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    can I set up a router on a router?

    in one of the offices I have 1 computer that has to be plugged into the router at all times and then when guys come in from the field they may or may not need to connect

    I'm out of room on my main router and I was wondering if I could use another router in that room to connect those 2 computers?

    ok now my eyes are crossed...did that make any sense? I know it sounds cheap but I am trying to avoid buying another router...

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    Yeah you can do that. Take one of the connections and plug it into the main connection on the 2nd router and then you should be able to connect the other two systems with cat5 cables.
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    that's what I was hoping for - thanks aero!!

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    From what it sounds like you might actually be wanting a switch and not a router. Assuming you want the computer that is already plugged in and the people's computer from the field to be on the same network as the rest of your office.

    A router is used to connect to seperate networks, an easy example: the internet and your local network. A switch is used to expand a single network.
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    I would have said that but the OP isn't wanting to buy any new hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_
    I would have said that but the OP isn't wanting to buy any new hardware.
    Oh, I guess I didn't catch that.
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