Router on router?

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

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    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
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  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.

    Mike
     
    Bloke Down The Pub, Jul 9, 2007
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    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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