3 routers need help please

December 14, 2010 at 09:32:47
Specs: Windows 7
Hoping someone can guide me in the right direction. I have 3 TRENDnet TEW-652BRP routers, two are running DD-WRT software for xbox 360's. The third is using factory trendnet software and is connected to my broadband modem. Everything can get out to the internet, the issue I am having is that I cannot communicate with anything that is located on opposite sides of the routers ie can't share media from PC that is connected to the Trendnet router with xbox behind the dd-wrt router. The DD-wrt routers connect to my other router wirelessly and get assigned an ip address from the main router that looks like this 192.168.10.xxx. Everything that gets attached to the DD-WRT routers get assigned an ip address from the DD-WRT router that looks like this 192.168.1.xxx. I have tried pinging the xbox ip address from my PC and it fails. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
December 14, 2010 at 10:10:51
Click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide titled: "Add a second Router to your LAN"

If you wish all clients to communicate you'll want then all in the same subnet and therefore want to use the "LAN port to LAN port" scenario. In your particular case, you will plug both of your downstream router's into LAN ports on the one router connected to the internet.

If Router 1 (connected to the internet) has the following IP: 192.168.0.1
then you would assign IP's on the LAN side of the other two as follows:

Router 2 IP: 192.168.0.2
Router 3 IP: 192.168.0.3

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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#2
December 14, 2010 at 10:51:47
Ok so my next question is do they have to be physically cabled or can this be done thru wireless. I am trying not to have to run cables everywhere.

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#3
December 14, 2010 at 11:56:43
To be honest, I don't know for sure.

I suspect if both router 2 and 3 are capable of wireless bridging then you could probably accomplish this that way. I've never played with wireless bridging so I can't confirm if two other routers could bridge to to a single router or not. This is something you'd have to look into in the documentation.

To be honest, if I were doing this, I'd pull the two cables and connect routers 2 and 3 via a cable. Wireless, for all it's convenience is extremely insecure and inherently susceptible to lag and latency. If your clients will be transferring any large amounts of data, expect that to be slow in comparison to a wired solution. But you have to do what you have to do so I would look into bridging.

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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#4
December 14, 2010 at 12:01:08
Thanks I will keep playing around with it.

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