First, I'm not savy with home networking, I muddle through it most of the time.
My current setup is a wired connection from modem in office to Linksys WRT54G2v1 in livingroom and from it I have wired connections to Mac & Laptop back into office, Apple TV and another Linksys WRT160Nv3 located in far bedroom.
The reason for this setup is that my home has been a vortex of death for wireless and cell reception. I have a guest house on same side of house as far bedroom and in order to get single to the person living there, I put in the WRT160N in the bedroom. This setup works but lately the 54G causing the wired connections to loose internet connectivity. This seems to happen to me every 2 years with Linksys and I end up buying new.
I purchased a D-Link EBR-2310 v2.01 non wireless router to put in and take all the wired connections off the 54G. But I fear I'll break everything when I try this.
Anyone have guidance on how best to treat the Linksys routers if I have the D-Link as the primary router?
I have 14 days to return D-Link if this turns into a nightmare.
It is currently connect to the WAN/Internet port. The whole setup between the two routers was something Linksys had helped me with and it took a few hours of trial and testing with them over the phone.