How to connect two routers

Want to know how to connect two Routers? We have created a step by step visual guide to setup or connect two routers, out of which one can be dedicated VPN router.

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at September 5th, 2023

Depending on the equipment which your ISP (Internet Service Provider) gave you there are usually 2 variants of 2-router home setups. Out of the two router you can have on dedicated VPN router for safe surfing.

Understand the Procedure to Connect Two Routers in Visualize Form:

  • Please take a look at our drawings below and identify your type of set up.

Important note to connect two routers:

  • Please make sure that the first and second router are on different subnets (networks), for example the first router should be and second router should be
    You shouldn't have 2 routers running on the same subnet because of IP conflicts.

  • As soon as you make sure that both routers have different IPs (different subnets) you can proceed with the VPN setup. Router VPN configuration - Getting started

  • If you are not sure if your VPN router is compatible, please check the sticker on it and send the exact brand and model to us at, we will check it for you and advise you on further steps :)

Combo (modem+router) devices in 99% of cases can not connect to the VPN directly because they are already running their main protocols, like PPPoE (ADSL/DSL) or DOCSIS (Cable).