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Dual Routers

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#1 sabrefreak


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:25 AM

Currently my system is DSL modem > Linksys RVS 4000 router > 24 port unmanaged switch (x 2).

I have a NAS and a few network printers, all addressed by IP; everyone else is one DHCP.

My goal is to bring in a second router - also an RVS4000 - plugged into the first router, and then connect it to a third switch. The stations that get fed from this switch will be email only with no internet access (that is port 80 is blocked); however they still have to be able to see the NAS and printers on the other switches.

I figure I can put one router on 192.168.1.x and the other on 192.168.2.x (with 2 different DHCP groups; one for the internet group; one for the no-internet group).

The real problem is that in the Advanced Routing of the router I set up the following:
*enet cable from primary router to port 1 of the secondary router
*enet cable from port 4 of the secondary router to the third switch (no users connected yet; I wanted to verify connectibility)
*the primary and secondary routers are configured the same (pppoe, etc...) except as follows:
*primary router 192.168.1.x
*secondary router 192.168.2.x
*both putting out dhcp on their own ranges
*secondary router's advanced routing is set to router (primary is set to gateway) and is using dynamic routing (rip v1)

I tried this set-up using the enet cable in both the WAN port and port 1 of the secondary router; either way I couldn't connect to it from my station (I'm on the 192.168.1.x subnet).
I figure that if I can't see the router then users won't be able to see the NAS and printers on the primary router (plus, I have to make corrections and such to the router from time to time).

Any ideas?

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#2 Baloo


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:18 AM

Check this link out it may help you. Be sure you are using a crossover cable to connect the two routers.

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