Add new router to network

  MrNewName 14:10 PM 10 Jul 11
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At present we have BTConnect ISP connected to an ASDL modem-router. I want to connect two new PCs to the network, both of which are about 30 metres away.

Rather than running two cables, is it possible to run one to the new point and then add a second router to the end of this cable?

As you can probably tell, I know nothing about networking so any help will be gratefully received.

Thanks.

  mgmcc 22:02 PM 10 Jul 11

"Rather than running two cables, is it possible to run one to the new point and then add a second router to the end of this cable?"

What you want to do is to connect a Network Switch to the end of your single ethernet cable to provide additional ports. Your existing router continues to perform the "routing" function and to allocate the IP addresses by DHCP.

Something like http://tinyurl.com/5tvgsy3

  MrNewName 22:11 PM 10 Jul 11

Thank you, that is helpful. I'll check it out and get back.

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