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Solved: Modem to router to router, but NO internet! HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by NiteFever, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. NiteFever

    NiteFever Thread Starter

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    gonna try to make this as easy to understand as possible. my network is/has been set up like this:

    #1- cable comes from the wall into the modem
    #2 - a line then goes from the modem to a D-Link (615) wireless router. this router supplied a few connections, including...
    #3 - a line that went from the D-link to a Linksys WRT-GS wireless router. this is the router my PC is hardwired too.

    This network setup worked perfect, i had ZERO issues.

    2 days ago, the router in the middle(the D-link) died. i had a few other routers sitting around (a linksys wrt-G, and a TP-LINK wireless N), i thought i would be able to just put one of these in the D-Link's place and i would be up and running again... NOPE!

    no matter what i do or try, i can not get #3 router to pick up an internet connection from whatever router is directly connected to the modem. the router that is directly connected to the modem has internet, no problems... but that router will not sent the 2nd router the info it needs to get online as well.

    SO im not sure what the problem is, i have spent many hours messing around in the router setup pages for all 3 routers, changing IP's DNS's, advanced routing options(router mode or gateway mode), releasing and renewing DHCP's, resetting to factory defaults.... a lot of this stuff i dont understand. i even tried swapping places with them, to see if maybe one liked being the host more then another, no dice.

    is there some magic combination that i am missing here? do i need to update firmware? Was the D-Link that i used before just THAT special? should i go buy another D-link ?

    PLEASE HELP!!

    i currently connected to the router that is directly connected to the modem, so im fine.. but i need that 2nd router through the 1st router because i share this connection with others.

    thank you
     
  2. NiteFever

    NiteFever Thread Starter

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    i think i may have found my problem/solution. however im just starting to the process to find out if it will work. im still open to any help and suggestions anyone has for me.

    the solution im trying is: to make sure both routers dont have the same IP address, and if they do, change the secondary router IP to something else.

    i have learned that what im trying to do is called cascading.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Not just a different IP address, but an entirely different LAN subnet. For example, if they are now using 192.168.0.x you could change one of them to use 192.168.3.x.
     
  4. NiteFever

    NiteFever Thread Starter

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    seems like i FINALLY FIXED IT! i think i accidentally stumbled upon it actually.. lol... in my quest to try out just about anything, i updated the firmware in the TP-LINK router.. which then i could no longer access the config page anymore. i switched in one of my Linksys routers as my primary, and that started working, no change there. then i connected the TP-Link as the secondary... and unbelievable i was able to get internet.. but i still couldnt access the tp link config, and that was now a problem since it was transmitting an OPEN wireless connection, for everyone and their grandma's to leech from. i did that command prompt IPCONFIG thing i had seen mentioned here, and saw that my IP address was now a 0 instead of of 1... so i put that in, and it worked.

    thanks for the help people. :)
     
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