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

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Hi,

Network Description:
5 computers are connected to Linksys router (192.168.1.1).
the Linksys router is connected to the internet.

NetGear router is connected to the Linksys router (192.168.0.1).
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

Thanks
 

#Curtis

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

Samstoned

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#Curtis said:
If your connecting two routers/hubs/switches through their uplink ports you will need a crossover cable, not the standard straight cable.
not true from my experiance
make 2nd router gateway give it a number 192.168.1.125 or like, disable dhcp
make sure all default gateway on nic's point to 192.168.1.1
or try reversing the ip numbers of the 2 routers
you may need to use mask 255.255.0.0 for 192.168.0.1
 
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If the Linksys (that connected to the router) has the ip 192.168.1.1 and let's say that I disabled the DHCP in the second router. What should be an ok ip to configure the second router?

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

Samstoned

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give it a number 192.168.1.125 or like
use a high number that way you should never have ip conflicts
can go to 255
 
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Thanks,

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
 

Rick

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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 192.168.1.2 so you know where to access it in the future. Any unavailable IP will do.
 
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

thanks
 

tipstir

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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.
 
hi,

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

thanks
 

mikescorpio81

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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!
 
hi

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

thanks

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

thanks
 

jobeard

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try this post for some information.

Rick said:
For Windows networking shares to appear automatically, you are required to be on the same subnet.
this may be true (re: appear automatically), but mapping the drive will still work if file sharing is setup correctly.
 
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