Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Darey, 4 Feb 2006.
Is it possible to daisy chain 2 routers together to have more computers connected to the internet?
YOu only need one router. You can add more PCs by using a switch.
You can by turning off the internet connection and dchp server off
This would turn it into a expensive switch
Cheers, is it possible to do that with a router though as I have 2 anyway, and how hard is it to sort out?
Like ste_bla said, turn off the DHCP server on the second router. Connect the two routers together using a patch cable between a LAN port on the first router, and a LAN port on the second (going into the WAN port will only over complicate things - double NAT isn't nice).
Once you've done that, the second router is acting as a switch - plug PC's into the LAN ports on either router and away you go.
Cheers everyone, ill go and have a go at that and see what happens.
I might be back later when I get stuck
You'll make your life hard! Especially as your routers very likely aren't "designed" for configurations but simple toggle features on and off.
Give it shot. If you don't succeed just buy a cheapo £10 switch.
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