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#1 barwarner

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:14 AM

I have a DSL cable modem installed and I want to add a wireless router.  Both the modem and the router have DHCP enabled by default.  is this a problem or do I need to disable it in on one of them?

 

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:20 PM

You need to disable one of them. It may be easier to disable it on the Wireless router, unless your familiar with your DSL Modem.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:56 PM

Answer really depends on two things:

1. is it a modem or a router?

2. how do you want to configure your network?

 

If a router not a modem you can connect the 2nd router per this article

http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/

 

or you can do double nat [both dhcp servers enabled] with different lan subnets like 192.168.0.0/24 for one and 192.168.1.0/24 for the other

 

BTW referring to a router as a modem is really bad form.  It indicates a misunderstanding of what the two different devices do.



#4 barwarner

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:52 AM

Thanks for the replies.  What I am calling a DSL modem is the piece of equipment that AT&T installed for my U Verse internet service.  It's a Pace model 5168NV and inside the configuration it is called a Gateway.  I am not that familiar with the differences between the different networking components, so I don't know if this would also be considered a router.

 

I want to the add a wireless router so that I will have not only wireless access, but additional LAN ports on another part of the house.

 

Any additional advice or suggestions is appreciated.

 

Barry



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:04 AM

Yep its a router :-)  follow the instructions on that link and you can have your wifi and a shared vs segmented network.






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