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Connect router to router and be able to see all the computers in network

By bdyaniv ยท 13 replies
Jul 13, 2006
  1. Hi,

    Network Description:
    5 computers are connected to Linksys router (
    the Linksys router is connected to the internet.

    NetGear router is connected to the Linksys router (
    2 computers are connected to NetGear router.
    These 2 computers are able to surf the Internet but I can't see the other computers in network through them...

    How should I configure the NetGear router to be able to see the other computers in the network

    BTW: all the computers configured to WORKGROUP

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,403

    There`s a good page HERE which almost certainly has the solution somewhere.
  3. #Curtis

    #Curtis TS Rookie Posts: 60

    If your connecting two routers/hubs/switches through their uplink ports you will need a crossover cable, not the standard straight cable.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,009

    not true from my experiance
    make 2nd router gateway give it a number or like, disable dhcp
    make sure all default gateway on nic's point to
    or try reversing the ip numbers of the 2 routers
    you may need to use mask for
  5. bdyaniv

    bdyaniv TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If the Linksys (that connected to the router) has the ip and let's say that I disabled the DHCP in the second router. What should be an ok ip to configure the second router?

    Thanks for the quick reply I'm glad I joined to this forum.
    I'll try that and will update what happend...
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,009

    give it a number or like
    use a high number that way you should never have ip conflicts
    can go to 255
  7. bdyaniv

    bdyaniv TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I didn't have the chance to try this but when I do so I'll let you know, and I got a similar answer from the router tech support ;)

    Thanks again
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,512   +65

    For Windows networking shares to appear automatically, you are required to be on the same subnet.

    Your linksys router is using a different IP address range than your netgear router.

    You should disable your netgear's ability to be a DHCP server and assign it an IP address lke so you know where to access it in the future. Any unavailable IP will do.
  9. punish9200

    punish9200 TS Rookie

    help connecting 2 routers

    Hi All,

    i recently got a router (netgear dg834gt) from sky broadband.,,,, and i previously own a router (netgear dg834pn).
    i was told i cant use my own router (dg834pn) to connect to the net!

    so they said i can connect both router together but i dont know how?

    both routers set to dchp settings i think,
    what sort of cable is required? cross over or straight cable?

    also both of them have the same IP add

    so how i go about this?

    ==i want the router Dg834Gt connected to the internet and my personal own router dg834pn to be connected to the new router dg834gt.
    i want my family pc connecte to my router, AND two wireless laptop to connect to my router.

    any help would be much appreciated.

    heres my email: punish9200@hotmail.com

  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    Welcome to Tech Spot

    If the first one is the wired router that will be your DHCP. The second Router will be your Wireless Access point and won't be using a DHCP. Just use the default gateway IP address for the wired router and insert that into the wireless router, then give the second router a static IP address is where you create one for it.
  11. punish9200

    punish9200 TS Rookie


    both my routers are wireless routers/4 port switch/ access point...

    but i want on to be nothing but dchp and the other one to be wirelss access point and ethernet

  12. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 292

    Here's a tip:

    Instead of having 2x routers within a LAN, use 1x Router and 1x Switch. The you don't have to worry about NAT rules :grinthumb

    Biggest differences between a router and a switch? A switch doesn't have a WAN port and doesn't require an IP address. Makes life within the LAN so much easier!
  13. punish9200

    punish9200 TS Rookie


    do u know how to change them settings in netgear dg834pn and dg834gt


    im kinda new at this network thing...
    and what sort of cable required to connect them

  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,495   +1,431

    try this post for some information.

    this may be true (re: appear automatically), but mapping the drive will still work if file sharing is setup correctly.
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