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Dual LAN and Wireless Router

  • Configuration
  • Wireless Router
  • LAN
  • Modem
  • Wireless Networking
Last response: in Wireless Networking
September 12, 2009 10:12:08 PM

I'm looking for a way to run my cable modem direct to my desktop, but also keeping wireless internet active through the house.

Currently I have:
Modem->Wireless Router->Desktop+Laptop

The only problem with this setup is the router doesn't get along with some of my online gaming. Even with opening ports, triggering ports, and/or DMZ, it won't work.

What I'd like to do is:
Modem->Desktop (Dual LAN)->Wireless Router

Is that possible through the dual LAN and internet connection sharing? I can get it to work for 1 computer via a phsyical cable, but I have yet to get my router sync'd up with LAN port 2.

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September 14, 2009 3:11:47 PM

Look for a router that does get along with your online gaming.
September 15, 2009 1:38:00 PM

I'm looking for serious responses from knowledgeable networking gurus.
September 24, 2009 10:28:09 PM

I found a similar situation on If you are using Windows XP the solution was basically the following:

Start > Control Panel > Network Connections (or Start > Run > ncpa.cpl)
Select both Local Area Network Connections
Right click on the selected connections and choose Bridge Connections

Then just connect your wireless router into LAN port 2. You might need to tweak your router's settings, depending on the manufacturer.

By far my favorite quote on dual LAN ports:
"Experts have pondered the multi-NIC question, and one of their best answers is that: If you get a short enough network cable, dual NIC's can make a convenient carrying handle for your MB." -Madwand