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Here's the thing: I have a cable modem router (Thomson TCW710) with wifi-g that I rent from my cable company. I would like to use a wireless-n router (D-Link DIR-655, that I received for free) with it in order to take advantage of the faster wifi. I basically need advice on how to architecture my home network with these two beasts.

What configuration should I need to apply on my old and new router to make it all work? The two routers will of course be connected together with a RJ-45 cable.

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Disable the DHCP-server on your new router and connect it through an RJ-45 Patch cable to your cable modem. Just configure your new router as a Wi-Fi Access point. (With WPA-keys and such) Disable the Wi-Fi part of your cable modem.

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Great, that's perfect, thanks alot. I also found a tutorial which contains the detailed steps for those that may encounter the same problem: smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/… –  DavidD Jun 8 '10 at 22:16
    
You're welcome =) –  BloodPhilia Jun 8 '10 at 22:18
    
The term "bridge mode" may be helpful in your search. –  Chris Nava Jun 9 '10 at 1:34

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