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henrik99
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-05-2010

2 routers on the same network

I have installed 2 Linksys routers type WRT160N and a WRT160Nv3. Both ar DHCP installed, channels are 1 & 10, IP adresses are divided so Linksys 1: 192.168.1.1 - 149 and Linksys 2 :192.168.1.150 - 200. If anybody have another idea please come forward. Many thanks in advance. 

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Expert
Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: 2 routers on the same network

And what's the problem? Those computers which get an IP address from the first router will use the internet connection of the first router and those computers which get an IP address from the second router will use the internet connection of the second router. So far, no problem...

If you only have one internet connection, only use the DHCP server on the first router (connected to the internet). The second router should get LAN IP address 192.168.1.2, subnet mask 255.255.255.0, DHCP server off, and connected through a numbered LAN port to the first router. Don't use the internet port of the second router.
musicmanohyeah
Posts: 179
Registered: ‎07-29-2010

Re: 2 routers on the same network

You are trying to cascade routers. There are 2 ways to cascade routers: LAN to WAN and LAN to LAN.

 

LAN to WAN is connecting the LAN connection of the Router 1 to the WAN port of the Router 2. [Use this if you want the computers to be on 2 different networks.]

LAN to LAN is connecting the LAN connection to one of the LAN ports of the Router 2. [Use this method if you want the computers to be on the same network]  

 

The complete steps on how to do this is explained in this article, click here.