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Old 10-26-2006, 06:11 PM
writesuren@gmail.com
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Default Using a router as a simple hub

I have a DI-614+ router with 4 ethernet ports that I would like to
connect to my main network via an ethernet cable. The 614+ would then
act as hub and a wireless access point. I tried connecting it using a
crossover cable from my main router to the 614+'s WAN connect and
configured it with a dynamically assigned IP address. This did not
work. Any suggestions for how this can be accomplished?


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Old 10-26-2006, 06:59 PM
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<writesuren@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a DI-614+ router with 4 ethernet ports that I would like to
> connect to my main network via an ethernet cable. The 614+ would then
> act as hub and a wireless access point. I tried connecting it using a
> crossover cable from my main router to the 614+'s WAN connect and
> configured it with a dynamically assigned IP address. This did not
> work. Any suggestions for how this can be accomplished?
>


It took me a while to figure this one out - not intuitive.

Internet connection is through a DI-604 address 192.168.0.1, wired, 4 port
hub.

Wireless is Linksys WRT54GC
I treat this as a hub, but I do not use the uplink connector
Instead, I use a standard cable into one of the 4 ethernet connectors
Then I changed the address to 192.168.0.2
DHCP is turned ON for the wired router, OFF for the wireless

netmask is 255.255.255.0
gateway for all computers is 192.168.0.1
for me, all wired computers (except visitors) have static IP addresses
and all wireless computers and visitors use DHCP from the wired router


This way, the wireless router is simply acting as a hub for all wireless
computers in range.
Then I have added some security settings, and I leave it turned off when not
needed.

Stuart



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Old 10-26-2006, 11:14 PM
Duane Arnold
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<writesuren@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1161886303.487769.248690@i3g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
>I have a DI-614+ router with 4 ethernet ports that I would like to
> connect to my main network via an ethernet cable. The 614+ would then
> act as hub and a wireless access point. I tried connecting it using a
> crossover cable from my main router to the 614+'s WAN connect and
> configured it with a dynamically assigned IP address. This did not
> work. Any suggestions for how this can be accomplished?
>


You can't convert the second router into a hub. The router has built-in
*switch* technology. You disable the DHCP server on the router and it
becomes a wire/wap *switch*.

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/expla...d-switches.asp


If you follow the instruction in the link for the Linksys routers, replacing
your two routers in the example, you'll make the connection, as the
principles are the same for the two routers when the second router becomes a
switch no matter what kind of router, make, model wire or wireless.

You configure the second router to use a static IP on the getaway router,
and you use LAN ports on both routers.

http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/...hp?p_faqid=358

Duane :)



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