Ok, let me preface this by saying I have browsed all day doing searches on if you can hook a router to a router to expand available ports, etc. So I realize it can be done. I even have a fairly good idea as to how to configure the secondary router as a non-DNS assigning server, so its just a switch box more or less.
I am fairly literate and have worked in the IT field for a few years, so dont be afraid to use industry terms and explanations, if I cant understand or follow I will ask. But here is my basic question.
Everything I have read have all dealt with connecting a wireless router to a wired router. Where the standard wired router is the one connected to the ISP and assigning out DNS addresses. Which I can undertand, I didnt have wireless before, I want to expand my network to include wireless, etc. I want to do the OPPOSITE, and wondered if the settings/pitfalls are any different because of that specific configuration? In other words, I have a ADSL modem/router with 4 ports and wireless all in this unit. I moved in with my brother and he has a wall mounted 4 port standard router not in use, but already connected to ethernet cables run through walls, downstairs, etc. currently not in use.
We are getting internet service next week and one of the 4 ports on the back of my ADSL modem/wireless router is known bad. Sooo....I was looking to take one of the other three ports on the ADSL modem and use a cross-connect cable to one of the 4 ports on the back of the wired router and pipe signal to the already wired setup. Is there anything unique or different in the settings I need to be aware of that differs from the standard I want to hook wireless router B into a wired router A?