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[Modem]-----[New SMC Router]----------[old Router]
1. Before you disconnect the Old Router, from the Modem. Disable the DHCP on the OLD Router.
2. Change the LAN IP address of the Old Router to be in the same range of the New SMC Router. As the default IP address of SMC Router is 192.168.2.1, it is preferred to change the Old Router IP to 192.168.2.2 (any such IP which is away from the default DHCP scope)
3. Disconnect the Old Router from the Modem. Then connect the New SMC Router to the Modem.
4. Connect the Main Computer to the SMC Router, and configure the Router using the Installation CD or by Web Management Screen using Internet Explorer. (As mentioned above, default IP Address to logon is 192.168.2.1)
5. Then connect both the Routers using LAN Ports. DO NOT Use the WAN Port of the Old Router. Some time you may require a cross-over cable to connect these ports.
Configuring the New SMC Router behind the Main Router
[Modem]---------[old Router]-----------[New SMC Router]
1. Before you connect the SMC Router to the network, Connect a Wired Computer to the SMC Router.
2. Logon to the Router's Web Management Screen. (Default IP to logon is 192.168.2.1)
3. Under the "LAN Settings", disable the DHCP Option.
4. Change the LAN IP address to be in the same range of the Old Main Router. For e.g, if you have a Netgear Router with IP as 192.168.0.1, then change the LAN IP of the New SMC Router as 192.168.0.2 (any such IP which is away from the DHCP scope) A list of default IP addresses of some SOHO Router are provided below for your reference
5. The Router would reboot with new IP address. Then connect both the Routers using LAN Ports. DO NOT Use the WAN Port of the SMC Router. Some time you may require a cross-over cable to connect these ports.
List of default IP addresses of some SOHO Routers
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