One modem two routers all Cascading

By light6000 ยท 5 replies
Dec 9, 2015
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  1. Hi
    my setup is this :
    -ADSL modem connected with:
    2 IP cameras
    - router1 connected with:
    - router2 connected with:

    all connected buy cable cat6
    also I'm using the routers wifi for mobile devices.
    what is the best settings for the routes so every PC/Mobile can access each other and the cameras.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Simple rewiring. As is, the two router create unique subnets and that causes issues for sharing.

    if all devices would be on the same subnet, then print/file sharing will work.

    FIRST: get your wifi setup using the existing layout. If both routers support wifi, then
    • give each a unique SSID
    • but share the same encrypt key to make life easy
    Get into Router#2 config and DISABLE DHCP. This is what gives you the one subnet you need

    now rewire like this:
    modem-->(wan port)Router#1
                       +--(LAN port)---------(Lan port)Router#2
    This leaves router#2 WAN empty

    save everything and power off both routers.
    Start router#1 and verify devices on it have Internet access.
    Then start router#2 and verify those devices.

    to see your efforts; control panel->network & sharing center
    then click on See Full Map
    all systems on both routers will show up :)
  3. light6000

    light6000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Jobeard for the simple explanation.
    my modem have one WAN port and 4 LAN's(2 of them connected to IP cameras).
    so router1 will be connected to witch port of the modem?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Any of the lan ports
  5. light6000

    light6000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Pls follow-up with your results :)

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