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Modem/Router and another Router

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Ok I'm having problems setting this up, I know there are probably a ton of threads about this but none of them specifically help me really. I have a Speedstream 4200 modem/router type deal and a Network Everywhere NR041. I can do all the stuff normal users want, play games etc, without any problems. I want to host some stuff every once in awhile (TS/Vent and some game servers for friends) but the only problem is I can only do that without the NR041 hooked up.

I can do it perfectly fine if I enable DMZ on the 4200 without the NR041, but after I hook it up nobody can connect. I tried enabling DMZ for the port going to the NR041 and then enable DMZ in the NR041 to my the computer, but that didn't work. Tried just forwarding the ports in both, but same thing. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to networking. I wouldn't even use the other router if I didn't need it since the 4200 only has 2 ports and one is usb.

4200 is:
192.168.254.1
NR041 is:
192.168.1.1
Both have 255.255.255.0 subnet (is this the problem?)

I set it up so the IP for the hosting comp is 192.168.1.137 (254 with just the 4200)

I would rather just have DMZ going to the computer that would host everything since I'm lazy. So is there anything I should do? It is probably something simple. :/
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if you can disable the DHCP on the modem/router when you hookup the 2nd router.

a router will not work with another router if both have active working DHCP

if that doesnt work try disabling DHCP from 2nd router.
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Here's what I'd do:

Use DHCP on your modem since it has it.
Turn DHCP OFF on your second router.
Hook the internet out port (from modem) into the 1st computer port on second router.

If you have another router (modem, and two routers)
Turn DHCP off on the other router as well
Hook #4 (or last) port on the first router, into port #1 on the second.
Repeat as many times as necesarry.

This pretty much makes your router(s) act as a switch instead. Which is what you need. Port forwarding and all of that would be done with the modem in this case since its also a DHCP server as well (router).

Hope that helps.
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