Daisy Chaining Netgear Routers

Netgear Netgear fvg318 vpn wireless 802....
November 13, 2009 at 03:37:55
Specs: Windows XP
My setup

Cable Modem>Netgear FVG318 #1>Netgear FVG318 #2 (into the LAN port #1, not WAN)

I have wired PCs attached to router #1 and #2 and they all work as a single network, all accessible. The wireless on #1 works but not on #2. If I swap the routers, the one connected to the cable modem always has wireless working and the second router does not. I need to get the wireless working on both.

Any suggestions? Is it the LAN input rather than WAN that is causing this problem?


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November 13, 2009 at 05:16:08
I need to get the wireless working on both

One question for you......why?

I've never used any netgear equipment but can't think of any reason for this not to work. Describe exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish with regard to the WLAN's and we'll see what we can do to help you.

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November 13, 2009 at 05:39:16
Ughh....They are in different houses.

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November 13, 2009 at 05:43:35
Ughh..........that's pretty important information don't you think?

Ok, post some config info.

You've already told us router 2 plugged into a LAN port on router 1.

What is the LAN IP of router 1?

What is the LAN IP of router 2?

Describe the DHCP setup of router 1 and 2. I'll want to know your scope too.

Are you trying to use the same SSID on both, or different ones?

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November 13, 2009 at 06:57:56
No I don't.

#1 DHCP on
#2 off
#1 issuing 0.3-0.200
#2 not issuing
different SSIDs
#2 is plugged into a LAN port on #1 thru a LAN port on #2. Doesn't work at all if into the WAN on#2.

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November 13, 2009 at 07:16:59 not issuing

Your ip addressing is wrong. You need to set this to so you can manage it on the 192.168.0.x subnet.

How far is this wire to the other house? in other words lenght of cord router to router?

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November 13, 2009 at 07:55:12

has worked well with a switch for years but now I am trying to add wireless capability at the #2 router.

My next move is to address #1 to, #2 to .0.2, have #1 assign .0.3-.0.200 but I have a feeling this won't help the wireless not working. We'll see.

I have DHCP off on #2 but I clicked a box saying use external router for dhcp assignment and I entered address This seem to work well for the wired PCs but still no wireless.


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November 13, 2009 at 08:28:49
some model wireless have their own dhcp server. You may need to enable it on router2 is dhcp doesn't flow thru from router1 to the wireless in router2

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November 13, 2009 at 09:29:28
It will help. You had the two routers configured for separate subnets with no routing between them. Once they're both on the same subnet wireless clients attempting to connect to router 2 will now be able to get an IP from the DHCP server in router 1. At least, I know this would work with Linksys equipment. I can't think of any reason why it shouldn't with Netgear.

As I said before, I've never worked with Netgear equipment but the DHCP should flow through without issue. Technically, you've set router 2 up as an AP (access point) and that's how they work.

If you would like a little more info on daisy chaining routers and configuring them correctly, click on my name above and in the window that opens look for my "howto" on how to "Add a second router to your LAN"

It describes both connection methods (ie: LAN port to LAN port, or LAN port to WAN port).

However, once you've changed the LAN IP of router 2 to one within the subnet of router 1, your wireless should work.

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November 29, 2009 at 16:39:38
Does anyone else make an 8 port wireless router or switch other than the Netgear FVG318? Thanks

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November 29, 2009 at 16:42:28
Still getting no wireless on second router. Also impossible to access, have to unhook, plug directly into, reset for 30s, etc, start completely over, the usual drill. The .0.2 address takes me to the .0.1 router. Nice..Why is networking so f**ed up?

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November 30, 2009 at 07:08:48
Once you have the IP settings done properly it should work. Upon rereading this I noticed you said:

different SSIDs

That's likely the issue now. The SSID should be the same on both with the same key.

You'll want to split the DHCP scope so if you're using: 3-200 make router 1's scope 3-100 and router 2's 101-200

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