i have 2 routers and 1 network, help!

September 17, 2010 at 11:36:40
Specs: Windows Vista/XP
I currently have 2 wireless routers. 1 is connected to the router switch for the hard wire networks of 4 computers and a server. I would like to connect the 2nd router to the router switch and use that as a printer server. I can't seem to be able to have the server find the 2nd router. Please help!

the one router that's connected to the router switch is a trendnet 192.168.10.1 and the one that i would like to setup is a rosewill 192.168.0.1

Any help would be greatly appreciated~!


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#1
September 17, 2010 at 11:50:55
Please clarify what you mean by "router switch" - do you mean a switch or modem?

It is not advisable to have more than 1 router in a network.

I am I correct in thinking you have 1 router, with 4 wired computers attached and you would like to setup the 2nd router to connect to the main router wireless and then attach your printer to the 2nd router?

If this is the case, then you will need to setup the 2nd router in bridge mode. Both routers will have to be capable supporting this setup. With your router model, you will need to check the manufacturers website for "Bridged Mode"

See this website for more details http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to...

Secondly, you will have to fix your IP addresses.
Setup the following
Router 1 - Trendnet
IP 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server : ON
DHCP Scope 192.168.0.10 to 192.168.0.254

Router 2 - Rosewill
IP 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
DHCP : OFF
Default Gateway : 192.168.0.1
Local DNS 192.168.0.1

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#2
September 17, 2010 at 11:58:39
Hello,

Let me clarify. I own a business and currently I have one router connected to a router switch hub, which has a capability of hooking about 10 computers to it at a time. I have data jacks in the office that the 4 computers and server is hooked up to, which can get internet and network via the router switch hub to the router itself. I'm trying to setup another router to use as a printer router for the network. I plug it into the router switch hub and the server could not find the router.

What can i do for the server to find the 2nd router? I would like this one to not be a wireless if possible.


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#3
September 17, 2010 at 11:59:35
BTW, the router that's currently on the router switch is on a static ip, not dhcp.

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#4
September 17, 2010 at 12:13:57
You have no need for a router in this case. Why are you not just plugging the network printer into the switch? Why do you think you need a router?

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#5
September 17, 2010 at 15:01:21
I actually need to split the one data jack to accomodate 2-3 printers, therefore, i thought it was a smart idea to use a router.... now i have a bunch of headache. Please help!

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#6
September 17, 2010 at 15:16:31
Take the router back and buy a switch. No headacks.

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#7
September 18, 2010 at 02:49:53
If your "router switch hub" has 10 ports and you are only using 4 of them, why are you not plugging the printer directly into the "router switch hub"?

Wanderer is correct, you should only have 1 router and the rest should be replaced with switches.

See
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=di...

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#8
September 18, 2010 at 05:56:52
The switch is all the way in the back of the warehouse. Will a switch be better?! Why didn't i think of that earlier!! I'm going to try that.

Thank you... to be continued...


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