Need help with multi-router networking

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by ChipW, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. ChipW

    ChipW Network Guru Member

    Hi all..... I have this setup:

    cable modem (linksys BEFCMU10) into a cheap 4 port hub.

    From the hub to my WRT54G
    From the hub to RTP300 #1 (also has vonage service activated)
    From the hub to RTP300 #2

    I have three computers on the wireless
    My wife has her computer on #1
    My roommate has a couple of computers on #2

    I have 3 IP's from the cable company and all three routers have their own IP obviously.

    How can I network all the computers in the house. I can only see the computers on my router. I want to be able to access my wife's PC and my roommate's PC.

    The reason for 3 routers and IP's are for Direct X gaming purposes and all of us needing the same ports open for each PC.

    Also, does anyone have a guideline for hacking the RTP routers?
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    The issue is the router won't route your LAN traffic out the WAN port into the HUB to pass info between routers...

    Theres several things you could do...

    if you connect the lan ports of all the routers together and have everyone on the same subnet then all the PCs could talk to eachother over the switch on all the routers.

    Or you could eliminate the other 2 routers as being routers and use the one for your vonage only and setup your WRT with custom firmware where you'd assign all 3 ips to the WAN interface, then setup your port forwards with iptables...

    Unfortunately theres no custom firmware for any of Linksys' VOIP products as they don't run linux, but propriatary VxWorks and there is no source or details avalible for these routers.
  3. ChipW

    ChipW Network Guru Member

    I'm already running HyperWRT on my WRT (that makes sense, right?)....

    I'm not sure I follow about how to get this all to work... which router gets used as a router and which don't....

    I'm new at this crap and need more detail LOL....


  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    If your not that farmiliar with it, i'd recomend just running a piece of cat-5 between the lan ports on all the routers

    port 1 on router1 to port 1 on router 2
    and port2 on router2 to port 1 on router3....

    that should do it.
  5. ChipW

    ChipW Network Guru Member

    will I be able to assign ip's to my other routers?
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    yes, each of your routers will have a lan ip and a WAN ip the WAN ip would be the IP of it's internet connection and the LAN ip would be it's address on your network that there all connected to
  7. ChipW

    ChipW Network Guru Member

    That's my whole problem..... I have 3 internet IP's.... 3 of in the house that like to go to the same place on the net and game on a Direct X game. The DX game won't allow three connections from the same IP....

    Hence the reason for three routers and IP's... (plz refer to post #1 of this thread)
  8. ChipW

    ChipW Network Guru Member

    Duh, just got up...... :drinking:

    I re-read your post.... Gonna try that....
  9. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

  10. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    SAPo57: maybe you should read the post before replying....

    He has 3 DIFFERENT public IPs from his ISP and 3 DIFFERENT ROUTERS
    so either you don't know anything about networking (seeing as how you can't tell the difference between a PORT and an IP ADDRESS as he stated) not understanding his fairly simple (and clearly explained) question here or your just a dumbass trolling...

    Have a nice day -.-
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