Question about NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router
You don't need the older (wired-only) router any longer. You can use the newer router for your entire LAN - just as you did w/ the older one.
"Wireless" routers are capable of both wireless AND wired connectivity. "Wired" routers, however, can only manage "wired" connectivity.
Perhaps this is where the confusion lies? Please, let me know if I am misunderstanding the issue you are experiencing.
If I understand your issues correctly, the 1st thing you'll need to do is take the older router out of the picture.
(01) Disconnect all connections from the old router and remove it from your network.
(02) Remove power from the new router and the cable modem.
(03) Connect the WAN port of the new router directly to the cable modem.
(04) Connect the new router (via an Ethernet patch cable) from one of the LAN ports of the new router to the computer you would like to use for setting up the router.
(05) Restore power to the cable modem and wait for approximately 1 to 2 minutes (or until you get a solid (always on) Internet or WAN led lit).
(06) Once you're sure the cable modem has established connectivity w/ your ISP (Internet service provider), then restore power to the new router.
(07) Give it a minute or so - it will need time to p/u the cable modem connection.
(08) Now, from the computer you have directly connected to the router via a patch cable, enter the router setup utility by opening a browser and entering the router's LAN IP address or by using the setup CD that came w/ the router.
IF the reason you were attempting to keep the older router along w/ the newer router was you needed more than the (usually) 4 or 5 LAN ports available on your new router?
If that is the case, install a network HUB or SWITCH and connect it (usually w/ a Cross-Over cable) to one of the LAN ports on your router. (If you choose to do this, we'll help you set it up and wire it properly.)
The older router you are using is quite possibly not capable of being set up as an "Access Point" (rather than a router). There needs to be one router then you can use an access point or a hub or a switch to increase the number of nodes on the network that will be supported.
If you'd like assistance finding the documentation and setup instructions for this router, please, let me know.
Please, post back here w/ any questions at all you might have and w/ the results of the steps you've taken. We'll continue to work w/ you until your network is up and running properly. @:)
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Posted on Apr 09, 2008
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