1 home network, 2 subnets, able to ping between, but not browse... what gives?

By uneasyrider
Apr 3, 2011
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  1. The subject laid it out pretty well...

    Setup 1
    HSI Modem + Linksys router (Tomato firmware) + 2 computers
    Router ip range 192.168.1.*

    Linksys router (Tomato firmware), set up in wireless client mode + 2 computers
    Router ip range 192.168.0.*

    The Wireless client mode works perfect. Everything jives. Every computer can ping the others on both subnets. But I can only 'browse' to the computers on the same subnet, not outside. My Windows 7 Homegroup is messed up. My VNC sessions between computers won't connect via PC name, but will connect via IP address.

    What am I missing?? I'm sure it's something simple.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    the simplest solution would be
    modem==>Linksys( - - - systems
                    (lan port on 1.1)
                           +-----[lan port on this router]OtherLinksys - - - WiFi-
    and leave the WAN port empty; just disable the DHCP service and enable WiFi as normal
  3. uneasyrider

    uneasyrider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I see where you're going. However, the routers are at separate ends of the house, making it impossible for them to be hardwired. And I have devices that have to be hardwired (no wireless) on both.
  4. uneasyrider

    uneasyrider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I fixed my problem. Changed from Wireless Client to Wireless Bridged. Now my first router does all the DHCP and my second router is acting as intermediary and everything is on the same subnet.

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