Connecting another router


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Chuck

All computers are running XP and have a D-Link router DI
604 and a Netgear but they don't have a uplink port. Is
it possible to connect these two routers together if they
don't have a uplink port?

http://www.dlink.com/products/?model=DI-604

Ben,

If a router has no uplink port, you can get the same effect by connecting one of
its regular ports to another router by using a crossover cable.

Some modern routers auto-detect cable type, and will work equally well with
either a straight-thru or cross-over cable.

Cheers,
Chuck
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
 
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Hans-Georg Michna

All computers are running XP and have a D-Link router DI
604 and a Netgear but they don't have a uplink port. Is
it possible to connect these two routers together if they
don't have a uplink port?

Ben,

what do you want to achieve by that? Normally one doesn't
connect a router to a router.

Hans-Georg
 
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Jack

Hi.

As Chuck said above connect regular port to regular port.

And you should make sure that the DHCP On only on one Router.

Look at this page, it meant for Wireless but the principle is the same to
turn any Router to a Switch: http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

And if some one wonders Why the hack you use Router when you need a simple
switch?

Well, the USA Cable/DSL Routers are a lot of time (while on sale) cheaper
than simple switch.

Like this Cable/DSL Router with 4 ports switch for $7.99 after rebate look
at the bottom of the page):
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0151876

Jack (MVP-Networking).
 

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