trying to create another network on one TWC internet service

February 3, 2013 at 18:25:54
Specs: Windows 7
I fought with trying to hang two old BEFSR41 routers on an incoming TWC cable internet.
I have a couple of streams going out and one coming in... and I think there are some collissions going on that cause little Urps in the streams. I thought I could put them on two different subnets. Ha. No luck at all so far.
The scheme they gave me used a fixed IP and a subnet of
now I think I understand why TWC assigned a subnet of 255....252 - so I could only use ONE router. Their little toy is still routing, mine does it's thing.. that's it.
In order to add another router and a totally different group of PC's on the same bandwidth... I'd have to get into their box and change the subnet scheme to something more open.. 255.....248, or maybe back down to 255...255.0

I guess..

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February 4, 2013 at 07:30:56
When you signed up with your provider, did they provide you with a "combo unit" (ie: combination modem - router - wireless access point) or did they just give you a modem?

FWIW, the subnet mask you got from your provider has nothing to do with them trying to limit you to one router. If you have a router connected to the modem, or a combo unit, then they (your provider) really has no interest in what you're doing on the LAN side of said router/combo unit. If you wanted 12 routers behind the one connected directly to your modem, you could do it and I'm quite sure they couldn't care less.

I suspect the problem is your configuration of the routers you're trying to add. For more information on how to correctly add one, or more, routers to your existing network simply click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second router to your LAN

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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