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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Alex Ethridge, Oct 27, 2019.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    In trying to set up dual routers on the same network, I have tried several sets of instructions and it seems no one explains this step:

    There is nothing in either of my router's setup pages called "Internet Gateway".

    What are some other names for "Internet Gateway" that are used in router setup pages?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    What router do you have ? Maybe we can lookup the manual and tell you what to look for?
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Netgear R6350 Manual

    Also, see attached PDF for redacted images of the router's setup pages.
     

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  4. Alex Ethridge

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    Here's the whole set of instructions if that will help. Frankly, all of it is easy to follow except of that esoteric term, "Internet Gateway".

    Router 1

    Set up Router 1 as normal. In the Wireless Security settings of Router 1, disable Automatic Channel selection and manually set it to channel 3.

    Router 2
    Wire Router 2 to Router 1 via the LAN port. (Alternatively, you could use a wireless media bridge.)
    • To prevent IP conflicts, disable the DHCP server in Router 2. This allows only Router 1 to assign IP addresses.
    • Manually set the IP Address of Router 2 to 1 number higher Router 1. Example: If Router 1’s IP is 192.168.1.1, set Router 2’s address as 192.168.1.2. Make sure this address is out of Router 1's allotment of addresses for DHCP distribution. If not, make a DHCP reservation for Router 2's address in Router 1's DHCP table.
    • Set the Internet Gateway of Router 2 to Router 1's IP address.
    • Connect the two routers using a wired connection from any LAN port on Router 1 to any LAN port on Router 2. DO NOT use either router’s WAN port for this connection. (Alternatively, you can use a Wireless Media Bridge or Powerline Ethernet Kit to create a wired connection.)
    • In the wireless security settings of Router 1 and Router 2, disable Automatic Channel Selection and manually set them at least two channels apart - or any other channel not being used by the main router or any other router on the network. (It is possible to set more than two routers for large areas).
    • Set up Wireless Security to be identical in both routers.
     
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