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2 routers connected - trying to get access to both networks

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tlokitz, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. tlokitz

    tlokitz LI Guru Member

    I have a homeportal 1000w dsl modem/router. I have 1 computer connected to it via home pna and a linksys WRT54G v.6 connected via ethernet.

    I have an ethernet (hpmediavault nas) and a wireless computer connected to the wrt.

    I want to be able to get to the nas from the homepna connected computer.

    After doing some reading, I thought there was a way to have the homeportal assign dhcp addresses to all of the computers (including the 2 connections that are directly connected to the wrt).

    Is the above true? If so, how do i do it? If not, what can you suggest? Is the only way to put the nas in a dmz on the wrt?

    1) I setup the homeportal as 192.168.0.1
    2) do i turn off dhcp on the wrt and it should be that simple?

    Thanks,
    Troy
     
  2. slam5

    slam5 LI Guru Member

    setup

    You need to do the following:

    1. Hook up a computer via a cable to the wrt54.
    2. Disconnect the wireless router from the dsl router.
    3. log onto the setup page of the wrt.
    4. setup the the router on the WAN side to a static ip (eg: 192.168.0.254)
    5. disable its dhcp server.
    6. hook up a computer to the dsl modem/router.
    7. get a command prompt by clicking on start>run. type in cmd.exe
    8. you will now get a black screen.
    9. type in "ipconfig /release" without the quotes.
    10.type in "ipconfig /renew"
    11. log onto the dsl modem/router.
    12. go to the dhcp page, set the range of the dhcp to 192.168.0.10 to 192.168.0.50. (assuming that you have a max. of 50 dhcp clients)
    13. hook the two routers back together.
    14. turn on and off the nas box.
    15. log onto the nas box's admin page(this most likely to be 192.168.0.13
    16. set it for static ip anything that is router of the range of the dhcp pool(eg: 192.168.0.131)

    in this example setup, your wireless router is now 192.168.0.254 and the nas box is 192.168.0.121. any dhcp client will be in the range 192.168.0.10-50.
     
  3. slam5

    slam5 LI Guru Member

    one more very important step i missed:

    DO NOT HOOK UP EITHER THE WRT54 TO THE DSL ROUTER/MODEM VIA THE WAN PORT ONTO A LAN PORT OF THE DSL ROUTER/MODEM. NOTHING WILL HOOK INTO THE WAN PORT OF THE WRT.
     
  4. tlokitz

    tlokitz LI Guru Member

    thanks for your help!!!
    all is working well...
     

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