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Ok, so I have internet service from Bell, and they sent me a 2Wire Home networking modem, which is essentially a modem and router combined into one. It allows for 4 computers to connect to it wired, and also wireless capabilities. What I want to do is connect a fifth computer wired to the router, but in order to do that, I need to connect one of the modems 4 ports to ANOTHER router, and then that router to two computers, to connect all 5. I Have done so, but there is a conflict at the second router (which is a D-Link Dl-604). I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what the problem is and how to fix it, or if I can even do this set up. Thanks in advance for any help.
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You don't need another router.

Buy a network switch instead. These come in different configurations where you get four, eight, even 21 network ports all talking to one router.
All you would need to do is plug the switch in, use a network cable from one port on the switch to a spare port on the router and connect stuff to your switch as you need to and the router will talk to and give the computers their own IP addresses.
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