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Dual Wireless Router setup issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by eviltane, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. eviltane

    eviltane Thread Starter

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    Good Day .

    I am trying to setup a Wireless Home Network that extends to 2 different Parts of a Large House. Since the House is large 1 Router does not have the Signal strength to cover it all. I have a second wireless Router , a Spare Lan switch and 150ft Ethernet Cord to connect everything.

    I thought it would be pretty simple to hook it all together I had the following plan in mind.



    (Cable Modem)<<---Cord-->> W Router1 <<------Long 150ft Cord----->> W Router 2

    The cable Modem Hitched up to Internet Port of Wireless Router 1.

    I changed the actuall network names and passords for this Post.

    Wireless Router 1 Setup:
    (Cable Modem plugged into Internet Port of Router 1)

    Name: Router 1.
    Wlan: DHCP
    Wireless / Lan : DHCP\
    Network Name: Internet1
    Sercurity Password: Password1
    -IP: 192.168.1.1
    -DHCP Range: 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.199


    (Now the Long Cat 5 goes from Lan Port 1 of Router 1 to the Internet Port of Router 2)

    Name: Router 2.
    Wlan: DHCP
    Wireless / Lan : DHCP\
    Network Name: Internet2
    Sercurity Password: Password2
    -IP: 192.168.2.1
    -DHCP Range: 192.168.2.100 - 192.168.2.199




    I know that each Indiviual component Works.

    - Router 1 is the old Home Router and works great even while I am trying to connect the other Router to it.

    - When I plug my Laptop into the cat 5 cable I get Internet on the Laptop (I made sure wifi was disconnected)

    - I just unplugged Router 2 this morning from a Different Home Network. Where the router was sitting in the same type of setup with the only difference being that Router 1 was a straight up Lan router with no wireless.


    Symptoms:
    On Router 2 The Internet light (icon of the world) will only turn on to Orange not Green.
    On Router 2 when I look at the status screen of Router 2 for Wlan it tells me:
    -DHCP enabled
    -Cable: Connected
    -Network: Not Connected.



    This all leads me to think that I missed some setting on Router 1.
    Though I cant figure out what I missed. As i said My Laptop is getting and IP and connected through the Cat 5 cable just fine. Should Router 2 not be able to simply pull an IP from the IP pool Router 1 and use Router 1 as its default Gateway?
     
  2. eviltane

    eviltane Thread Starter

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    Does anyone want to take a shot at this?
     
  3. srhoades

    srhoades

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    Disable DHCP on router 2, keep it the same subnet as router one, and plug router 1 into a LAN port of router 2. Right now you have two separate networks, the above method will alleviate that.
     
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