Two routers running with dhcp one on net help

April 24, 2009 at 20:33:27
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there,

I have a flat 30 meters away from my folks house. I have run a network cable through the roof of my folks house out to the flat. The main house has a 4 port billion wireless router which has the net connection, in the flat i also have a d-link wireless router with no internet connect both have to have dhcp on as sometimes my dad turns the house router off and if im playing lan games with mates in flat we would lose our network of the house was supplying dhcp hence the other routher in the flat . I want to be able to use the internet connection from the billion router in the house via my long cable but have my router down here still controling the network in the flat both wireless and cable by its dhcp so if the house router is turned off all i lose is my internet connection.

Lol sorry for long spiel, how can this be done any ideas?

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April 25, 2009 at 05:42:29
By default, most SOHO routers create a DHCP scope of the following IP's: 100 to 199

Check the DHCP scope on the router in the house. Write down it's scope. Create a DHCP scope on your router in your flat using IP's not in the scope of the DHCP server in the house. (as per my example above, you would use say, 200 to 250, or 50 to 99 in your router in your flat)

This would prevent overlap and possible duplicate IP's and allow you to do what you want while still being able to access the internet via the router in the house.

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