How do I connect two routers and have one wifi the other not.
Posted on 2011-03-02
I have two routers; One is a Linksys WRT54g I flashed with DDWRT and the other is a Netgear wireless N router.
My Comcast enters the house upstairs and goes into one router the netgear, I will only have wired users use this router so I have disabled the wireless. I have a 80’ cable plugged into this router that goes downstairs to the other router and plugs into it. I want to use the downstairs router for wireless only for laptops and iphone, so I will set the mac filter for specific IP’s, this should keep any other wireless users off that wireless network.
My question is how do I connect the upstairs router to the downstairs router so that I can keep wired users plugged in (running DHCP) and then have DHCP running downstairs on the wifi router, yet the downstairs router is plugged into a port on the upstairs router that is DHCP.
Can someone please help me out or make a suggestion to get this to work.