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Setup of DLink Wireless Router in 10.10.250.x range

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  1. msanjay196

    msanjay196 Thread Starter

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    Setup of Wireless Router in 10.10.250.x range

    Hi,

    We have a DLink wireless router (n150)

    Our IP network range is 10.10.250.x

    I want to connect this router to a ethernet cable and be able to use it for wireless and also connect one or two physical computers to the back of the router (as it has 3 extra ports).

    When I connect the router and have it issue DHCP in the 10.10.250.x range - the router gets a IP address of 10.10.250.209

    As a result, if a computer is physical connected to the router, that pc get the gateway of 10.10.250.209 - while our really gateway is 10.10.250.1.

    This causes the internet not to work on that pc.


    I have tried to have the router issue IP's on the range of 192.168.1.x but the problem is then on my wireless clients I am not able to connect (map) to shared folders since the network IP range is 10.10.250.x (and hence different subnets).

    Can somebody please help?

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    What is the modem used with this router?

    Are you connecting this router to another router, or directly to a broadband modem?
     
  3. msanjay196

    msanjay196 Thread Starter

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    its a office LAN. The router is connected to the standard Ethernet cable- so using it more like a switch/hub
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Here's the configuration, since I suspect the office network already has DHCP and a router in front of you.

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

    Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

    Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

    Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

    This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

    For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router
     
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