no internet on 2nd router installed on home network

March 23, 2012 at 19:11:57
Specs: Windows 7, Intel I7 / 12G
I have 2 linksys routers installed on my home network. The primary router is a linksys WRT360n and is stationed inside the main home, while the 2nd is a linksys WRT160N located in my office . I've connected them via the lan to lan configuration and have disabled DHCP server on the 2nd. I can access the 2nd router via my primary PC but am unable to access the internet or see the primary from the PC connected to the 2nd router. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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March 23, 2012 at 20:15:49
OK In your primary router let's presume it has the default IP address of
It has DHCP enabled and also has wireless set up. You should check the DHCP scope and alter the range to say to
This then leaves you with a number of IPs in the range to 10 to use for static assignments.
Now in the second router you should connect a PC direct to one of the LAN ports and log into it's native admin interface IP. enter it and alter it's settings to a static IP of with DHCP disabled. Set up wireless with the same SSID and encryption password as the primary router, but on a different radio channel. That way you won't get any signal conflicts if the home/office are in fairly close proximity.

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March 24, 2012 at 14:32:49
Thank you for the information Richard. I've made the changes you suggested on the first router, but I'm not very well versed with static ip setup. I've set up the wireless on the 2nd router as you suggested as well becuase my office is only approximately 30 feet from the main router. The problem I am having is with the router actually accepting the static ip changes you suggested. It keeps coming back up an error 'IP equals subnet please correct' I'm not sure exactly what needs to happen at this part so if you could assist I'd be grealy appreciated. I can log into the router via my main PC because it is seen via Win7 network sharing center.

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March 26, 2012 at 10:19:33
Click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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