Vonage router-wireless router question

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I have Vonage service that works great. Vonage supplied me with a
Linksys RT31P2 router with phone port. I wanted wireless for my wifes
laptop so i picked up a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Does anyone
have this set up? What order would be best to hook these up? I am new
to routers & IP adresses so its very confusing to me.  Thanks for any
tips on this.

  Dan9125@aol in NY


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Yep, use the RT31P2 as the device connected to the internet and just use
the WRT54 as an access point.  Don't run DHCP on it, just connect it
using one of the LAN ports to the RT31P2.

David.

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David,
  Thanks for the help, this is how i have it hooked up now. The kid at
Circuit City told me to connect to the WRT54 first then out to the
RT31P2 then to my computer. This configuration didnt work very good,
Killed my internet connection when i made a phone call also. One more
question....what's DHCP?

 thanks again,  Dan


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dan9125@aol.com wrote:

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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Automatically assigns ip addresses


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It's better to put the RT31P2 first because then that should do the best
to prioritise the voice traffic.  If you put the WRT54 first, then you
have to spend a little time configuring it to do so and from my
experience, it's not as good and that's also with the Sveasoft firmware
so stick with it how you have it now.

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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.  A service that offers IP addresses
to clients on request.

David.

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djtaylor@bigfoot.com says...
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Is there some reason not to run DHCP on the Linksys?  I have the
identical setup and run DHCP on both.  Seems to work fine and I do have
the RT31P2 first in line.

Thanks.
--
Robin
Charleston, WV

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The reason not to run the DHCP service on the WRT is that you don't need
two DHCP servers for a home network.  On the other hand, if there's only
one client, you'll never have a problem even if they offer the same IP
address (bad thing).  On the other hand, if they offer overlapping DHCP
scopes, you can end up with multiple clients with the same IP address
which is a bad thing.

In a large network, it's desirable to have multiple DHCP servers for
fault tolerance and load balancing but then they have to be configured
to have non-overlapping scopes.  You'll never experience a problem with
one client.

David.


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djtaylor@bigfoot.com says...
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That makes sense.  I just never thought about them as being on the same
subnet which they are not.

Thanks for the response.
--
Robin
Charleston, WV

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