Connecting Two Routers

Micro-star international / Vr440
July 23, 2010 at 03:20:34
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2 GHz / 767 MB
Hi... Im using Aztech 3g broadband, although it was working pretty quiet good, i want more speed, the reason why i bought one more aztech... is it possible for me to connect it together using only one modem? please help!

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#1
July 23, 2010 at 04:29:19
You wont get more speed by using two routers, things don't work that way. You are going to get all the bandwidth possible from the Modem.

The only way to connect to routers together is to have them in series, that is one following the other, not in parallel, that is side by side which is what you are suggesting.

Normally one router is enough for anyone unless there are very specific reasons why you should have two routers. A speed increase is not one of them.

Stuart


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#2
July 23, 2010 at 05:05:44
i will elaborate it... i'm living in a compound... i've got now aztech 3g mobile broadband. there are three pc's connected through cable, the rest of the guys connected using wi-fi (laptop, pda...) im wondering if i cant separate the ones' using wireless and cables.... could you help me?

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#3
July 23, 2010 at 05:45:47
Ok, the details help us to help you.

You can achieve separation. On one router (router 1), don't enable wireless. On the other one (router 2) do so and configure it. Plug wired clients in to router 1. Wireless clients will connect to router 2.

With this type of scenario, there's no need to connect the two routers since they'll be accessing the internet separately as compared to sharing a single internet connection.

That is of course, unless you want them all to share one LAN. This makes it more complex, but it's still doable. If that's what you want to do, click on my name above in my reply and read my "adding a second router" how-to guide. You'll want to use the LAN port to LAN port scenario.

Example setup:

Router 1:
LAN IP: 192.168.0.1
SM: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Scope: 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.199
DHCP Default Gateway IP: 192.168.0.1

Router 2:
LAN IP: 192.168.0.2
SM: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Scope (for wireless clients): 192.168.0.200 to 192.168.0.225
DHCP Default Gateway: 192.168.0.2

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
July 23, 2010 at 06:00:55
I try doing it based on my knowledge before i read your reply...
and it works... i do it this way:

Router 1:
LAN IP: 192.168.2.1
SM: 255.255.255.0
DHCP-disable
DHCP Default Gateway IP: 192.168.0.1

Router 2:
LAN IP: 192.168.2.51
SM: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Scope (for wireless clients): 192.168.2.52 to 192.168.2.100
DHCP Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1

its working really both lan and wireless but dont you think im going to have a problem soon.

thanks! :):):)


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#5
July 23, 2010 at 07:56:14
its working really both lan and wireless but dont you think im going to have a problem soon.

What I gave you was simply an example. Your setup is pretty much what I described except for the fact that I said to have two DHCP servers which I shouldn't have. I was thinking separate subnets when I wrote that.

What you did is 100% correct. Since you're running a single subnet, one DHCP server (preferably configured on the upstream router or router 1) is all you need for all clients.

No, I don't think you're going to have a problem. It should work just fine like that as long as the router's don't have a hardware failure.

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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#6
July 23, 2010 at 08:51:04
"DHCP Default Gateway IP: 192.168.0.1"

Mistype chineseEye? Because that is incorrect given the subnet of x.x.2.x

Router 2 and router 1 will need to be connected lan to lan NOT lan to wan for your configuration to work.

Normally dhcp is set on router1 and disabled on router2.
Here is a picture:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/d...


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#7
July 23, 2010 at 10:55:42
thanks curt R... its such a wonderful help for me nevertheless... but what i did is just trying my luck... hehe :) see you in another forum here!

@wanderer! yes its my mistake, what i did is just copy it from curt respnse, and paste it on my response window i forget to edit it! :)


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