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what type of device do I need....

by gccch / November 5, 2007 2:19 AM PST

if I want to share an internet connection in the following manner:
1) DSL modem connected to router
2) Wired connection from router port to ??? device
3) ??? device provides WiFi connections to multiple computers to access the internet.

Thanks,

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Here's what I have connected this very second.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 3:06 AM PST

Cable modem -> wifi router -> 2nd wifi router.

I did this to fill in some no so great spots in the home.

Today this is cheaper than a WAP.

Bob

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need more info.
by gccch / November 5, 2007 4:12 AM PST

I had done that at one time but am having difficulty after replacing router #1 (the one connected to the DSL modem). Now with the new router, router #2 does not allow connectivity to the internet. I am looking for the proper device to connect to one of the router ports.
Thanks,

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I only changed ONE setting from router 1 to 2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 4:17 AM PST
In reply to: need more info.

You have DSL so your router 1 logs into the DSL via pppoe. I don't need that since I'm on cable. SO adjust as you see fit.

But I did have to make sure the LAN on router one was not the same IP range as router two. I used 192.168.1.x for router 1 and 192.168.2.x for ...

Besides that, it's just the default settings.

"I am looking for the proper device to connect to one of the router ports"

That would be a wifi router or WAP. Today, the wifi router is the cheap solution.

Bob

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