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ShinraCorp June 10, 2013 06:35 AM

plug a router to another router?
 
Ok title seems confusing to some people so let me explain.

It's basically a follow-up on another thread I did: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...r-adapter.html

I'm asking this question since currently my router is also my modem that Telus uses. So here's the question, do you think it's possible to plug in a new router WAN port into one of the gigabit LAN ports in the current router? Reason why is because I have a lot of devices that uses a 2.4 GHz frequency including my home phones and Oomba (a VoIP telephone service) the problem is when near any PC the phone gets interrupted by (I imagine) the 2.4 GHz frequency. So I want to change my PCs to a 5.0 GHz frequency and leave my home phones to 2.4 GHz that way there's no interference.

Of course I'll switch the wireless radio on the current router to OFF if it does work. So does anyone have any idea if it works or not?

Thanks

ZZLEE June 10, 2013 06:45 AM

In most cases Yes it works.

there is most likely one port on the Telus router that it will work better in.

KaptCrunch June 10, 2013 07:01 AM

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depends what gateway device if has a LAN port

Plug one end of the cable into the new router's labeled "WAN" or "Internet".
Plug the other end into any free port on the first router

SugarJ June 10, 2013 08:14 AM

It might be easier to replace your home phones with VTEC ones, then there's no interference.

Arinoth June 10, 2013 09:10 AM

You can do it though it may be best to replace the cause of the interference.

At my apartment in fredericton as well as back home with my folks I extended or created a secondary wireless network with a second router plugged into the primary, with DNS disabled but broadcasting a wireless network, so it is possible but sometimes can be a little bit of a hassle.

ZZLEE June 10, 2013 09:28 AM

I called tech support at my provider they helped me do this also.

sswilson June 10, 2013 09:38 AM

The feature you're looking for is the ability to put your ISP's modem/router into bridge mode which essentially turns off all router functions and allows the unit to operate as a stand-alone modem. Most have the ability, but on some it's not user configurable and must be done from the ISP's end. (on rogers' equipment, the old gateways had to be put into bridge mode from tech support's end, while their new(er) cisco docsys3 models can be configured by the user.)

Shadowmeph June 10, 2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 714183)
The feature you're looking for is the ability to put your ISP's modem/router into bridge mode which essentially turns off all router functions and allows the unit to operate as a stand-alone modem. Most have the ability, but on some it's not user configurable and must be done from the ISP's end. (on rogers' equipment, the old gateways had to be put into bridge mode from tech support's end, while their new(er) cisco docsys3 models can be configured by the user.)

I was debating on doing this because about once every week or two I have to reboot my Shaw router , I never had a problem before I upgraded and had to use the shaw router . when I was using my Asus router I had no problems at all

TheRealAndyCook June 14, 2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 714169)
It might be easier to replace your home phones with VTEC ones, then there's no interference.

what?

ShinraCorp June 14, 2013 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheRealAndyCook (Post 714982)
what?

Same here what? I heard of VTEC before but for Honda motors...


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