sky routers

noviceinstaller

Standard Member
i have 2 sky 4 port routers, but only 1 phone point, is there a way i can use both to create an 8 port router, or would it be easier to buy an 8 port router instead. thanks in advance
 

leecavturbo

Active Member
you could have 6 ports.
the first router uses 1 port to feed the other router using a port on that one leaving 3 on each
 

leecavturbo

Active Member
yep ish. you would need to turn off dhcp in the second router
it will work without sometimes and sometimes you will have ip conflicts if you dont disable dhcp in router 2
 

leecavturbo

Active Member
"log in to the router". connect router 2 and nothing else to lan port on pc. open browser type 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 i forget which. you will be asked for user and passoword = admin / sky
once in there look through all the tabs until you see 'dhcp' disable it.
edit: untick use router as dhcp server
(tip):make the router identifiable with a sticker underneath that its your dhcp off router to distinguish it from your other identical router.
connect the first router (dhcp on) to phone line then the dhcp off router to that router
 
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leecavturbo

Active Member
yep
 

leecavturbo

Active Member
dhcp gives out ip addresses as items are connected. if both routers are dhcp then duplicate ip's may be given out. i.e connect 1 item to router 1 it gets xxx.xxx.x.7 . connect something to router 2 and it might get xxx.xxx.x.7 too = ip conflict
bolt and braces is to also give the router 2 a fixed ip and tell router 1 to dish out ip's above that ip address only will equal ip conflicts never. as you have it your unlikely to get ipconflicts.
a good way would to be power up router 1 with no devices then plug in router 2. then all other devices. router 1 will pretty much remember to give router 2 that ip all the time
 
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leecavturbo

Active Member
i want a thanks any way lol
 

noviceinstaller

Standard Member
a good way would to be power up router 1 with no devices then plug in router 2. then all other devices. router 1 will pretty much remember to give router 1 that ip all the time
did you mean router 2 the ip address?
 

leecavturbo

Active Member
my bad yes 2. edited
 

leecavturbo

Active Member
there is a thx button ;-)
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
So click on the 2nd button from the right at the bottom of leecavturbo's useful advice post.
(adjacent to the "Report Post" button or tab).
 

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