Two Routers On One Network

By Punkid
Feb 18, 2010
  1. i have an adsl modem with 4 ethernet ports and it does NOT have WiFi, we will call this Router Router A has no Wifi i bought another router which has wifi,4 ethernet LAN ports,1 WAN port and it is NOT A MODEM, we call this device Router B.

    i have the network setup....i set the IP of router A to,ran an ethernet cable from it to Router B's WAN port and assigned it IP to access internet, and set Router B's local IP to A assigns IP whereas Router B assigns to the devices that connect to now,internet works in any way i connect to any of the routers,but file sharing does not work between the two routers. for example if i have one pc connected to one router and another pc connected to the other router,i cannot share files between them.....

    what is the solution to this problem?
  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 419

    i fixed my problem...i was connecting my Router A to Router B's WAN ive connected it to Router B's LAN port and disabled Router B's DHCP so that it only acts as a switch, its now working fine....
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