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Old 07-29-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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connecting 2 routers together...

This is sortof an odd situation, and it's not really all that important, but it's starting to annoy me and I want to figure out how to do this.

I have 2 Linksys routers. 1 is wireless G, 1 is wireless B.

The wireless G is mine, the wireless B is my roommates.

Right now, I've got a toshiba cable modem hooked up to the G router, which is plugged into port 4 of the B router.

Wireless G =
Wireless B =

The wireless B has DHCP turned off. The wireless G has DHCP turned on.

Everything is working fine and dandy.

Here's my issue, and I'm not sure if I need any different networking hardware in order to do this: I want both routers to be on a different network, and still be able to share 1 internet connection with both of them.

Why would I want to do this, you ask? Well.. my roommate and I never see each other due to having complete opposite schedules.. I care about wireless security, he doesn't. I would like my network to have MAC address filtering, encryption, etc. His network is wide open for whatever. I know it all goes back to the same internet connection anyways, I just don't want my stuff being vulnerable just so he can have his wireless internet when he's around.

I know this is kinda stupid, but I just want to know how it would be done... thanks

- Jason

ps, the wireless G is running the hacked Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv linux firmware
Old 07-29-2004, 01:34 AM   #2
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He would have no net connection at all if it was me and you/he have more to worry about than losing your stuff. I would point out to your roommate that when the police show up looking for the kiddie porn it is going to be him you are pointing them towards just for being so stupid to leave a connection wide open to any freak who may happen by. So basically just tell him to stop being such an ass before he/you get in involved in a bunch of bullshit.
Old 07-29-2004, 04:11 AM   #3
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Here is how it could work. You connect your router to his router and it gets an ip address via dhcp and also gets NAT throuh his router. Your router is connected through his so your computers are also connected through his router. Therefore everything you do is going to be on his network no matter what.

Anything that could be done would involve an outside secure connection. If for instance you could have a secure proxy server available that would work. You can also use https in some cases which would be secure.


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