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I need to use two routers (both wireless) It would be great if they could be on the same IP network to allow for proper communications on different "sub-nets".
 

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Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

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Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
Can I configure the two routers with different SSID's?

How can I tell if the ports are jnot auto sensing or have an uplink port?
 

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To answer my own question:
Yes you can change the SSID on the second router.
It did work by connecting the cross cable to a LAN port on the second router.

Everything works like a charm. This is actually my solution on getting my router to support a VPN pass through. Connecting the secondary router I am now able to connect to my VPN with no problems.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f31/vpn-takes-everyone-down-127875.html
 
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