conecting router to router

By nithish
Sep 4, 2006
  1. i currently use a dlink router(primary) a dlink switch and a new 3com wireless router

    currently my dlink is the dhcp server and straight wire connects it to the switch....
    when i connected a straight wire from the switch to a lan port(not uplink) in my new 3 comm wireless router (just out of the box no settings changed) the wireless network is active and i get a connection on my laptop and can browse net..

    BUT i CANT acces my 3com router(acting as accespoint) settings page on and CAN acces dlink router(DHCP server) on

    websites suggest i use a crossover cable from dlink router to 3comm(the acces point) and some ip changing which i dont know how


    pls reply
    worried amatuer networker
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,143   +595

    most likely you have an IP conflict.

    set the router closest to the DSL/Cable modem(router-1) to have an address of, allow DHCP and use a MASK of

    set the last router(router-2) to an IP address of, allow DHCP, wireless enabled, and a mask like the above.

    systems connected to router-1 must be able to ping systems on router-2
    and conversely.

    from a router-2 system, get a cmd prompt and issue
    if this runs, everything should be ok
  3. nithish

    nithish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx man but i googled a bit after posting and now everything is fine
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