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Sup guys

I have a few questions on what is the best way to setup my network through two routers so i can talk to all computers.

I currently have two routers. Both are Netgear Routers. The reason why i use two routers is because one router goes to my office for all four computers in there. My problem is i have two computers on router 1 that i want computers to see files on through router 2.


The way its setup:

Cable modem
^
Netgear N600 Router 1
^
Port1: HTPC server
Port2: TV
Port3: FTP Server
Port4: N600 Router 2
^
Netgear N600 Router 2 (office)
Port1: Design station
Port2: Work Station
Port3: XAMPP test Server
Port4: Work Station/Design Station



What would be the best way to setup everything so that everything on Router 2 can access local files on Router 1's FTP Server?? If you could post me a link to a tutorial it would be great!! I am still trying to setup a workgroup for everything on Router 2 to talk to each other. PLEASE TEACH ME!!
Edited by graphicsman - 8/20/11 at 12:34pm
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do i set everything up like 197.0.0.1 and so on, use the same subnet address for everthing and use two different subnet masks?
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post #3 of 7
Replace router2 with a switch.
As it sits now, everything on the LAN side of router 2 is behind a NAT IP address on router2's WAN interface.

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do i set everything up like 197.0.0.1 and so on
That is not a private address range.
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replace router 2 with switch. Or to do it the hard way, put DD WRT on router 2 if you can and set it to bridged mode http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices
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ok if i do that do i just need to setup a HUGE workgroup?
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yeah. With a switch it will be much simpler though, because you won't need to go through a router. Just make sure all those computers have the same Workgroup name
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i took the advise and went up and bought 2 5 port netgear switches
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