07-21-2015 12:28 PM
Does the following sentence describe a valid network configuration?
Connect to the Internet via a single port ComTrend CT-5072T ADSL2+ Ethernet Router to an 8-port Linksys BEFSR81 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with QoS, thence via an BEFSR81 port to a Linksys 8-port Gigabit Switch SE4008, and thence via a BEFSR81 port to a 4-port Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router BEFSR41, thence via ports to a workgroup.
07-21-2015 10:36 PM
The point of 2 routers daisy chained together with a switch, was to test My concepts of the possibilities of equipment in hand. I’m debating returning the 8-port switch and putting the 4-port router at the end of a 200’ Ethernet cable, in My wood-shop. I wonder if the BEFSR41 will work automatically to daisy-chain from the BEFSR81 or if I’ll need to make some creative adjustments.
07-22-2015 05:41 AM
Another term for daisy chaining routers is cascading routers.
When cascading residential routers you have three options I've listed them below in easy to hard sorting:
Each one of these options has some specific details that need to be followed.
07-22-2015 03:42 PM
I have the following physical connections to the Internet via a single port ComTrend CT-5072T ADSL2+ Ethernet Router (a DSL Modem) to the WAN port of a Linksys BEFSR81 thence via network port 8 to 200' of Ethernet cable to the WAN port of a BEFSR41 thence via network port 1 to a laptop. However, the logical connection is incomplete.