2 Routers (4 port plus 4port w/wireless) home network


V

Volker

I want to set up a home network using:
- cable modem that connects to 4 port Linksys router that connects to a

4 port DLlink wireless/4port router
- 3 computers plus the DLink are hooked up to the Linksys
- 2 computers plus a wireless are hooked up to the DLink
Not sure if I created a mess, but only the computers hooked up directly

to a router see each other, but NOT the computers that are on the other

router.
Can I make the routers "see" all computers?
Or: how else can I hook up 5 computers + 1 Wireless with this hardware?

I guess the pros will tell me: hook up the wireless/4port router to the

cable modem, then plug in a regular hub (not a router).
I am guessing that routers effectively "block" what is behind (almost
their purpose). But since I have these 2 routers, I thought I can use
one as a hub. Can a router be "made" to act as a hub, maybe switching
firewall or other stuff off?
 
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R

Rick Wintjen

Volker said:
I want to set up a home network using:
- cable modem that connects to 4 port Linksys router that connects to a

4 port DLlink wireless/4port router
- 3 computers plus the DLink are hooked up to the Linksys
- 2 computers plus a wireless are hooked up to the DLink
Not sure if I created a mess, but only the computers hooked up directly

to a router see each other, but NOT the computers that are on the other

router.
Can I make the routers "see" all computers?
Or: how else can I hook up 5 computers + 1 Wireless with this hardware?

I guess the pros will tell me: hook up the wireless/4port router to the

cable modem, then plug in a regular hub (not a router).
I am guessing that routers effectively "block" what is behind (almost
their purpose). But since I have these 2 routers, I thought I can use
one as a hub. Can a router be "made" to act as a hub, maybe switching
firewall or other stuff off?
What port on the DLink did you use to connect to the Linksys? If it's
the WAN port, you have created two separate LANs. Use a LAN port on the
DLink and disable all the router functions, making it an Access Point.
That puts all the computers on the same LAN.
 
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K

Kurt

And disable DHCP on one or the other.

Rick Wintjen said:
What port on the DLink did you use to connect to the Linksys? If it's the
WAN port, you have created two separate LANs. Use a LAN port on the DLink
and disable all the router functions, making it an Access Point. That puts
all the computers on the same LAN.
 

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