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daisy chaining routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by toadstool, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. toadstool

    toadstool LI Guru Member

    Hi,

    I have two routers. Router A connects to my cable modem. An ethernet cable goes from a LAN port on Router A up two stories to an ethernet jack.

    On this second story, I want to connect Router B (WRT54GL). Should I still use the WAN port for this connection even though the cable originates from the LAN port on Router A?

    Thanks for any tips!
     
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    if you want to segment any devices connecting to the second router from the other router then yes, use the wan.
     
  3. toadstool

    toadstool LI Guru Member

    Hi jgutz, thanks for the reply.

    Not particularly. All I'm trying to do is extend my wireless range without getting a repeater, because a repeater will halve my throughput. With that in mind, does it matter if I use the WAN or LAN port?

    Thanks again.
     
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Use the LAN port ;)
     
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    ya use the lan port and remember to do all the fun stuff like disable dhcp on that 2nd router
     

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