Motorola Router: 192.168.0.1 Linksys Router: 192.168.0.2 Connected LAN port on Motorola to LAN port on Linksys
With a PC plugged into Linksys LAN port I COULD ping the Motorola, but could neither ping nor access the Linksys management interface. I talk to support and the gentleman was very unhelpful. He just pretty much confirmed you can't access the interface with it set up as an access point. Due to this I decided to just run two networks.
My Final Config: Motorola: 192.168.0.1 Linksys: 192.168.1.1 Connected LAN port on Motorola to Uplink port on Linksys
I have enabled wireless access on both, but wires are only plugged into Linksys. For wireless I typically use the Linksys because it's faster, but if I need to I can access the interface of the Motorola by just getting on the wireless network with my laptop. It's not what I wanted but it will work for my house.
When you connect two routers through the LAN ports there is no filtering or similar involved. You should always be able to send pings to any computer in the LAN.
Oleg, you wrote that you could not ping the other router in either direction. So far, it looks like the connection is not working. Are you sure the cable is O.K. and the ports are good? You can hook up computers through the same ports with the same cable?
Is one of the routers are older one which still has a uplink port or switch?
To repeat and verify:
The first router has LAN IP address 192.168.1.1. DHCP server enabled.
The second router has LAN IP address 192.168.1.2. DHCP server disabled. You connect a numbered LAN port of the second router to the first router. The internet port of the second router must not be used.
You should be able to ping 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 from any computer wired to either the first or second router.