Connecting a 10/100 Dlink switch to a new gigabit router

September 22, 2012 at 04:32:27
Specs: Windows
I've had my network up and running for several years with no issues. Last week I upgraded my router to a Dlink 826L and now anything connected to my downstream Dlink DSS16+ can't be accessed. Can anyone explain what is going on and how to fix the situation?

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#1
September 22, 2012 at 06:58:46
It likely has to do with how you interconnected the two devices.

I have a guide you should read on "adding a second router". You'll want to pay attention the "version 1" where you interconnect the routers LAN port to LAN port making one subnet.

To read my guide, click on my name above in this response and then click on my "how-to" guide titled "add a second router to your LAN"

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#2
October 2, 2012 at 13:21:22
Curt - the router to router connection does not apply to rolandv's scenario unless I am misunderstanding his post. It sounds to me like he swapped his old router for the new D-Link 826L gigabit one and now clients that are connected to his downstream DSS16+ switch are having issues being accessed.

rolandv - Please elaborate on what you mean when you say that downstream devices connected to the DSS cannot be accessed. Are you trying to ping them from a client connected directly to the new router? Are you trying to access them from external to the network?

How was the network originally configured? I am assuming it was

internet --> Old Router --> DSS --> clients

if this is correct, are you sure that the new router has the same firewall rules, port forwarding configuration, and IP address/subnet information as your previous one?

Please post back with some more information so that we can assist you further. Thanks!

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#3
October 3, 2012 at 07:23:22
Curt - the router to router connection does not apply to rolandv's scenario unless I am misunderstanding his post

Nope, upon rereading it, it looks like I misunderstood. I believe the downstream device is a switch, not a router as I first thought.

I guess I shoulda read the title a little more closely........

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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