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Large Network: 5 Routers, 1 Switch.

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Hello all.

Well, I ordered Adelphia Premium Broadband.

Yesterday they came and hooked it up to my Garage. Because my house was 800 - 1000ft away from the pole, and my garage was only 400ft away from the pole.

Knowing this would happen, I went and gathered/bought 5 routers, and 1 switch.

Here's how I set them up.

Garage. 3ft.
1. Broadband Router > Into > Belkin Wireless Router.

[Wireless Repeater Mode]
To The Garage Window. Another 50ft. (Total: 53ft)
2. Wired > Into > Buffalo Tech's AirStation g54 High Power Wireless Router.

Weather Proof Casing, With The Router In It. 125ft In My Woods. (Total: 178ft)
3. Wirelessly Repeated > Into > Buffalo Tech's AirStation g54 High Power Wireless Router.
[/Wireless Repeater Mode]

Weather Proof Casing, With The Router In It. Another 210ft In My Woods. (Total: 388ft)
4. Wired > Into > Ez 8-Port Network Mini Switch.

In My Living Room Window. Another 180ft. (Total: 568ft)
5. Wired > Into > Buffalo Tech's AirStation g54 High Power Wireless Router.

In My Basement. Another 50ft. (Total: 618ft)
6. Wired > Into > Wireless D-Link Router.

I hope you can understand my diagram.

Also, I know one of your first questions will be "why did you make your network that way?", I just made it this way, hoping for a better network signal. (ie. more routers, repeat the signal.. etc.. etc...) I CAN NOT change the equipment, and their has to be a router at EACH location stated above. I do have 1 spare wired router, and 1 spare wireless router. Just incase. ;-) (They're some what.. Old...)

So, now. How do I configure them to share broadband correctly? I'm a little bit stuck on this part. Should I turn off DHCP on all the routers except for the Belkin router? What IP's should I use for each router? Do I need static connection settings? Ip range configurations? Do I need to start the routers up in sequence? Etc... Etc...

Thank you for all of your help. :-)
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Using DHCP or not is an issue. However, use static IP is easy to manage. I think the key is no tow router using the same IP range. I would setup the IP range like these: 192.168.1.x, 192.168.2.x and so on.
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Thank you Chicago Tech.

I guess my last question is this.

What ports do I plug into from router to router?
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