Use 2nd router as a switch Tags: Routers Switch Linksys Networking Last response: April 14, 2011 1:05 AM in Networking Share username123 April 12, 2011 3:45:08 PM Hi, I am currently using a Thomson SpeedTouch ST780WLT router, which is working perfectly. (I have no idea if you've even heard of this model in America, but whatever). I've got a second router currently not in use, a Linksys WRT54GC, that I want to set up as a simple switch to extend my network by a few ports. However I cannot get this to work, no matter what I do (yes, I've read the Ultimate Setup Thread). I connect the Linksys to my main router using LAN-LAN. Then I set up the linksys to have the IP 10.0.0.139 (my main router's IP is 10.0.0.138) and DNS to 10.0.0.138 etc. I've turned off both DHCP and WLAN on the linksys, to use it as a simple lan switch. What am I doing wrong? More about : 2nd router switch tz147 April 12, 2011 5:51:45 PM switches dont need IP's as they are transparent. make sure you have plugged the cable into linksys's LAN port. m 0 l axxeon April 14, 2011 1:05:52 AM Hi, Refer to Cascading a Router(Same subnet) in the thread below, that should sort it out for you. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/33700-42-ultimate-mod... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUsing router plugged in to switch? Forum SolvedUsing a 2nd router to extend range Forum Solvedextend wifi range using 2nd router with only 1 port LAN Forum Use 2nd router for more wired ports? Forum Solved2 routers-one for IP Surveillance, 2nd for PC/Laptio use? Forum SolvedUsing Router as Switch and Repeater Forum Question about using 2nd router for gaming Forum Create a Guest Wireless Network using a 2nd router Forum Can I use ethernet switch before my router? Forum Can I use ethernet switch before my router? Forum Use 2nd wireless modem router as relay Forum SolvedProblem using a DGL 4500 Wireless router w/ TP Link switch Forum Internet slows down when using a switch/router Forum SolvedShould I be using a router or a switch to connect Ethernet controlled devices? Forum Using 2 Wireless routers to extend my range but no internet connection on 2nd router. Forum How to connect a router to a switch using Powerline adapters? Forum Can I use a gigabit switch at full speed with a 100 megabit router? Forum Is it wise to use multiple Ethernet connections from router to switch? Forum 100Mbit Router / Gigabit LAN - Use A Switch? Forum Wireless Range Extender using PowerLine and 2nd Wireless Router Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !