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Help connecting third router with DD-WRT

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
August 17, 2013 1:07:47 PM

I'm having trouble connecting a third router to my setup and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction or explain what I need to try.

My current setup.

Modem > E2000 > WRT54GL (1) > WRT54GL (2, won't give connection)

Modem connected to Linksys E2000 ip of in one building. I have a Linksys WRT54GL ip set up in another building as a repeater bridge extending the signal of the E2000 router. This all works fine. I can connect wirelessly or by plugging in an ethernet cable into the WRT54GL.

Now what I'd like to do is add a third router, a Linksys WRT54GL connected via ethernet to the 2nd router.

The problem I run into is when I connect the 1st WRT54GL to the 2nd WRT54GL via ethernet cable I can't get an internet connection on the 2nd one (I've confirmed the internet connection is being passed). It connects briefly and then disconnects.

What do I need to do with DHCP? Should the third router be an AP, Client Bridge, etc..? Should I change the IP of the third router to Is there confusion in the DNS?

Not sure how to resolve. Thank you.

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August 17, 2013 3:29:55 PM

Just to be sure I understand...I'd run the ethernet cable from an ethernet port on the 2nd router to an ethernet port on the 3rd router. Would I be able to plug devices into the third router or would I only be able to connect wirelessly?

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August 17, 2013 11:45:35 PM

you should be able to use the other three LAN ports