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    Can one daisy chain two linksys routers together?

    Hello all! I had a 4 port linksys cable/dsl router/hub that worked great. I then got a lap top and a wireless card so I bought the wireless version and boxed up the old router.

    I am now at the point where my needs excedes my ports. Mind you, I am no networking guru, I just know how to get my personal network going.

    Can I just plug the old router into the new one (outgoing from wireless ingoing to the WAN port on the old one)? Dare I hope its that simple? Will I need a crossover cable? Will it work at all? I also have a 5 port hub laying around too, but I don't know how to make that work with this as well.

    TIA for any advice/help.

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    Yes you can, provided you configure it as a switch without the Routing.

    Here how, Wireless Router as an AP - http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

    The above instructions are for a Wireless Router, the principle is the same for a wire only unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat5e
    Yes you can, provided you configure it as a switch without the Routing.

    Here how, Wireless Router as an AP - http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

    The above instructions are for a Wireless Router, the principle is the same for a wire only unit.
    Thank you!

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