Yep I did that (endlessly!
Here's the latest - and further down where I ended up
DLINK's weak ass support - stated:
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Date of Reply: 3/24/2004 8:16:51 AM
Operating System: Linux
To use your router as an access point/switch only, please follow the steps below:
Step 1 Do not use the WAN port.
Step 2 Depending on your network setup, you may need to change the LAN IP address of the router. The default is 192.168.0.1. If you are using another router, DHCP server, or Internet connection sharing software, change the LAN IP address of the router to an IP in your subnet. The LAN IP address must be static.
Step 3 Disable DHCP on the router. To disable DHCP, go into the routers configuration > Home > DHCP. Click Disable and then click apply.
Step 4 Your computer will not receive a DHCP address from you DHCP server so you will need to set the IP addresses statically on your computer.
To view the FAQ on how to set your IP address statically please visit: http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1053
Should you require further assistance with your D-Link products, please reply to this message, or call toll free at 877-453-5465. Thank you for networking with D-Link.
So basically you can't have a router behind a router ....
Heres what I settled on for all interested parties ...
HUB (old 4 port)
out of 2 ports a and b
out on one port to
Dlink Router for home network (set as DHCP)
into ETH0 (set up as DHCP)
and in addition -
OUT of ETH1 (now set as DHCP)
to a port on the DLINK router
so I can see it on my network neighborhood
and it will be easier to admin apache via Dreamweaver
So basically I gave up on the DHCP server on eth1 trying
to feed the dlink router
The End (?)