Hi, in this question:
I asked for the easiest way to share files between two seperate LAN's that each have their own internet connection, without, also sharing internet connections. From the answers I've received, it seems like the best way to do this, is to replace both primary routers in each location, with routers that support RIP, and add a third router between them, that ALSO supports RIP. Of course if you have other suggestions I'd love to hear them. I'm looking to pick this project back up.
Issue is, it seems like many routers don't list RIP support in their specs. I'm looking for inexpensive (<$50 internet price) wireless AND wired router suggestions, that support RIP. Currently I have a older Trendnet wireless G router as my primary, and my friend has an older Belkin. I don't think either support RIP.
If there is a chart or table online of routers that support RIP, or some other way to know if a router does RIP, that would also be very helpful.
Lastly, as far s the "middle" RIP router that connects both, do the network cords from the primary routers, connect to LAN ports on the "middle" router? Or does one of the primary routers need to connect to it's WAN / internet port?