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We have a cable modem linked to a router, then to 3 computers. We would like to link a 4th computer although running another cable through the attic sucks. can I take one of the cables and instead connect to another router and then split that to 2 computers? I just want to know if it is possible before I search for models of everything.

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We have a cable modem linked to a router, then to 3 computers. We would like to link a 4th computer although running another cable through the attic sucks. can I take one of the cables and instead connect to another router and then split that to 2 computers? I just want to know if it is possible before I search for models of everything.

yes, very easily done.

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thank you, i will give it a try!!

If you have any problems just post what the issue is. Include what cable modem and routers your using, how they're cabled along with the OS of each computer (ie: pc#1-XPHome, pc#2-XPPro...etc), as well as how each device is getting it's IP address (DHCP/assigned). Good luck!

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I just tried this and had no luck. I have a linksys wirless router and would like to connect a standard router to it. any help would be great- I am not completly inept but very close.
I have a laptop that I use the wireless for and would like to have 2 desktops running off the second router

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found the problem evidently you need a crossover cable from the first routers lan port to the second routers "internet" port. At least with the router I have.

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i am trying 2 do this with 2 linksys routers one 2 my comp and 1 2 my xbox 360
but it says it cant connect to the DNS server

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