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Connecting a Linksys Router to another Router through LAN to LAN

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Cascading, which means connecting one router to another. Now you may have a question why to do this. Below are the reasons:


  • Enhancing the performance of the network without discarding the old router
  • Connect more devices (wired and wireless)
  • Expand the wireless network range
  • Separate the network traffic


Steps to Cascade the Linksys Router to another router (LAN to LAN method)

Linksys tech support recommend following below steps to get your Linksys router connected to another through LAN to LAN method.


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Step 1:

Check and take note of the IP address of the main router.


Step 2:

Connect your computer to one of the Ethernet ports of the secondary router.


Step 3:

Access the web-based setup page of the secondary router.


Step 4:

Under the Basic Setup sub-tab, look for IP Address or Local IP Address


Step 5:

For the DHCP Server Setting, set the DHCP Server to Disabled.


Step 6:

Click Save Settings.


Step 7:

Unplug the cable from your computer and connect it to one of the Ethernet ports on the main router.  Make sure the main router is still connected to the modem via its Internet port.


Step 8:

Powercycle the secondary router and once the Power light is solid, check whether you’re able to access the Internet on your devices.


In case of any query or other technical issues, contact Linksys tech support team on Linksys tech support toll free number 1-888-479-2017.

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