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#1 rustyfrog666

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

I have a router provided by my ISP which I have connected to a Tomato router and I can ping both these routers from a laptop connected via wifi to the Tomato router.

 

The Tomato router has a Powerline Adaptor going to an apartment downstairs.  In the apartment I have added another router, but I can't ping this router.  

 

They are all on their own IP range:

 

192.168.0.1 - Tomato Router (Can ping)

192.168.1.1 - ISP Router (Can ping) 

192.168.2.1 - Apartment Router (Cannot Ping)

 

On the apartment router it recognises the WAN as being the Tomato Router (192.168.0.1).  However on the Tomato Router I cannot "see" the Apartment router. 

 

I'd like to be able to see the apartment router as I need to be able to limit the bandwidth of that router using the Tomato Router. E.g. set a limit from the Tomato router for IP range 192.168.2.1-199

 

Any ideas why I can't see the Apartment router, or suggestions of things to try would be much appreciated.  I'm not a networking expert!

 

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

do a direct connect between the router?  Do you see it then?  If so then I would suspect its the power line adapters.

Powerline adapters work on the same breaker box not between different breaker boxes.  Usually apts have their own power/breaker box



#3 rustyfrog666

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

do a direct connect between the router?  Do you see it then?  If so then I would suspect its the power line adapters.

Powerline adapters work on the same breaker box not between different breaker boxes.  Usually apts have their own power/breaker box

 

So I moved the Apartment Router and connected it directly to the Tomato Router (i.e. same connection, just without the PowerLine adapters).  But I still have the same problem that I cannot ping the Apartment Router when I'm connected to the Tomato Router.  

 

The strange thing is I can ping the Tomato Router (and the ISP router) when I'm connected to the Apartment Router, so it seems to be a one way thing.  So something with the router setup maybe?

 

Many thanks for the suggestion.   Do you have any other ideas?



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Make sure ping is enabled in the router.






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