Connecting a Linksys Wireless router to another router that supplies DHCP.

 

If there is already a router or a router/IAD acting as a DHCP server on your network then you will want to disable DHCP from the second router, in this case the wireless router.  This is an important step because double NAT can cause unwanted issues on your network and can become especially troublesome for VoIP networks.  Even if at first you receive dial tone and are able to make good quality two-way audio calls if you do not disable NAT on all other routers, except the primary NAT router, then issues will eventually happen.  The first step in configuring the Linksys router would be to connect an Ethernet cable directly from a computer to one of the four numbered Ethernet ports in the Linksys wireless router.  Then power up the wireless router and then power up the