Why does everybody say that? The reason for this was because the wireless on the netgear was flakey, so i wanted more reliable wireless access and because the 2nd room had more computers than ethernet jacks. I could have gone out and bought a switch, but i already had the Linksys router on me. that gave me what i was looking for (wireless access point) and 2 extra ports. I disabled the wireless on the Netgear router and used the wireless from linksys.
I got it to work as an access point.
For it to work as a wireless access point:
I changed the settings of the Linksys Router to have a
static IP of 192.168.0.100
gateway 192.168.0.1 (netgear router IP)
DHCP is disabled (all clients get their ip from the netgear router)
I also gave the Linksys a Local IP address of 192.168.0.100 (as the router could have 2 ip addresses.)
then I changed the router setup from "gateway" to "Router"
I created a static route under advanced settings.
Desination LAN IP was 192.168.0.0 (this is key) it cannot be 192.168.0.1
default gateway 192.168.0.1
I connected a cat5 from the netgear router (which was going through another switch) to a REGULAR port on the linksys. The WAN port or UPLINK port on the linksys is not being used.
I could then connect to the entire network without any problems and access the internet.
This following webpage had info on what i was looking for.