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Help with Verizon Router and Setting Up a Second Wireless Router

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I had my network set up until I had intermittent loss of the internet.  So I received a new Verizon router and I cannot figure out how to use the second wireless router which I used to have working just fine.

 

The new Verizon router is the Actiontec MI424WR and it is installed in my basement and the signal is weak.  However there is a cat5 wire snaked up from the Actiontec router to my home office.  Currently that is plugged into the back of my computer for internet acess.  My second router is the Trendnet 300Mbps Wireless N Home router.  ANd this is the router that I would like to use (and used to use) to trasmit the internet connection throughout the house as well as use for a wired connection to my home security system.

 

I attempted to plug the cat5 wire from the Actiontec into the back of the Nextrend router (1,2,3,4 and not the WAN) but then would lose the internet signal whether I attempted to log on via wired or wireless. Must be some kind of settings I need to change.

 

Can anyone help me to understand how to add the second router?  I am relatively computer literate but cannot understand the instructions from Verizon.  Thanks in advance.

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I point you to http://www.dslreports.com/faq/12506

 

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I point you to http://www.dslreports.com/faq/12506

 

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Thank you from me, my wife and my chilfren!  We appreciate your reference to that article.  It worked, thanks again.

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I followed the suggested http://www.dslreports.com/faq/12506 explicitedly and while it seems to be working I am no longer able to login to the second router?  Please help.  Thanks.

 

 

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I did get it working but the second router while works fine shows on configuration "no internet connection'. Its a Linksys WRT1900AC.  So with that I can no longer access it externally.  

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