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Title: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: rediranch on July 26, 2019, 07:24:36 PM
Hi,

I've hooked up my DAP-1720 as a wireless extender successfully, and I have successfully plugged in a wired printer to the DAP1720 ethernet port and connected to it.

However, I would like to connect a router to the DAP1720 ethernet port and then have 3 more ethernet ports I can plug into, through the router, through the DAP-1720.

I have set the router to plug into the DAP-1720 as a static IP, but I cannot connect to it once it's plugged into the DAP-1720.

DAP-1720
HW version A1
F/W version 1.01
Region 1 (USA)
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: FurryNutz on August 06, 2019, 06:41:33 AM
Any progress on this?
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: rediranch on August 06, 2019, 07:34:30 AM
No, havenít figured it out yet, or if itís even possible
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: FurryNutz on August 06, 2019, 07:36:30 AM
Ya not sure if a router can be connected. You might try connecting a LAN Gb switch to the port. I presume if the printer works on the LAN port of the DAP, adding a LAN switch may work.
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: GreenBay42 on August 06, 2019, 08:03:54 AM
Are you using a secondary router or the main router?  You would need to get a switch to add more ports to the DAP-1720. You can use a second router but you would need to disable DHCP and put a static IP on the router.
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: rediranch on August 06, 2019, 10:47:34 AM
I was trying to connect a secondary router.  I believe I had disabled DHCP and made it static, but I can try again to double check. 
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: FurryNutz on August 06, 2019, 11:06:28 AM
Something like this may work for that router:
Turning a router into an AP. (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0)
Title: Re: Can I use DAP-1720 Ethernet port to connect another router
Post by: GreenBay42 on August 06, 2019, 12:16:52 PM
Make sure you are only using the LAN ports, not the WAN / Internet port.