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    2 X Routers

    This is a discussion on 2 X Routers within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi I have been on Sky Max for the past month previously with Telewest. Not had any problems except for ...

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      2 X Routers

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      I have been on Sky Max for the past month previously with Telewest. Not had any problems except for the outage everyone had last week. Now when I was with telewest I had a Netgear WGR614v5 router which was plugged into the modem via a Ethernet wire. My question is can I put this wire into one of the 4 outlets on my Sky router so that I could have extra wired computers connected?.
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      Re: 2 X Routers

      You could do, but you shouldn't plug the Sky router into the "Internet" port on the WGR614. Well, actually you could do that, but it would be less than ideal. You'd also have to disable DHCP on the WGR and ensure that the router's IP address doesn't conflict with the Sky router.

      All in all, you'd be better off just buying an inexpensive switch. This can be used to give you more Ethernet connections without the need to reconfigure anything. Just plug in, for example, an eight port switch and you'd have 10 working Ethernet ports (you lose one port on the router and one on the switch for the connection between the two).

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      Re: 2 X Routers

      You can buy a Network Switch quite cheaply. A 5 Port Switch costs 11 inc P&P on ebay 5 Port 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Switch on eBay, also, Switches, Networking, Computing (end time 06-Mar-08 12:37:26 GMT)

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      Re: 2 X Routers

      Thanks for your replys. I will have a look at the switches.

     

     

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