Internet/Wireless with multiple routers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eidrunner247, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2006
    I am in a bind. I am trying to hook up the wireless router in my house. Here is my situation:

    Cable Modem --> Router --> Router --> Wireless Router --> My computer

    The reason why I have two routers before the wireless one is because there are other computers hooked up to them (and because the computers are not close to each other). When I don't have the wireless router in the picture, everything works fine. When I plug it in, I can detect the wireless signal, but I cannot connect to any sites. I am 100% positive it works since I used it another guy's house an hour ago.

    Is there something I am doing wrong? Do I need to reset the routers or the cable first? It seems that I have tried everything! And I am in a loss about how to proceed. Perhaps someone with more knowledge can offer some advice.

    (PS the first router is a Linksys, router two is a TE-500 Trendnet, and the wireless router is Netgear WGR614 v6 Wireless G) Thanks!
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Is the wireless router connected to the wired routers through the WAN port or through the other ports? I have not connected a network in the sense that you are doing rather I have WDS setup for my 2 wireless routers.

    You might have to access the wireless router and make sure that DHCP serving is turned off because it is not accessing directly to the cable modem but from another router. And if anything make sure the gateway address is that of the wired router the wireless router is connected to.
  3. EMKoper macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2002
    Stafford, VA
    Um, though I don't have anything specific, I tried daisy-chaining routers once and had difficulty ... and, after much hoopla, I just changed the order and it worked fine. So, in the spirit of just trying something else, if your wireless router also has physical eithernet ports, could you change the order from:

    Cable Modem --> Router --> Router --> Wireless Router


    Cable Modem --> Wireless Router --> Router --> Router


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