Router on router?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by steam3801, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. steam3801

    steam3801 Guest

    Current system :-

    ADSL -> Modem -> Router -> computers + hub/switch -> more computers

    Will a w/less router run off the hub/switch (i.e. will a router
    receive/process an already "routered" ADSL signal)?
    steam3801, Jul 9, 2007
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Why would you want to rather than replacing the original router with a wireless router ?
    Rod Speed, Jul 9, 2007
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    Highlandish Guest

    not sure, it seems you want a layer2 device to do teh layer3 work. why dont
    you put teh WAP on the router after the modem?
    Highlandish, Jul 9, 2007
  4. Yes it will work, just be sure to disable the DHCP server on the wireless
    router. Also set the wireless up with no security, initially, and once you
    have a connection then add in the security.

    Bloke Down The Pub, Jul 9, 2007
  5. steam3801

    steam3801 Guest

    Tks Mike, just what I wanted to know (it's not going to be permanent
    just want to have a look at the config & security settings on a w/less
    router that will be used elsewhere, a location out of town I can't get
    to. The user can then do the rest).
    steam3801, Jul 9, 2007
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