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ihonp101

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Hi im new here and i wanted to know is it possible to hook a wired router to a wireless router. I know alot of you are just going to say why dont you just hhook up the wireless one instead and ill tell you thats not an answer i didnt think of.
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Neil Jones

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Should be possible though it won't be able to do wireless to wireless. A lot depends on the router as well, some will not do this.

Set one router up to give out DHCP addresses. Set the other one to get an IP off the other router, this effectively turns it into a network switch.
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ok but how do i go about setting one router to give out the dhcp address?
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the Wired router would be in a VPN i would recamend getting a gigabit switch so every thing will stay on the same network
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You don't need a switch, in fact if the router has the required functionality you don't need any more hardware.

If the router has a built-in ability to get an iP address off another device (some of them do), then tell it to behave like this. This is usually done through the router control panel.
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True, I was just trying to think of the easiest way to do it. If he were to do it that way he would not have it spend any money.
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you know...a better description of exactly what you're trying to accomplish would go a long way here..... there are a million ways to connect computers and devices so we need to know your entire situation before we can give effective advice.....
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