Using Dual Routers Inside DSL Modem and Switch - Will it Work?
Posted on 2004-08-06
I am new to DSL after working predominantly with Cable and need some insight. I currently have a Cisco SOHO Router behind a Speedstream 5500 DSL modem with a Dynamic IP using PPPoE. I need to switch to static IP addressing from my ISP (SBC) and install a second router (Linksys BEFSR41) behind the modem. My question is this: If I install a switch behind the modem and then assign static IP's to each of the routers behind the switch, will my DSL connection still be functional on both routers? I read in one discussion where some DSL modems are configured to recognize only one MAC address of devices connected to them.
Here is a diagram of what I am trying to do:
------->cisco SOHO (static IP)----->PC1
------->linksys SR41 (static IP)---->PC2