Daisy-chaining switch routers...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Nozza, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Nozza

    Nozza Guest

    I currently have a Linksys BEFSR41 switch-router connected to a cable
    modem. It has four ports on the back, and now has 4 PCs connected.

    I would like to add a wireless connection. If I get something like a
    wireless switch router it will have the wireless connection, plus an
    extra four "wired" ports. If I connect the wireless switch router to
    the back of the existing switch router, will network traffic work
    normally - will the ports on the back of the second router work
    normally, or wont it work?

    Hints tips and advice welcome.

    Nozza, Jan 30, 2005
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  2. Since you already have a router you'd be better off with a wireless
    access point or at least configure your wireless router as a WAP.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jan 30, 2005
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  3. Nozza

    why? Guest

    Yes, you set it up as an wireless access point (WAP). Remove 1 of the
    PCs from the Linksys and plug in the PC in the WAP. The unused port on
    the Linksys connects to the WAP.

    You can even do this,
    Existing router -> Wireless AP(single port) -> (another room) Wireless
    Router / 4 port (as AP) this gives multiple switched ports in 2 rooms,
    handy for networked printing.
    It even works as 2 different networks, I have a mixed Netgear / Belkin
    which default to 2 different IP ranges, although the present setup isn't
    that anymore.
    It works fine if you follow the setup notes.


    why?, Jan 30, 2005
  4. Nozza

    Nozza Guest

    Thanks for the replies - muchly appreciated.

    Nozza, Jan 31, 2005
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