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Setting up a second router


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AndreasEngberg

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Hi,

I am having some trouble setting up my new wireless router (want to create a private network for my laptop and pc).

The problem is this: The apartments in my building shares an internet connection, so the internet connection is transferred through a router before it comes to my place. A friend told me I had to set up my own router with its own ip and dns, but I cant get it to work.

I never tried router setup before, so any help will be appreciated, thanks. :-)

/Andreas
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kate22in

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Hai,

Can you please mention about the brand name of the router.You can very well use another router.That should not be a problem.
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AndreasEngberg

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Sure, its a Netgear wireless router WGR614v6.

The router seems to be working fine, and I have established connection on both my laptop and my pc, but no internet.

/Andreas
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Would it not be far easier to just log onto the main router via wire or wireless?

Either way, going via a router through another router doesn't make your own systems any more private than it would going through the main router. The only way to do that is just essentially don't plug them into the network.
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AndreasEngberg

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The aforementioned friend came by and sorted things out. it is working now :-) Sorry to have bothered you.

/Andreas

PS. @ Neil Jones: The main router is not in my apartment and it is not wireless, so I cant connect both my computers to it. Thus the need for a personal (if not private :whistling:) network. Anyway, problem solved, but thanks for the answers.
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