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Can I Run A Wireless Router Behind My Wired Router?

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#1 spelingchampeon


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:35 PM

I need to install a wireless (Linksys WRT150N-RM) router in my home.

Currently, I am running a D-Link DI-604, which has all of my current port forwarding setups and I would like to keep it running the rest of the house.

Is it possible I could run the new router off of my D-Link router, and set that up to handle the new wireless computer?


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#2 lucent


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:44 PM

Hi spelingchampeon,

I see no reason that you shouldn't be able to do this as your a just essentially turning your wireless router into a wireless access point. You need to run an ethernet cable from one of the ports of your D-Link DI-604 to the... oh wait. I just tried to do a search for a picture of the back of your wireless router... If the back of the router has a modem port that takes an ethernet port, that is where you plug the cord from your D-Link DI-604.

You would then want to some of your connection settings on the Linksys WRT150N-RM to look to the D-Link router for connections. Providing everything goes okay with DHCP settings (you will probably want to set this connection up with a static address in the end) you should be connected, through a different subnet though of course.

If on the other hand the Linksys WRT150N-RM doesn't have an ethernet modem port, things will be a bit trickier. Let us know if you have the ethernet port on the Linksys router or not and I will explain the process in a bit more detail.
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