Dual Router Setup D-Link DIR 615 Wireless N

D-link Dir-615 wireless n router
December 1, 2010 at 11:53:55
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey everyone

I am trying to setup a network at my parents house. Their actual modem is outside of the house in the 'shop' where they get satellite internet from xplornet. (Canadians might know it?). It is a connection type I am unfamiliar with.

I bought them two routers, both D-Link DIR 615 (wireless N) and went about setting the first one up in the shop and connection it to the internet. That much went fine, connection setting is Dynamic IP and all of the devices wired and wirelessly connected to the first router work fine.

I went to setup the one inside, changed it's IP (from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.2), disabled it as a DHCP server and connected it to the router outside in the shop. It won't connect to the internet, infact I'm not even sure it is communicating with the other router.


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#1
December 1, 2010 at 12:02:55
Connect from one LAN port of the Shop router to a LAN port of the Home router.
Check also that you do not have an IP conflict since the Shop router may have 192.168.0.2 already allocated to something else unless you limited the DHCP range.

Then do a power shutdown and re-start of both routers

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#2
December 1, 2010 at 12:02:56
I went to setup the one inside, changed it's IP (from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.2), disabled it as a DHCP server and connected it to the router outside in the shop. It won't connect to the internet, infact I'm not even sure it is communicating with the other router.

Connected the second (downstream) router how? Wired? Wireless?

If it's a wired connection (ie: connected with a network cable) then you need to make sure you've plugged that cable into a LAN port on both router's and also ensure the LAN settings of the downstream router are as follows:
IP: 192.168.0.2
SM: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

You may also need to point the DNS address at 192.168.0.1 but this shouldn't be necessary as clients will get that from DHCP. The important thing is the LAN port to LAN port connection.

If you want to, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled: "adding a second router..."

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#3
December 1, 2010 at 12:06:14
They are connected via the LAN ports ( yes its a wired connection ). I'll have a look at your guide Curt, thanks

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#4
December 1, 2010 at 12:25:10
I believe my problem is I am unsure of how to change the default gateway on this particular router

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#5
December 1, 2010 at 14:03:30
If you're talking about the downstream router, it's LAN IP is 192.168.0.2

You need to be on a computer connected to that router (wired) and open a web browser. In the URL field, type the above address and that should take you to the management interface for your router.

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
December 1, 2010 at 14:36:58
No I have no problem with that. All the settings seem fine, but the upstream router no longer sees the downstream one. On my first try I could see the computer connected to the downstream router but now I can't nor does that particular connection ever flash

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#7
December 1, 2010 at 14:49:27
are you using a crossover cable to go lan to lan? You can't use a regular straight cable unless one of the units supports mdi/mdix

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#8
December 1, 2010 at 15:41:00
I'm not using a crossover cable, but I have a dual router network at home in which one is the same D-Link DIR 615 and has no problem with a regular straight cable. I need to figure out why the comp on the downstream router no longer shows up on the main router

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#9
December 1, 2010 at 17:02:43
Did you get an ip address at the computer, connected to the downstream router?

Check that with ipconfig /all

Is the LED for the router to router connection lit?

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#10
December 3, 2010 at 07:25:01
no ip and no the LED is not lit, I would love to test another cable but its to great a distance.

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#11
December 3, 2010 at 07:34:28
As long as the LED is not lit, you got no link between the 2 routers and therefore no access to the other side.

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#12
April 7, 2011 at 09:51:20
if the ethernet is too long then its a problem.. you need to buy a booster ethernet (LAN) box then get two straight cables then try.. I had the same problem.. the issue is carrying an electronic signal too far along a wire reduces the connection speed and.. keep the wires as short as realistacally possible.

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