How do I connect two routers together?

Connecting multiple routers together may be necessary if you have one of the following issues:

-Your Internet provider has provided you a Modem/Router (two in one) and you want to connect a new router to it.
-You want to expand the amount of Ethernet ports in your network (without a switch)
-You want to extend the range of the wireless signal in your home (by using the 2nd router as an access point)
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Note: DO NOT Connect the routers together until these settings have been changed.

Please launch your browser and enter http://dlinkrouter.local or http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar. Then login and follow the steps below:
Step 1: Change the IP address to 192.168.0.2. Then, click advanced settings on the bottom right, and Disable the DHCP Server.
DIR-878 Setup

DIR-878 Setup

Step 2: Connect a cable from a LAN port (1,2,3,4) on your Primary Router to a LAN port (1,2,3,4) on your new router.
DIR-878 Setup
DIR-878 Setup

The Setup is now complete.  If you now want to configure the wireless settings on your "new" router, go to this address: http://192.168.0.2.

Note: NAT, defined in RFC 3022, allows a host that does not have a valid, registered, globally
unique IP address to communicate with other hosts through the Internet. The hosts might be using private addresses or addresses assigned to another organization. In either case, NAT allows these addresses that are not Internet-ready to continue to be used and still allows communication with hosts across the Internet.

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