Setup Two Routers at Home
Posted on 2010-01-05
I want to setup two Linksys routers here at home. One router covers my upstairs area (router number 1) and it broadcasts a wireless signal. I want to add a second router so that it covers my downstairs area, and I also want to use its wireless capability. I don't want to use a wireless signal repeater because I need the speed for my Blue Ray disk player's web access. Router number 1 connects to my cable modem.
I want to run a cable from Router number 1 to Router number 2. What I am unsure of is how do setup my IP settings for router number two. Router number 1 connects to the cable modem so it gets an IP address dynamically assigned to it. Then, for the internal connections Router number 1 is also the DHCP server for its wireless and LAN connections.
Does router number 3 need to have a static IP address? Do I still make router number 1 the gateway?
Please help me figure out what is the best and easiest thing to do. I have never connected two routers together like this before where both were going to broadcast the wireless signal, too.