|Hello, I am networking 2 routers together to have one semi-secure LAN for ftp server and voice chat server, we can call this a semi-secure LAN which is linked through a Second NAT router for a highly secure LAN for protection of high value machines from infection of virus's that may otherwise be compromised by the semi-secure LAN.|
I have had partial success, the problem is that both LAN's need Internet access through both routers fed by the top level semi-secure LAN, I do not use the wireless as all my machines are wired. I seem to be having a conflict with the Internet on either router when both are connected together and I do not know why this is happening, I have tried disabling the DHCP on the secure LAN but this does not seem to work, I think I am getting my routing messed up somewhere.
I will give a list here of the machines and IP addresses.
TOP ROUTER (semi-secure) connected to PC1 192.168.1.13
TOP ROUTER (semi-secure) connected to (2nd router) @ 192.168.1.1
ALTERNATE DNS = 192.168.1.3
(2nd Router) connected to other machines i.e. 192.168.2.x
Problem other machines have Internet connectivity problems.
I have tried setting a ROUTING TABLE but might have done it wrong
I routed both routers to each other, each one via its DNS IP to the Others DNS IP
Is this correct ?
I have also set up static routes to each router using the MAC code addressing, I feel I am almost their but not quite, frankly I'm stuck right now :/
I can provide links below to PDF files for both routers, to be honest I am confused as to what is causing the conflict, if someone can advise me it would be much appreciated.
I have the following routed and basically the plan is to accomplish this below the heading.
( What can be done to improve LAN security with multiple machines?
My newest router is this one.Make: ZyXEL Model: P-660HW-T1 v3
Version 3-40_Ed1 and the PDF file is at
My Other Router which has a better website filter blocking feature is this one.
NETGEAR DG834GSP v3 and the closest Manual I can find is here
Maybe I am overlooking something, but as both routers have a WAN port it seems as though I am getting a conflict or collision somewhere, I set one router in the range 192.168.1.x and the other Router was on 192.168.2.x is this where I am going wrong or is it something else ?
NOTE: Both routers claim to support the MULTI NAT-ROUTING feature
Regards Michelle xxx
PS, Please feel free to ask me more questions, I will try to give as much detail as I can as I know their are many others out their wanting similar answers based on the many posts I have studied so far.