some time into getting his Linksys up and running again....for some reason when you press connect nothing happens even though all settings are correct.

Cheers,
Steve.

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  # 204800 1-Apr-2009 21:28
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garvani: Ive had a lot of problems with this in the past and its usually not as easy as that. Depending on the brand of router your probably going to run into problems with bridging the devices.. if the one port could go into half bridge mode its possible if not then youll be hard pressed to get the routers talking to each other easily..

In this case you might try using Linksys only as an access point/Ethernet switch (no firewall, etc).
Disable DHCP server on the router from Telstra and use it as an Internet router. Give its LAN a static IP (e.g. 192.168.1.1 mask 255.255.255.0, DNS Servers: from your provider) Check if the connection to the Internet is working, using a computer with Ethernet and static IP (e.g. 192.168.1.10, default gateway: 192.168.1.1 Dns server 192.168.1.1 (or from your provider).
On Linksys disable WAN interface give its LAN 192.168.1.2, mask 255.255.255.0, default gateway: 192.168.1.1 (Telstra router), DNS server 192.168.1.1 (or from your provider)
Start address pool in its DHCP server from 192.168.1.3.
Connect your Linksys to Telstra, using one of  the 4 its Ethernet ports (usually the 1st one)
So all the equipment going to be in the same local area network. So now if you connect a computer to the Linksys it should get the address from Linksys's DHCP Server with e.g IP: 192.168.1.3, mask: 255.255.255.0, default gateway: 192.168.1.1 (Telstra router), DNS 192.168.1.1 (or from your provider).
Did the same to the WAG54G and old Dlink router last month because could not force them to work in the normal mode (WAG54G WAN interface->Dlink half-bridge mode), though it was working fine with another Dlink router in this mode before. 



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  # 204802 1-Apr-2009 21:36
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Alig thanks heaps for that info, sounds like it should do the trick. I'll visit Dad between now and Saturday and give it a try based on other suggestions and yours.

Steve.

 
 
 
 




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# 205519 6-Apr-2009 12:16
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alig, it worked. Thanks very much. The only difference is I have dhcp on the Telstra router, for some reason the Linksys dhcp wasn't issuing ip's after I made the changes.
But, it works and Dad is happy :)

Cheers,
Steve.

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  # 205532 6-Apr-2009 13:16
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No worries :) Btw, if you know someone in need of a computer tech or sysadm, pls let me know. Tired to be unemployed :(

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