Hi,\n\nI have a small network with 60 PCs. Right now the network is a mess,\nwith several switches cascading each other. We have a Linksys BEFSR41\nconnected to one of our switches to give us access to the internet\n(8Mbit cable connection). All the PCs have the Linksys's IP address as\ntheir default gateway.\n\nRecently we've installed a new Cisco 2800 router to give us access to\nour corporate offices. All internet traffic should be routed through\nthis router, so we are going to disable the Linksys router.\n\nBut for now I would like to have the two routers connected\nsimultaneously to the network to do some tests, so that some PCs can\nconnect to the internet through the Linksys and the others from the\nCisco.\n\nWhat I've done is that I've set some PCs to have the Linksys IP\naddress as their default gateway and the other have the Cisco IP\naddress as their gateway.\n\nAlthough at first it seemed to work, people started complaining that\nthe internet connection through the Linksys was unstable. I set up my\nPC to go through the Linksys and in fact the connection was strange. I\ncould open a web page, and sometimes it would be fast, sometimes\nslower, other times it wouldn't open at all. Disconnecting the Cisco\nfrom the network immediately resolved the problem.\n\nCan someone please tell me what is the problem with this setup? I\ndon't even know if I'm supposed to be able to connect two routers on\nthe same network.\n\nThanks in advance for any help.\n\n\nBest regards,\nMeireles.