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post #11 of 18
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Thanks for pointing this out to me. thumb.gif
Both of you suggested that I turn off DHCP server on the 2nd router. I am currently using my 2nd router as a wireless router for devices like tablet, mobile, consoles, etc. Will I still be able to use my wireless connections on 2nd router?

Yes you will. The wireless aspect of the second router will function as normal, it will just get its IP assignments from the primary router. The reason they could not speak with each other before is because they were on different subnets. The subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 means that something on 192.168.0.1 would not even see something that had anything other than 192.168.0.xxx. By placing them on the same subnet, the second router is functioning as normal, but also acting as an extension of the first router. sorry if this confuses you more.
post #12 of 18
If you are in a switched environment, clients will pull DHCP from router 1.

If you simply disable DHCP without following all of the outlined steps, none of your clients off of router 2 will get a DHCP address.
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Sorry, another one: Both of you also suggested that the 2nd router should be connected to the 1st modem router via a LAN port, instead of a WAN port. Will all wireless devices connected to 2nd router have internet access?
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Sorry, another one: Both of you also suggested that the 2nd router should be connected to the 1st modem router via a LAN port, instead of a WAN port. Will all wireless devices connected to 2nd router have internet access?

OK, I got it working. All devices connected to 2nd router via wireless connections can have internet access. tongue.gif

My next issue now is: how do I access my setting page on the 2nd router? Or is this something that is not possible in this network topology? During the process as you suggested before, my 2nd router is manually set to have an IP address within the same subnet as that of 1st router. So in my case, I set the LAN IP for my 2nd router to 192.168.0.254. I tried to access this address on my browser and it simply times out. redface.gif
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If I want to access my router that I am using as an access point I have to enter its IP in the address bar of a machine that is connected to it. Same goes for the router I have set up as a wireless bridge for my satellite TV box...though for that I usually just plug a laptop into it when i want to check its settings.

If you have problems doing that it might help to temporarily unplug the router from the rest of network...I've seen a couple routers that were like that.
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post #16 of 18
Here's my dual-router setup:

Router 1:
D-Link WBR-2310
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
DHCP: ON
Wifi: OFF
Connections:
- Cable modem on WAN port
- 50 ft Cat5e to Router 2

Router 2:
D-Link DIR-625
IP Address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
DHCP: OFF
Wifi: ON with WPA2
Connections:
- 50 ft Cat5e to Router 1
- Switch
- D-Link Powerline to HTPC

Switch 1:
D-Link DGS-1008G
Connections:
- Cable modem on WAN port
- Router 2
- HP 6500 Printer
- Main computer
- Home Server



Just remember to set your passwords on the routers since everyone knows the default passwords.

If you need to do any port-forwarding, virtual server, or adding computers to a DMZ, you have to do it from the first router.



Accessing a router on a different subnet

- Connect to it via Cat5 or wireless
- Manually change your IP address to match the router
- for a 192.168.0.1 router, make your computer 192.168.0.115
- for a 192.168.1.1 router, make your computer 192.168.1.115
- subnet of 255.255.255.0
- default gateway same as router IP
- go to router config page in browser
- change router IP, let it reboot
- reset computer's IP address to auto
- you should be able to leave the router connected to the main router the entire time, and once you switch to auto, your computer should automatically acquire a proper IP address
Edited by axipher - 12/13/11 at 7:55am
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post #17 of 18
Make sure you set router 2 up with that IP address as a LAN IP instead of a WAN IP.

But you should be able to access it like any other router, IP in the address bar.
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I'm pretty sure I can't access my second router either, unless I unplug the first router and I think it's because DHCP is turned off on the second router. My first router uses 192.168.4.X and so does everything else on my network, including devices plugged into the second router (which basically just acts as a switch with WiFi).
    
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