to use the modem/router as a switch but if you have too much trouble configuring it, it's cheap to buy a 5-port switch.
New to the forums here hello to all! First let me explain what I have...motorolla cable modem hooked to dlink wireless router all of which is on this end of the house along with my home office computer. kids room at the other end of the house equiped with new computer and xbox 360. I have a 100' network cable running from my dlink router to the kids room (shared by 2 boys). One wants to be on the computer the other wants to play xbox live and of course they want to do it at the same time.
Question is: i have another modem/router combo unit (netgear) can this be connected to my dlink router and support both computer and xbox in thier room.
I've seen other forums saying its possible by changing the netgear ip address and turning off dhcp or something to that effect but that just makes it a swith and i'm not sure that will support both units at the same time. i would like any suggestions do i need different equiptment?......is this configuration impossible?.....should i just take away thier electronics? please help!!!