How Do I Daisy-Chain Netgear Routers?

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How Do I Daisy-Chain Netgear Routers?
You can connect two Netgear routers together on a network. (ADSL Router image by Phil2048 from Fotolia.com)

"Daisy-chaining" routers is a term used to describe connecting two or more routers together in a network. This is used to extend a network and add an extra firewall between your home network and the Internet. Connecting two Netgear routers is similar to connecting any well-known brand name together. The cables need to be inserted into the right connection in the router, and the router's settings configured in the console.

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Things you need

  • Ethernet cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the additional router next to the original router on the network. Most network administrators place routers in a central location, so you can easily daisy-chain several routers as the network grows.

  2. 2

    Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the LAN port in the back of the first Netgear router. Use the same cable to connect to the LAN port in the second router.

  3. 3

    Open your web browser and type the IP address for the second router. The default IP address for a Netgear router is 192.168.1.1. Enter the router's administrator user name and password when prompted.

  4. 4

    Click the "Setup" tab and click "Basic Setup." This opens a window with a list of IP addresses. In the drop-down box labelled "DCHP," select "Disable." Press the "Save Settings" button.

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