Hi. I have a Microsoft MN-510 and a Linksys WRT54G. Is it possible to have both of them running at the same time? ie.. connect one router to the other router via ethernet cable and have two networks? On separate channels? Would there be subnet issues?
fwiw i did that for a while, 2nd router allowed manual routing tables. the second router network was isolated from the gateway lan clients but was able to access the gateway routers network clients.
had occasional snafu with it too ...as is also was designed as a gateway router something would occasionally trigger, pulling a 2nd wan ip so suddenly would have two gateways as well. Certainly my isp could have complained sooner or later.
I don't see why you could not configure the second router as a switch that would become a wire/wireless AP switch connecting it into one of the gateway router's LAN ports using a static IP from the gateway router. The switch could be on another channel with DHCP disabled making it a switch. However, all machines using the switch would be on the same network as machines on the gateway router and machines will be able to access each other.
(Speedstream 5861)_______SMCwirelessrouter____100ftCAT5___SMCwirelessrouter IIRC The 2 SMC routers both have their DHCP disabled, but the 1st SMC got it's LAN address changed to be included into the 5861's LAN's IP range and the second just has a static WAN IP address that is also in the 5861's LAN's IP range. I probably made this too complicated but it works, I can move files between computers and share a printer on 1 computer!!! ;-)
I needed/wanted to set up the two wireless routers to have 2 wired & 1 wireless accesses to the network. The first SMC router has a very limited transmitting range.