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3 routers, Internet works, nothing else does.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by trash063003, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. trash063003

    trash063003 Network Guru Member

    OK, lets discuss my current setup. I have 3 routers:

    Router A - BEFW11S4 - With wireless disabled
    Router B - WRT54G - with alchemy using WDS
    Router C - WRT54G - with alchemy using WDS

    My Cable Modem is connected via ethernet to Router A. Router B is connected via ethernet to Router A. Router B & Router C are connected to each other wirelessly using WDS.

    These are the ip addresses currently assigned.

    Router A - 192.168.1.1 DHCP starting at 192.168.1.100 for 50 users
    Router B - 192.168.1.4 DHCP starting at 192.168.1.150 for 50 users
    Router C - 192.168.1.5 DHCP starting at 192.168.1.150 for 50 users

    So, on to my problem.

    I have my main PC and some Network Attached Storage connected to router A via ethernet. Everything works perfectly here.
    My media PC and XBOX are attached to Router B. They have internet access, but they cannot see my network attached storage.
    Other PCs on the second floor are connected wirelessly to Router C. They also have internet access, but cannot access anything else.

    Should all computers and routers know about each other on their own or do I need to tell each router that I have NAS on 192.168.1.1? I would also like the ability to control any pc from my main PC (VNC) and vice versa.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    can i ask you? why you are complicating it like this? why not using ONE router and two Access Points (not routers function) it's better no?
     
  3. trash063003

    trash063003 Network Guru Member

    1. Can I make the WRT54G act just like an access point and not a router, like you suggest?

    2. If I do that, will I still be able to connect my media pc and my xbox to Router B via ethernet?
     
  4. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    well, when u use one router and the other are access point than the access will be open to everything, because all devices will be on the same router, no matter where they come from, to use WRT45G as an AP see this topic
     
  5. trash063003

    trash063003 Network Guru Member

    thanx for the info gandalf. I read your other post but I don't think I understood it all as I'm still new to this network stuff.

    I'm still wondering if its possible to keep my current setup though and have all pcs "see" each other. is this possible? I realize thats its not as clean as it could be but I think it would be the easiest way to go from here since it all works now, at least internet does.

    If you disagree, then I would appreciate some more info about getting both my wrt54gs set up as an access points. thanx
     
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Which port are you connecting the WRT54G's by, the LAN or WAN?
     
  7. trash063003

    trash063003 Network Guru Member

    TazUk - Port 2 on Router A (.11B) is connected to the WAN port on Router B (54G), with a regular ethernet cable

    The 2 WRT54G's are connected wirelessly with WDS
     

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