|Basically i'm just after some advice.|
This is fairly long, so I will greatly appreciate all replies.
I have a cable modem plugged into a linksys router which is set to DHCP(1st router).
4 wired connections from the router - xbox360, xbox and a PC. they all work fine.
then the 4th wired connection (LAN out) to a second router (plugged into the WAN port) (2nd router).
The 2nd router is a wireless Dynamode and supports 2 laptops, both connect wirelessly to the internet no problems, this is also on DHCP
Everything (all 5 things) can connect to the internet fine at the same time, never had any problems.
Here's what i want (or advise me otherwise if it's not the best way to go) -
The second router i want static as it will only ever serve the two same laptops and i believe it will make it more secure.
(i presume 1st router assigns 2nd router with one ip with DHCP, then 2nd router assigns 2 laptops with ip's from its own DHCP).
If so, do I:
Assign one static ip in the 1st router for the second router then 2 different static ip's for the laptops in the 2nd router, then into the laptops?
Let DHCP in the 1st router assign one ip, then make static ip's in the 2nd router, then into the laptops?
2 other problems
(Just thought i'd mention these problems in incase my setup has anything to do with them!, if not i may be better starting another thread for them)
1) i cant seem to get the PC from the 1st router on a home network/file sharing with the 2 laptops on the second router. (although other problems here as laptops on XP and PC on Vista, so i'll probs start another post later about LLTD Responder component problems lol)
2) (more importantly) One of the laptops wont connect wirelessly unless using a USB wireless adapter.
One laptop wireless network card is 802.11G and the other is B, but the 2nd router is set for both G and B.
Finally (phew) just a quick question, what IP will the laptops show to the world? their own individual ip or my assigned isp ip?
Many thanks in advance