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I have a router connected to a cable modem. Connection is good and working. I like this router because it has a print server so I'm not sure I want to give it up.

I have another router which is wireless. It occured to me that I could plug it into a port of the first router and use it in another part of the house.

I can connect to the wireless from my laptop, but I can't get out to the cable modem and the internet. Am I just trying to do something that not possible?
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Am I just trying to do something that not possible?

Not only is this possible, it is also very common :tazz:
So long as you have all of the necessary hardware installed and functioning, you should be fine. However, right now I believe that your wired router's inbuilt firewall is blocking your wireless router from connecting to the internet. You'll need to re-configure your wired router's firewall to allow the wireless internet access.
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also make sure the routers are on the same subnet and you may want to add a route to the second router that would push it past the first router. you should be able to just drop a static route to using the other router as a gateway. or you can enable rip on both routers
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