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How can I share my Internet connection between two routers?

I want to connect two routers to my Internet connection. The first is a VPN connection consisting of a Cisco 501 switch and an Aironet 1200 wireless router that uses a static address for the connection and connects to a work server where it is validated.

The second is a wireless Linksys router that my home PCs will use in a wired state with DHCP addressing (the default IP address of the router).

I tried connecting both routers to a hub and the hub to the cable modem. The VPN worked, but the home network didn't (though when I ipconfig the address, the reply is what I would expect based on the Linksys router's IP address). Can this be done and how? Thanks.

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Hubs share the connection, and the cable modem doesn't like to share. A small switch should alleviate the problem.

This was first published in September 2005

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