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Two routers connected together, connectivity issues on all

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Two routers connected together, connectivity issues on all ends now.

Hello and thank you for your question today. My name is Jason. I look forward to helping you today.

May I ask how they are "connected together" and which types of issues are you having?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Router A is hooked up to my modem in the basement. Router B is hooked up LAN to LAN from the basement to the first floor. Router B is set up as a Router, instead of a gateway.


Wireless is working pretty well with this setup. (I hooked up Router B to improve signal quality on the second floor.) However, the other LAN ports on Router A aren't working too well.

Thank you for the update.

I am a bit confused. You stated that Router B is setup as a router instead of a gateway; however, a router is the same thing as a gateway.

How about this, may I remote into the computer you are on now, which will allow me to see the network topology and get this working for you?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can't allow that unfortunately. However, in the "Advanced router settings" it's set as a router instead of a gateway.

Okay, you do not have to do anything in that area of the configuration.

I assume that router a has the lan ip of

On the 2nd router, you will have to do the following:
- Disconnect the routers from each other
- Plug a computer into Router B
- Turn the power to Router B on
- Push the reset button on the back of Router B with a paperclip for 30 seconds and let go
- Go to
- On the main SETUP page, change the ROUTER Address (LAN IP) to AND disable the DHCP server
- Click the Save Settings button
- Now plug Router A Lan into Router B lan
- Plug a computer into Router A or B.
- Go to
- Click the wireless link and set up the wireless link as you wish.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I actually have router b set to, however I did forget to disable the dhcp server.


Should I have no problem connecting to LAN on router a now?

That is correct. You should not have any problems.

Not disabling the DHCP server will cause a whole heap of problems.

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If you have any issues later on, please, let me know.
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