Here's how we setup the normal way.
Internet -> (wan port) Router -> 8 or more port hub.
I'm left to guess you want to use another router else where off a port of the hub. If so you never use the WAN port of the second router. GOOGLE THIS -> How to use a router as a WAP?
Hi all. There have been similar questions posted here but nothing exactly like my situation. In my house I have ran 8 Cat5e cables from various locations to a common utility point. At that point, a cable modem is installed to provide my internet connection. My goal was to connect from the RJ45 port of the cable modem to the WAN port of an 8 port device to which all the Cat5e cables would connect. One of the cables is wired to an RJ45 port located above my kitchen cabinets so I could place my wireless router within my house at a central location. When all of this was put together and assembled, I could not get my laptop connected to the internet. I could "see" the wireless router but could not communicate with it. Because the wireless wouldn't work when connected like this, I relocated it at the utility point and connected the output of the cable modem to the WAN port of the wireless router directly and got wireless communication with my laptop. One of the other cables was connected to one of the wireless LAN ports to establish a connection to a desktop computer. The equipment I bought to satisfy my original goal was an TP-LINK, Mdl. TL-R860, 8 port, router. The wireless router is an ASUS Mdl. RT-N66U wireless router. Is my problem the fact that I have a wireless router connected to an 8 port router with an IP address problem? Would there be no problem if I had an 8 port switch instead of an 8 port router? If I change the IP address of the wireless router can the original arrangement with the original equipment be used? Thanks for any input you may provide.