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Dsl Modem/router And 2nd Router


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#1 RandomUser

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:44 AM

I'm currently attempting to connect my Qwest branded ActionTek router/modem to my Linlsys WRVS4400N. The reason for this is because I have a Server that requires some features of the WRVS4400N. I also want to use my PC and XBOX on that router because the ActionTek only supports one wired connection.

Some things to Note:

Both Support RIPv2
WRVS4400N Offers DHCP Relay (I don't want the WRVS providing DHCP)
The two devices seem to not communicate when they are on the same subnet
NAT is disabled in the WRVS.
I Set a static route to the WRVS Via the ActionTek.
I've also tried this putting the two router on different Subnet, but still no DHCP from the ActionTek



What am I doing Wrong?
Any help here is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:49 PM

I can't believe I posted this....

The issue was caused by me not switching from the WAN port of WRVS4400N to a normal port as I was not using the router to
connect to an ISP's DHCP Server. Although, you can use that function when there is a router in front of another being the DHCP provider
to the rest of your network, it's a lot of hassle and doesn't make sense in most cases. Ergo, I have a spendy switch.... I'll post again if
I set it up the other way.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:45 PM

In case you still needs it, the middle link tells all you want to know about DHCP on 2 routers
http://www.grc.com/nat/nat.htm
http://www.grc.com/nat/nats.htm
http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeSer...1&SiteID=50




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