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Discussion in 'Networking' started by jonin, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. jonin

    jonin Thread Starter

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    hi all

    i have a dsl connection coming into a router and i have setup a wireless router into the dsl router.

    i have to pc's connecting to the wireless router and the internet is working.
    but how do i network them?

    do i have to configure both routers to do this?
    where and how...
    any tips please...
    when i \\computer name nothing happens...

    please help
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First off, for ease of networking with two routers, I suggest the following configuration. You're probably running into the fact that there is a NAT layer between the wireless router and the wired router workstations.

    Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

    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!
     
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    "but how do i network them?"

    If "them" are multiple computers accessing the internet through the same router, they are already on the same network. You then need to enable file and printer sharing and make sure 3rd party firewalls are configured to allow LAN access or uninstalled.
     
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