Seperating two networks

February 27, 2009 at 16:50:15
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a problem that I can't seem to solve. I have two Linksys routers. One has VOIP so it needs to be plugged in to the head of my network. I have it set up with wireless security so my home computers can talk with ease and some security and so I am not sharing any data with the neighbors. My kids have Nintendo DS's and while they can use WiFi they don't support security. (Dumb!) I want them to be able use the online features but I don't want to open up my network. I am trying to plug the second router in and configure it so while it can access the internet, traffic can't get to the other computers in my house.

My first router uses 192.168.0.XX. A network engineer from work told me to set the other router up with 192.168.1.XX (I actually used 10.XX) When I plug the internet port on #2 up to a spare port on #1, I can't get to the internet and ipconfig doesn't seem to see any default gateway. When I plug #2 in using any other spare plug other then the Internet one, I get in but ipconfig sees my default router as 192.168.0.1 so I can see computers on the protected side. Can someone help me?

Thanks,
Jon


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#1
February 27, 2009 at 18:17:13
E.g.


Router #1:
LAN IP address: 192.168.0.1
Net Mask: 255.255.255.0
WAN IP address: dynamically assigned by ISP
Gateway: assigned by ISP
DNS: assigned by ISP


Router #2:
LAN IP address: 192.168.1.1
Net Mask: 255.255.255.0
WAN IP address: 192.168.0.2
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS: 192.168.0.1

Nintendo:
LAN IP address: 192.168.1.50
Net Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.1.1

So Nintendo will surf will request nintendo.com and asks Router #2.

Router #2 has no idea and asks Router #1 via Gateway address.

Router #1 has no idea and asks ISP via Gateway address, gets the answer and hands it back the same way.

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#2
February 28, 2009 at 09:31:38
Ok, that makes sense. I assume I connect a spare port on router #1 to the internet side of router #2 then? I will have to look again at the settings and make sure I can set those settings. But I do appreciate the quick response. My kids will be thrilled.

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#3
February 28, 2009 at 10:24:34
>> I assume I connect a spare port on router #1 to the internet side of router #2 then?

Yes, just right.

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