Can one router be conencted to another

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I have a 7004VWBR SMC Barricade with a print server built in.
I like the print server. The router itself is quite old and lacks
some key features. SSID broadcast cannot be disabled, nor WPA, bad
user interface. However the router itself is quite solid in
performance--no need for reboots etc.

I have a Netgear MR 814 sitting around which is a a newer model, from
what I have seen it has a better interface. I would like to find out
if it is possible to use this as a main router and use the SMC simply
as a print server. In which case do I connect the WAN port to one of
the Netgear's ports? Or is this not possible?

I would prefer not to buy another print server, since I already have
one.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    Yes, you can use one router in conjunction with another. You will have
    to make the SMC Barricade your access point (AP). Connect an ethernet
    cable from one of the LAN ports of the SMC Barricade to one of the LAN
    ports of the MR814. Plug another ethernet cable from the DSL/Cable
    modem to the WAN port of the MR814. Enable the DHCP server of the MR814
    and disable the DHCP server of the SMC Barricade. Give both routers an
    IP address within the same subnet. For example: Give the MR814 an IP
    address of 192.168.0.100 and give the Barricade a IP address of
    192.168.0.200. Personally, I'd change the entire IP address to
    something like 10.65.100.1, however, some routers won't allow you to do
    that. Unless you're planning on using the wireless radio in both
    routers, then disable the wireless feature of the MR814. There you have
    it. Take care.

    Vijay Kumar wrote:
    > I have a 7004VWBR SMC Barricade with a print server built in.
    > I like the print server. The router itself is quite old and lacks
    > some key features. SSID broadcast cannot be disabled, nor WPA, bad
    > user interface. However the router itself is quite solid in
    > performance--no need for reboots etc.
    >
    > I have a Netgear MR 814 sitting around which is a a newer model, from
    > what I have seen it has a better interface. I would like to find out
    > if it is possible to use this as a main router and use the SMC simply
    > as a print server. In which case do I connect the WAN port to one of
    > the Netgear's ports? Or is this not possible?
    >
    > I would prefer not to buy another print server, since I already have
    > one.
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    Doug Jamal <bishiv6AT@yahooDOT.com> wrote in message news:<N3wmd.25984$6w6.23185@tornado.tampabay.rr.com>...
    > Yes, you can use one router in conjunction with another. You will have
    > to make the SMC Barricade your access point (AP). Connect an ethernet
    > cable from one of the LAN ports of the SMC Barricade to one of the LAN
    > ports of the MR814. Plug another ethernet cable from the DSL/Cable
    > modem to the WAN port of the MR814. Enable the DHCP server of the MR814
    > and disable the DHCP server of the SMC Barricade. Give both routers an
    > IP address within the same subnet. For example: Give the MR814 an IP
    > address of 192.168.0.100 and give the Barricade a IP address of
    > 192.168.0.200. Personally, I'd change the entire IP address to
    > something like 10.65.100.1, however, some routers won't allow you to do
    > that. Unless you're planning on using the wireless radio in both
    > routers, then disable the wireless feature of the MR814. There you have
    > it. Take care.

    Actually I want to use the wireless of the MR814. So are the
    instructions still the same?

    >
    > Vijay Kumar wrote:
    > > I have a 7004VWBR SMC Barricade with a print server built in.
    > > I like the print server. The router itself is quite old and lacks
    > > some key features. SSID broadcast cannot be disabled, nor WPA, bad
    > > user interface. However the router itself is quite solid in
    > > performance--no need for reboots etc.
    > >
    > > I have a Netgear MR 814 sitting around which is a a newer model, from
    > > what I have seen it has a better interface. I would like to find out
    > > if it is possible to use this as a main router and use the SMC simply
    > > as a print server. In which case do I connect the WAN port to one of
    > > the Netgear's ports? Or is this not possible?
    > >
    > > I would prefer not to buy another print server, since I already have
    > > one.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    Doug Jamal wrote:
    > Connect an ethernet
    > cable from one of the LAN ports of the SMC Barricade to one of the LAN
    > ports of the MR814.

    For the above either:
    use an ordinary ethernet port on each router and
    a crossover cable,
    or
    use a straight through ethernet cable connected to an ordinary
    port on one router and an uplink port on the other router.

    wk
  4. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    Yes, the instructions are still the same. Whatever I said to do for the
    MR814 and the Barricade, simply switch them.

    Vijay Kumar wrote:
    <snipped>
    > Actually I want to use the wireless of the MR814. So are the
    > instructions still the same?
    <snipped>
  5. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    On 16 Nov 2004 14:34:45 -0800, in alt.internet.wireless ,
    vvjkumar@gmail.com (Vijay Kumar) wrote:

    (of connecting 2 routers together)

    >In which case do I connect the WAN port to one of
    >the Netgear's ports?

    no, link them together using LAN ports, disable DHCP on the Barricade,
    assign it a fixed IP in the range of your Netgear's DHCP server, or (if
    possible) tell it to get its IP from the netgear. I have 2 wireless routers
    coupled like this, works a treat and gives me semiseamless roaming from one
    end of my property to the other.

    --
    Mark McIntyre
    CLC FAQ <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html>
    CLC readme: <http://www.ungerhu.com/jxh/clc.welcome.txt>

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    On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:27:32 -0500, in alt.internet.wireless , wk
    <wk-news17@sunlight.ca> wrote:

    > use an ordinary ethernet port on each router and
    > a crossover cable,

    you almost certainly don't need a X-over cable - I'm not aware that anyone
    still makes switches that don't autosense. Hubs yes, switches no.

    --
    Mark McIntyre
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