2 router + 2 broadband connection on a single

September 1, 2009 at 04:02:28
Specs: Windows XP
I have 2 routers, both of them has its own broadband conection.

How can I link both routers without any problem in IP?

I have 2 routers (8 ports each) and 12 PCs and a server.

Please, help me to configure the network without turning off the DHCP one of the router.


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#1
September 1, 2009 at 09:22:29
Could you explain, why you'd like to do this, and why DHCP should keept running on both routers?

This is necessary for me to understand, what you're planning to do.

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#2
September 1, 2009 at 10:10:20
Yes, you need to explain what it is you're trying to achieve here since at the outset, your request makes no sense without more detail.

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#3
September 1, 2009 at 12:18:18
"How can I link both routers without any problem in IP?"

set one dhcp servers scope to half the subnet and set the other dhcp scope to the other half of the scope.
example:
router1: 192.168.1.3-130 gateway 192.168.1.1 [router1's ip]
router2: 192.168.1.131-254 gateway 192.168.1.2 [router2's ip]

connect a crossover cable between routers lan ports so they can communicate.

You would be far ahead of the game if you bought a dual wan port router.


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#4
September 1, 2009 at 12:33:58
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When both routers are linked, the computers connected to the routers do see both DHCP-servers and will get an ip address randomly from one of the routers.

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#5
September 1, 2009 at 12:52:51
Yep. And I take it you think that is a problem? Why?

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#6
September 1, 2009 at 13:10:09
It might be a problem.
Otherwise, you never need two DHCP servers.
It can be managed by one routers DHCP server and you don't have to split the network.

Easy going...

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#7
September 1, 2009 at 13:30:24
I believe in the following guidelines;

1. give the poster what they ask for
2. suggest only what works.
3. address the poster at the computer literacy level they appear to be at.

"without turning off the DHCP one of the routers"

If teppei messes up the lease times.. then teppei will be back :-)


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#8
September 1, 2009 at 14:38:49
One could see it in this way.
I think, if one asks for a solution, it's always a good idea, to mention disadvantages and give suggestions, to avoid problems e.g. with 2 DHCP servers.

I think the best way is, to keep it as simple as possible.
So the same way, as I do in my networks, to avoid confusions.

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#9
September 1, 2009 at 14:42:55
There are no problems with multiple dhcp servers as long as their scopes don't overlap.... and they are authorized :-)

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