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Router To Router Setup

By the.freak
Jan 19, 2010
  1. Hey :

    1st lemme say that neither me nor my friend know anything about router to router setups, so we need to know a few things. He's got a TP-Link W542G v4 wireless router, and a D-Link wired router, he wants to setup a 2 router environment and in the TP-Link config subnet can only be set as 255.255.255.0 or 255.255.0.0 nothing else ...

    How do we set things up so all his 4 PCs work as well as wireless connection for iPhone ?

    P.S : D-Link HAS to be the one connected to Internet via WAN .... Not TP-Link !

    Please help !
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    connect thusly
    Code:
    modem-- {wan}router#1{lan} --- {lan}router#2 {lan}--- other systems
                  |                          |
                  + --- wired or wireless    +-- wired or wireless
    
    on router#2, disable the DHCP feature

    router#1 will now control ALL systems and print/file sharing is also possible
     
  3. the.freak

    the.freak TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Why do so other places tell me to keep DHCP on on both routers ?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    you can, but the devices attached to the second router will not share well with those on the first :)

    If you enable BOTH to have DHCP, you create two subnets and need to also set a separate IP address for router#2.

    If you disable DHCP, the router#1 runs the whole show :)
     
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