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Cascading wired routers

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February 14, 2010 7:52:50 PM




Above is a picture of my home network and what I would like to do is cascade them but I simply do not know how.
I want the DGL-4500 to be my main router and the EBR 2310 to be secondary.

-How do I get my computer to be recognized by the main router
-How do I get my main router to assign IP's to my xbox and downstairs PC using DHCP?

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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February 14, 2010 11:04:47 PM

As far as I know, you can't do that. Why not let each router act as a DHCP? That certainly doesn't cause issues as long as the network is different on each router.
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February 14, 2010 11:09:09 PM

Interesting, but I know very little about DHCP so would I just set different ranges for both routers? or is their another way to go about that?
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February 14, 2010 11:18:25 PM

Set a DHCP range for the DGL 4500, e.g., 192.168.0.100-192.168.0.254. Set a different DHCP range for the EBR 2300 router, e.g., 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.254. Assign a fixed IP address to the Internet port on the EBR 2300 (192.168.0.2) and connect it to the DGL 4500. Then routing should work properly. Since the EBR 2300 is not connected to the modem (Internet), disable it's firewall.
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February 16, 2010 1:00:11 AM

Best answer selected by xco.
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February 16, 2010 1:01:38 AM

Thanks for the advice but to save myself the hassle I have just switched the second router to a switch and it is working perfectly. It sucks that my router cant also function as a switch
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February 17, 2010 2:24:53 PM

xco said:
Thanks for the advice but to save myself the hassle I have just switched the second router to a switch and it is working perfectly. It sucks that my router cant also function as a switch


Of course you can use your router as just a switch, you just have to know how. But given this post is marked SOLVED, I'll assume you're satisfied w/ the current situation.
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