Connecting more than one router together

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Network design
Router configuration
Routers
I am trying to connect two router boxes together so I can connect 8 computers to one line. I have two router boxes, one with 5 connections with one with 8 so I need to connect them together but just pluging in a cord between the two is not working. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix?

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Two routers are overkill for your situation. I would recommend getting a 16 port switch similar to this <a href=”http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1115416836607&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper”>LInksys model</a>. If you cannot do that, then you will likely need a <a href=”http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable5.htm”>cross-over cable</a> to connect the two routers together. The switch is really the easiest solution since you likely already have a router at your network edge and for this small network, additional routers would be unnecessary.

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