Is it possible to have a Wireless and Wired Router connect to the same internet connection at the same time. I have a wired router connected to two computers and now with a third which is in the basement, I was wondering if I can connect the wired one to the wireless router to send the connection signal to the basement.
Sure, just connect one into the other.
You may have to use an ethernet crossover cable, but it should work.
Actually, just looking at the post again, what he seems to want to do, is connect two routers to the same braodband connection.
I've never seen this done, but doubt that it's possible for the following reasons:
Broadband providers only usually supply one IP address per connection, so in effect he would be trying to get two devices to use the same ip address.
Some broadband providers allocate a username and password for the braodband connection which is allocated to the ip address. A second router would have to use the same username/password combo to connect and I doubt they'd allow that.
If the whole purpose is to connect a third PC to the internet using the same broadband connection, then the problem is one of networking the three pc's together to be able to use the router.
Usually wireless routers have an integrated 4 port switch. If this is the case, why not connect the 2 PCs upstairs to the switch, then use the wireless for the rest of the house? Otherwise I think you would need another NAT firewall which would hand out IP addresses to the wired router and the wireless router, then each one would NAT out to their own subnets. Messy, to be sure, but if all you need is Internet access it should work.
Of course it is possible; we run 2 wireless routers and 2 wired routers at my house. Our first router has a cloned MAC address from the computer our ISP thinks is the only one on the network. The rest of the routers do exactly what Aftershock said; they all have different local address settings to avoid IP conflict. I don't know too much about all of it, since my dad did all the software-side work (I ran the wires and hooked everything up), but I can tell you that my ISP thinks we have one computer on their connection. We have 7 or more on at any given time.
I work for the voyager wireless helpdesk and as far as we can state that two routers on the one telephone line wont work, as you state there you wish to use one for your basement, why dont you have a wiress card imputted into all the PC's round the house there for giving everyone access, also the routers may not work off extension line so for the best broadband connection connect it to your main telephone line giving you the strongest signal, there for if 2 or more users are on the internet surfing you should not feel the effects of the bandwith being shared as this will only be affected with downloads.