Dual Routers

lysergius2001 lysergius2001 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 08:05:54 PDT 2007


Sort of.  I would still like to use the ethernet connection to connect to
both the adsl modem and my internal network which uses fixed ip addresses,
and have option to use the wireless connection via cable modem to the
internet.  Does that make sense?

On 10/16/07, Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca> wrote:
> > Is it possible to run two routers?  I have an ADSL modem and
> a
> > wireless router  The both are accessed using dhcp.  I would
> > like to be able to switch from one the the other, or have both
> available.
> > Is this possible?
> If I understand you correctly, you could do this:
> Change the LAN IP of the wireless unit to
> Plug the ADSL modems ethernet port to the LAN side of the wireless router.
> Plug your PC's into the remaining LAN ports on the wireless unit.
> Essentially, this turns your wireless 'router' into a bridged access
> point.
> You will have to disable DHCP on the wireless router, and let the ADSL
> modem hand out addresses.
> You will surf just fine, and you will be able to access the wireless
> router for maintenance at 1.2, and the ADSL modem at 1.1
> Hope this is what you were after.
> Steve

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