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#1 andybe

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

So i have asked this question before but after many hours of reading i realized i needed to buy an additional router, a wired broadband router.

so now i have this set up configuration.

cable modem -> wired broadband router (which will handle DHCP requests)
i then have 2 cat 5 cables from this router connecting to 2 wireless routers in 2 different parts of a building (call them router 1 and router 2)

now i have both wireless routers with DHCP turned off, but i am not sure how to assign gateway and ip ranges/addresses for these 2 routers
i want them to have their own broadcast ID's.

I think this might be simple but not sure where to start. Can anyone advise?

thanks
andy

Edited by andybe, 09 May 2012 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:12 PM

So i have asked this question before but after many hours of reading i realized i needed to buy an additional router, a wired broadband router.

so now i have this set up configuration.

cable modem -> wired broadband router (which will handle DHCP requests)
i then have 2 cat 5 cables from this router connecting to 2 wireless routers in 2 different parts of a building (call them router 1 and router 2)

now i have both wireless routers with DHCP turned off, but i am not sure how to assign gateway and ip ranges/addresses for these 2 routers
i want them to have their own broadcast ID's.

I think this might be simple but not sure where to start. Can anyone advise?

thanks
andy


The gateway will be the first router, that is the one connected to the modem.
You can either allow the first router to assign IP addresses to the secondary ones, or probably preferable to set the secondary routers with fixed ip adresses outside the pool of the primary router. Of course the subnet should be the same on all. Depending on the configuration of the secondary routers, you should have NAT, FIREWALL and DHCP turned off. You can then set the broadcast IDs to whatever you like

btw cat 5 is old hat, hope you meant 5e for a minimum

Edited by compostery, 09 May 2012 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

so do you have recommendations on what the settings would be?

If i set the broadband router at lets say:

internal ip = 192.168.0.1
subnet mask = 255.255.255.0
DHCP pool: 192.168.0.50 to 250

then how do i configure the 2 secondary routers with fixed ips etc?

thanks

re: cat 5. i am not totally sure, the building is an old library. i am volunteering to set up the libraries internet. There is so much brick and granite that the bottom floor can not pick up signal from the top floor and vice versa.

thanks again

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:03 PM

anyone? sorry for the bump, but i know someone knows the answer to this

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

you can assign a static within the range of the dchp pool

Router 2 192.168.0.51
Router 3 192.168.0.52

255.255.255.0

192.168.1.1 Gateway of your 1st router

Edited by coxchris, 16 May 2012 - 02:52 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

What types of routers are you using? But the advice you've gotten is on the right path.
Sincerely,

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