02-01-2012 04:24 AM
I need help configuring my home network, I have created a diagram using gliffy.com to help view my current setup.
Currently all wired and wireless computers connect to the internet successfully, that's with default settings. The only thing I have changed is the SSID and Wireless password.
I need help figuring out the settings I need to input for the Motorola and the Linksys Routers so all computers can find each other in the network.
I really don't know what the exact technical terms might be, but if you need more information I can gather it. Thank you!
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02-01-2012 05:14 AM
Logon to your Linksys router and go to advance routing Disable the NAT. It may appear as Gateway/router. Your router will act like a switch.
02-01-2012 11:11 AM
Thank you Richard for your response.
I did not see a NAT setting under Advance Routing, this are my current settings:
I switched the Operating Mode from Gateway to Router and immediately lost internet connection, this are the settings that appeared:
Under Dynamic Routing - RIP shows 4 options
LAN & Wireless
I tried all 4 and still no Internet connection
This shows under Show Routing Table:
I saved the settings successfully without filling out the fields under Static Routing, but no internet connection. I switch back to Gateway and internet starts working right away.
What am I missing?
02-01-2012 11:44 AM
Change it from gateway to router and click on save. Your ethernet cable should be plugged into the internet port on your Linksys.
02-01-2012 11:52 AM - edited 02-01-2012 11:53 AM
Set the Linksys up with an IP on the modem's subnet.. 192.168.0.10 or whatever is free..Plug the modem into the LAN port of the Linksys rather than the internet port and turn off DHCP server on the linksys. You will have to renew the ip's of the clients that are connected to the linksys, but then they will get dhcp from the Modem and all will be on the same network.
02-02-2012 12:07 AM
Thank you lordstag!! worked perfectly
Setup > Basic Setup >
Local IP Address
Connected network cable from Motorola LAN port 4 ---> Linksys LAN port 1, left the Internet port on the Linksys empty
Basic > DHCP >
Renewed the IP's of the clients
This is how my network now looks and works
One last question, could this have been done using the Internet port on the Linksys Router?
I appreciate all the help, Thanks again !
02-02-2012 07:34 AM - edited 02-02-2012 07:34 AM
If your router supports bridge mode it can be done with the internet port. I'm not sure if it does or not, but it's essentially the same thing, it bridges the LAN and WAN into a switch of 5 ports instead of 4 and a WAN. If your router does support it, it would be on the main setup page. Based on your screenshot I'd guess no.
02-02-2012 05:46 PM
There are two ways to connect a Linksys router to another router:
1. LAN to LAN – Connecting one of the Ethernet ports (LAN ports) of the second Linksys router to one of the Ethernet ports (LAN ports) of the main router.
This connection makes the computers connected to both routers to be on the same LAN IP segment. This will allow sharing of resources within the network.
2. LAN to WAN – Connecting one of the Ethernet ports (LAN ports) of the main router to the Internet port (WAN port) of the second Linksys router.
This connection makes it easier to identify which router the computers are connected to since they will have different LAN IP segments. Thus, computers that are connected to router A will not be able to communicate with router B, and vice versa since they are two different networks.