How to Setup Router that's connected toswitch

January 6, 2011 at 13:55:29
Specs: Windows 7
Hello
Guys
I have Issue I have this Setup Cable Modem--> Switch --> Router.
Now the issue is Workgroup I can not share files beetween computers connected with router and computer connected with switch. Both of them uses the different setof ip address 192.168.0.1 for switch and 192.168.1.1 for router. If i try to assing 192.168.0.1 to router it's just doesn't respond. I tried going through some forums but didn't get anywhere.
Thanks

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#1
January 6, 2011 at 14:08:28
The setup should be Modem > Router > Switch.

You never put s switch between Modem and router. Any computers connected to the switch will be trying to use the Public IP address supplied by the Modem and only one can do that.

Stuart


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#2
January 6, 2011 at 21:09:14
Hello,
Thanks for you reply

I know that and it works fine but see the issue is that i have modem and switch is in my basment so if I set up the wireless router in the basement i don't get signals on the second floor of the house. Seting up thisway I can have the router on the first floor if i set up this way i have the signals every where in my house. Is there any way this can work ?? or Can I use another router and use
Modem --> Router --> Router Setup. if yes How do i set up so that I have access to all the computer on the both routers.??
Thanks


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#3
January 7, 2011 at 04:22:53
If all the switch is doing is extending the router to the first floor why not just extend the cable from the Modem to the router and eliminate the switch altogether.

Stuart


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#4
January 7, 2011 at 09:24:46
You can't do this with out setting up a VPN to tunnel through your NAT on your Router. This is a pain in the neck and I think a simpler solution for you is to forget about the switch and get your self a Wireless Access Point (WAP). These are basically wireless switches. You can setup your Modem and Router in the basement. I am assuming you have a CAT5 wire running upstairs is why you were trying a switch, if so then put the WAP upstairs. Problem solved.

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#5
January 7, 2011 at 12:37:57
StuartS has the simple, easy, logical, sensible solution.

Move the router upstairs and connect the cable running between the basement and the first floor from the modem downstairs into the router upstairs. Since it's a wireless router, you don't need a WAP and with the router on your 1st floor, wireless clients on the 2nd floor should be able to connect to your WLAN without issue.

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
January 7, 2011 at 16:01:08
Thank you for all of replys
ace_omega.
You recomand to buy wirless access point. Is it somehing other then route ?
or do i have to use two router and have one config as wirless access point.
If this is the case wht do i have to do ?
Curt R
I think I would not be able to run the cable back to the basement. Thanks for your reply.

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#7
January 8, 2011 at 03:44:13
What is the purpose of the Switch in the basement? What client systems or cables connect to it? If you have only a single ethernet cable running from basement to upstairs then I would suggest you consider the following setup.
In basement connect from Modem to Router WAN port and from router LAN port to the basement PC plus connect the upstairs ethernet cable to a router lan port. Turn on DHCP in the router but turn off the wireless.
Re-locate the switch upstairs and buy a wireless Access Point ( Not another router)
Connect the ethernet cable from basement to the switch uplink port. Connect any local devices to switch LAN port and connect the WAP to a switch LAN port.
Configure the WAP as desired.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#8
January 8, 2011 at 21:40:18
Thanks Richard59 for your reply
I have some computers connected to the Switch so it dosn't work as well as u suggested.
However I have recived a solution to this problem.
Thanks to ace_omega who suggested to put router in the basement and have all of the computer connected to the router, use one of the port to attach Wireless Access Point. I have done that and it works grate now i can access any computer on the network and I have configed my second router as a WAP.
Everything is working grate.
Thanks all of you for your help..

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