Before you recommend getting a wifi router and adapters..etc. I'm trying to work with what I got right now so I'd prefer to get this working the way I'm trying to now if it's possible before going out and buying new hardware or rearranging everything.
I'll try to explain the best I can.
My desktop computer is getting internet from a roommates computer downstairs via an ethernet cord, the computer downstairs has internet connection sharing enabled.
And this works fine, good speed, suits my purpose..etc. BUT I have a secondary desktop PC upstairs I want to set up as well so I got a cheap dynex router from a friend as he had bought a new one (tested fine at his house so I don't think it's broken)
- I plug the ethernet cord coming from downstairs into the WAN port, wan port lights up.
- I then run another cat5 cable from one of the ports to the desktop PC (not the new one, the one that already had internet just to test things) and the port light comes on the router but no internet.
Note: I have the router UPSTAIRS, not downstairs, I'm trying to split it that way, so there's 2 routers in the house. Otherwise I'll have to buy wifi gear or run a secondary ethernet cable (expensive being how far I'd have to run it) but I thought I would be able to just use the secondary router as a simple splitter, but turns out it must not be that simple..
I don't get any warning about devices having the same IP..etc. just no internet. But when I don't try to run it through the router and plug the cord directly into the PC I get internet.. So It must be some type of configuration I have to do to get this working properly. I tried resetting it, restarting the PC..etc.
Thanks if you can help.
Edited by Pladopus, 15 October 2014 - 11:31 PM.