2 routers on 1 network

March 1, 2005 at 07:10:04
Specs: xp home, 1.4/256

I have two routers. (1) wireless linksys
(2) hardwire netgear. I have been trying to setup my network to work with both of these routers on the same network but I cant seem to ping 1 computer on one router, to a computer on another other router. Right now my wires are as followed. (1)From the cable modem to my wireless router on the internet port.(2)From my wireless router on the #1 port out to my netgear router(not wireless)on the internet port.(3)From the netgear routers #1 port to my computer.(4) from my #2 port on my linksys I have my other computer connected. I cant seem to see the other computer on my network. I have set them both up to work on the same workgroup and setup my file/printer sharing and authorization. What am I doing wrong.

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March 1, 2005 at 10:16:41

Are both routers set to provide dhcp? The netgear needs to gets its wan port address from the first router.

Now here's the rub. The ip range being provided by the first router has to be DIFFERENT from the range being provided by the Netgear otherwise you can't route. So lets say the first router is giving out addresses. The netgear has to be doing something like for example.

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March 1, 2005 at 11:26:20

No, I disabled the dhcp on the netgear, I let the linksys provide because I have the cable modem connected to it through the internet port, and then from port 1 on the linksys I have the netgear connected..The linksys gives me a range of, so what should I set the netgear to?

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March 1, 2005 at 20:11:24

i am having the same problem but i have a different non wireless router

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March 2, 2005 at 05:29:47

Thanks, I figured it out.

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March 2, 2005 at 08:46:37

Perhaps you can share your solution?

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March 2, 2005 at 11:03:12

I started from scratch....
1) Powered up my cable modem.
2) Reset both of my routers to factory default.
2) Connected my cable modem to the internet port on the wireless linksys router.
3) Powered the linksys router up.
4) Setup the wireless liksys router with what ever security features I wanted.
5) Made sure I could get online with my laptop.
6) Ran a cat5(RJ45) wire from port 2 on my linksys router to port 1 on the netgear router(NOT THE INTERNET LINK)
7) Connected my desktop computer to the netgear router on port 2.
8) Powered the netgear router up.
9) Made sure I could get online with my desktop.
10) Made sure both my computers were on the same work group and that both of the computers had file/printer sharing activated.
11) Checked my network places.
12) Checked for computer on my workgroup.
DONE....I was able to share my printer and files from my desktop to my wireless laptop.

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