Multiple Networks and subneting

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Ghosty, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Ghosty

    Ghosty Network Guru Member

    Hi there i have a home network setup running of of one WRT54G This is all fine and runs how i want it. What i have desided to do i get another WRT54G to build another network for use of testing out eqipment and it solutions at home. I'v got the two routers wired up as folows.

    INTERNET (DSL) Comes in to Router 1
    Router 1 feeds my home network and feeds into the WAN Port on Router 2

    Router 1 uses IP Range Subnet and runs gateway mode

    Router 2 uses IP Range Subnet and runs router mode

    I have set up routs so that the two networks are accesable though the other one though static routes. But netwrok 2 cant access the internet when router 2 is in "router mode" they can when its in "gateway mode" but then some of the routs don't work.

    Anyone got any suggestions as to what im doing wrong?
  2. czeman

    czeman Network Guru Member

    I think you could leave them both in Gateway Mode, because the WAN ports of both routers aren't connected to the same network.

    Have fun!
  3. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    do you really need the 2 subnets? why not just use the second wrt as a switch/ap and disable the dhcp on it.
  4. curtmcgirt

    curtmcgirt Network Guru Member

    with router2 in router mode, from a host on the inside network:

    ping the outside interface of router 2
    ping the inside interface of router 1

    you put static routes in both? post your routing table from each router.
  5. curtmcgirt

    curtmcgirt Network Guru Member

    and make sure the default gateway of router2 is the lan interface of router1.

    in the routing table of both routers should be routes to,, and, with the appropriate next-hops for each.
  6. cromrell

    cromrell Network Guru Member

    I think you should be able to run both routers in 'gateway' mode.

    I am running parallel network in our office (1 WRT54G & 1 WRT54GS).
    My internet (T1) comes into a Cisco 1700, and I have five static IP addresses available... x.x.x.90 -x.x.x.94

    CISCO 1700 (x.x.x.89)

    linksys hub (8 port 10/100)

    ROUTER 1:
    static IP address x.x.x.90
    internal address

    ROUTER 2:
    static ip address x.x.x.91
    internal address

    Both routers are running in gateway mode.

    Each network also has a WAP54G... I would assume that I could have also configured router 2 as:
    static ip address
    internal address

  7. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    You can but then your effectively running through NAT twice, which isn't really a good idea ;)
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