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Old 12-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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|Internet| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |router| --> |PC|

What happens when you have a chain of routers connected to your pc? (as shown above)
I know port forwarding, along with other programs that require port forwarding, would be very difficult to set-up, but what else would result?
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your IP is carried through each router. why would you have router after router? Isn't one enough?
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I have a router that acts as a "repeater". I'm just wondering about the side effects of doing this.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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As long as your turn off dhcp so they act as a switch not a router you will be fine.

portforward.com forum - Using a Second router as a Switch/Hub/WAP
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well JT,

That scenario would be completely unnecessary and overkill unless you have the other ports of the routers taken up by PC's and you cannot afford to buy a switch.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is almost no gain unless you have an INCREDIBLY large network...

But, nothing, you would just have to do a lot of port forwarding... It is far cheaper to buy a $20 switch any time you need something repeated....
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