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setting up 2 routers... help needed.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by cc2918, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. cc2918

    cc2918 Addicted to LI Member

    Hello/ I just registered this website.. after long research, I decided to ask you guys.
    I have #1 and #2 router
    #1 router has no Wireless
    #2 router has Wireless
    yes.. both are tomato flashed.

    I want #1 to be connected to internet
    #2 connected to #1 and have internet access on both LAN/Wireless.

    So I did this on #2 router
    disabled DHCP and WLAN. set #2 ip to
    gateway to (which is my #1 router)

    Now, everything that connected to #2 via LAN.. works great.
    but once I connect to wireless(#2 router AP mode /w WPA)... it simply wont connect to internet.
    I want #2 wireless to have internet.. can someone help please?

    Few observation...
    1.Wireless would connect to #2 and it is visible on #1 router with assigned IP.
    But it just wont give me internet access.
    2.#1 router cannot see #2 ROUTER ip.(but everything connected to #2.. would show up on #1 device list)

    Some may ask why arent I just connect #2 to internet /w wireless.. long story short... #2 router slows down internet when wireless is being used.

    thanks in advance and have a nice day.
  2. michse

    michse Addicted to LI Member


    you connect #1 with wan to the internet. one lan port is connected to #2 router lan not wan port. so #2 is a switch. #1 has 2 ip adresses, wan and lan. lan is SN
    #2 lan ip is, SN, gateway, dns, dhcp off. clients on #2 have ip from, gateway, dns, no matter cable or wireless.
    if you did a nvram reset after flashing tomato that config should work.

  3. cc2918

    cc2918 Addicted to LI Member

    thanks for your input.
    however, I did exact same on ur settings.. (stated in original post as well... that was my settings) except putting in dns ip, i left it blank.
    which i doubt it will matter.
    although.. after putting wireless mode to AP+WDS /w auto fixed for me.

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