|Hello, I recently obtained a 2wire modem/router for dsl broadband. I'm trying to manually set the default gateway of the 2wire for the purpose of joining two separate networks together to share a file server, without ip conflict problems, and so that each network will pull internet from their respective dsl lines. The 1st network has a default gateway of 192.168.1.254. I was planning on changing the 2wire network to a default gateway of 192.168.1.253. After browsing online however, it doesn't seem like that is possible, but they do allow for default gateways of 172.16.0.1 or 10.0.0.1. |
So let's say I choose to use a default gateway of 172.16.0.1. When I went to my router configuration page, in boardband link -> advanced settings under broadband ip, I am allowed to manually configure ip address, but they have the following blank fields: ip address, subnet, and default gateway. Now, I know for subnet, i will use 255.255.255.0 and default gateway i'll use 172.16.0.1, but what do I put in for ip address? Just 172.16.0.1 also? I do apologize if this is a stupid question, but I just want to be sure. On the other network's modem/router, if I want to change ip address and default gateway of the unit, I just change its IP address and that will be the default gateway as well. So, I just want to be sure.
Also, on the homepage of the router, there is an option of a setup wizard...would I be able to do it through there? Any help is greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance!
Sorry, just realized that if I choose the default gateway of 172.16.0.1, the subnet mask is 255.255.0.0. I do need the subnet mask to be 255.255.255.0 so that both networks can share the file server. Would I be able to set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 with default gateway 172.16.0.1? If not, can i use 192.168.1.253 as a default gateway?