Originally Posted by krakhen
I believe this is what Dan is referring to. All routing should be done by your first router since your second equipment is just an extension(repeater or access point), so you just want to connect the cable coming from router 1 to a "normal" LAN port and leave the WAN port unused on router 2(not used for routing in this scenario but as a repeater).
Things to check in router #2's configuration:
- Static IP in the same subnet as the first one but different from it(ex: 192.168.100.2), and outside of Router 1's DHCP scope
- Gateway is router 1's IP address
- Disable DHCP
Will check that. Thanks for the clarification.
Originally Posted by bryansj
So you are saying you can't run an Ethernet cable between your two routers? If that's the case then you just killed any consistent transfer rate and that should be avoided if possible. What you would be trying to create in that situation is a wireless repeater bridge. Either way you go you should only have one router doing the "routing" on the network so the secondary router needs DHCP disabled.
No,No, What I mean is that I only have one Ethernet cable running to my basement and due to the fact that I need a wireless router for my receiver I just can't go with a switch, I need the Ethernet cable to connect to the router. But, if I can have a switch before the router and have the server and HTPC on the switch, then have the RS20i on the router, that would work. I am not doing wireless to wireless, sorry for the confusion.
Originally Posted by DanPackMan
Yes, the wireless function of router 2 will still work with nothing plugged into the WAN port. Basically, Router 2 becomes a wireless access point and a switch. As long as you only use the LAN ports you can add another switch anywhere you want and everything will connect to, and be controlled by Router 1.
Great, then this is the way to go. I may need to buy a switch anyway as I don't have enough ports if I do it this way.