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Linksys router behind another router

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by trickyrick, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. trickyrick

    trickyrick LI Guru Member

    I have a combo router modem (not linksys) that my IP provider sent me and it works good. I have run a cat 5 underground next door to my Dad's and plugged in a wireless linksys router. Other than disabling DHCP is that the only thing that I have to do with it. I want to use port forwarding that would go through that router
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Depends on what you are trying / wanting to do. In some cases dhcp will be enabled and you will plug into the wan port of the router at your dads, other times you will plug into the lan port and disable dhcp (leaving wan port open).
     
  3. trickyrick

    trickyrick LI Guru Member

    I thought the wan port was for the DSL modem.
    the linksys router is only used to connect other computers to the network. My combo router/modem has dhcp enabled so will supply the IP's
    For the one computer behind the linksys router I tried giving it an IP address and leaving the DNS address blank but once I did that I could not get onto the internet. So I left it open letting my router/modem assign the ip. I need to give this computer an IP address because I use it through port forwarding.
    Thats why I asked the question if I had to change any settings other than disabling DHCP.
    Thanks
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Like i was saying, if you want to keep all computers on the same network, then take the cable you ran to your fathers place and plug it into a lan port. Keep dhcp disabled on his router and all should be well. Oh and make sure you give his router an ip on that same network so you can configure it when need be.
     

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