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Daisy-Chaining 2 Routers

July 12, 2009 at 15:09:33
Specs: Macintosh, Vista

Hey Guys,

I'm new here but I'm hoping you can help me!

I need to daisy chain 2 routers. Router A is in the
basement and Router B is upstairs. The range\speed isn't the greatest when the router is in the basement so I'd like to switch the setup. I know it's not the
easiest thing to do, but I'm pretty set on doing it.

Router A's (D-Link 624)(Wireless G) WAN is plugged into the
modem. I have 3 other computers running off of
Router A. The 4th LAN on Router A is plugged into
Router B's (D-Link DIR615) (Wireless N) LAN port.

DHCP is set to on, on Router A. DHCP is set to off on
Router B.

Router A's IP Address is 192.168.1.1
Router B's IP Address is 192.168.2.1

I can login to Router A, but not Router B. Also,
anything going through router B is really slow.

What am I doing wrong?


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#1
July 12, 2009 at 15:37:43

Why do you need a second router? A switch upstairs with a WAP would have been a preferable answer unless you need separate subnets upstairs & downstairs.

Your problem may be that the second router has an IP in a different range. I would have expected it to be in the same 192.168.1.x range as your DHCP server

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#2
July 12, 2009 at 17:12:13

I'm just trying to work with what I have. I just bought the DIR
615 a few weeks ago and I don't want to spend any more
money.

I actually set the routers to different IP's because I thought I
read somewhere that it can't be in the same range as the
first router.

That's why Router A is 192.168.1.1, and Router B is
192.168.2.1.

The odd thing is that both wireless networks appear and are
connectable, but I just cant get to the router setup in Router
B..

Any ideas on how to resolve this?


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#3
July 14, 2009 at 04:56:23

Router A = 192.168.1.1 (DHCP On)
Set Router B local IP to = 192.168.1.2 (Turn off DHCP)
Computer A = 192.168.1.(DHCP from Router A)
Computer Etc...

you had the right idea but had the numbers switched around.


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#4
July 14, 2009 at 09:47:34

nimo_253 forgot to mention this config using a crossover cable from routerA lan port to router b lan port.

If you are on the x.x.1.x network you have not route to the x.x.2.x network which is why this didn't work for you.


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#5
July 14, 2009 at 14:47:44

Thank you wanderer and nimo! I switched the regular cable
with a crossover cable, set Router B to 192.168.1.2, and now
everything works!

I now have wireless G running off of Router A, and Mixed
G/N on Router B. Anywhere in my house gets amazing
reception!

*Just a quick note for people who want to run the same
setup, you need to renew the DHCP on your network
connection before you get internet access. I needed to do
this on my mac. Also, disabling and re-enabling the internet
connection on Vista will resolve any problems.

Thank you to all!


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