Daisy chain routers

August 11, 2010 at 02:42:28
Specs: Linux x86_64, 4*2.66GHz/4GB
Hi,

I have the following setup, dsl-router with static ip's(billion),
internet on the wan port and servers on the lan ports, i also have a linksys router on the lan side, so the linksys wan port is connected to the billion's lan port. the billion uses subnet 192.168.10.*** for the lan side.
The linksys(WAN) is set-up on 192.168.10.* that is translated to a static ip on the internet(lets just say 123.123.123.123). on the linksys lan side i have 192.168.5.***(where 1 is the router). So i need to do double natting.
From my pc (on the linksys lan side) i cannot ping past the billion. how would i be able to set this up?


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#1
August 11, 2010 at 07:04:28
From my pc (on the linksys lan side) i cannot ping past the billion. how would i be able to set this up?

From this I take it you mean, you can't ping anything on the internet. If so, I hope you've tried to ping more than one website since not everybody's servers are set to respond to an ICMP (ping) request.

If you have tried numerous places like: www.google.com, with no luck. It may be the settings on the first (billion) router. Being unfamiliar with that make, I can't help you any further.

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
August 11, 2010 at 10:55:31
Hi Curt R
I managed to solve it eventually, the problem was that my PC didn't follow the correct routes.
For future reference- (if someone tries this)
In windows add the closest router to the PC's IP as the gateway then click on advanced and add the other router's (the one that connects to the internet) to the next gateway.
In Unix/Linux just run the 'route' command in terminal.

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#3
August 11, 2010 at 12:02:00
In windows add the closest router to the PC's IP as the gateway then click on advanced and add the other router's (the one that connects to the internet) to the next gateway.

Just as an FYI, if you set the two router's up correctly, this isn't necessary as a default route from the LAN on the downstream router (#2) to the upstream (#1) is added automatically and the traffic flow is automatically routed where it needs to go.

It may be necessary, depending on the make/model of the SOHO routers you're using, to manually add a route.

Also, if your DHCP on each router is configured correctly, clients connecting to the respective routes don't need any additional manual settings as they'll get the correct ones from the DHCP service.

I suspect you've got something not quite configured correctly and that's why you're having to do extra steps to make it work.

If you click on my name above in either of my responses and then read my "how-to" guide on "Adding a second router" you can see a basic setup guide. Since you're using separate subnets, you'll want to pay attention to the "LAN to WAN" scenario.

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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