Subnetting Questions

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by GaretJax, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. GaretJax

    GaretJax Reformed Router Member

    I have two routers and one subnet (192.168.1.X\24) in my network currently. The Verizon Actiontec cable modem/wireless/router is largely a passthrough - all functionality is disabled. So it is really acting as a cable modem and the network's gateway. Its inward facing IP is

    The second wireless router is a Cisco/Linksys E4200 - it has an IP of, its wireless radios are enabled and it is acting as a DHCP server. Its WAN functionality is disabled.

    All existing items on my network use as their gateway. Right now everything can see everything else and get access to the internet.

    I recently installed Toastman's Tomato on the E4200 router and much of its functionality appears to be disabled until I enable the WAN portion of the E4200 router.

    I am looking for the easiest way to turn on the WAN portion of the E4200.

    I believe the easiest way is to create two subnets:


    On the first subnet, there will only be two items the Verizon Actiontec router and the WAN portion of the E4200.

    I made the Verizon Actiontec router I made the WAN portion of the E4200 I changed the cabling between the two routers so that it plugged into the WAN plug of the E4200 and one of the LAN plugs of the Actiontec.

    I left all other IPs the same. So effectively the Actiontec is no longer in the 192.168.1.X subnet and the bridge between the two subnets is done through the E4200.

    The E4200 can ping both subnets. I enabled the SSH server and was able to ping 192.168.0.X and 192.168.1.X.

    So I guess I have a few questions:

    1) Is there an easier way?
    2) I believe I am very close and believe the remaining issue(s) have to do with routes.
    2a) I believe the gateway should change from to on all devices - is this correct?
    2b) What routes do I need to create on both routers to allow all traffic from 192.168.1.X to be able to reach the internet?

    Thanks a lot.

    PS - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.
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