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#268266 9-Mar-2020 13:08
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Main router "A" - Spark Smart router ( The new one )

 

Extender Router  "B" - HG659B ( the old spark router )

 

Router A has ip range of 192.168.1.20 - 192.168.1.200

 

Router B Ip is 192.168.1.254 DHCP turned off

 

 

 

When router B is connected i am getting the error shown in the photo on every website I go to. I seem to only get the error on my PC. This may be an easy solution but I haven't done this in awhile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  #2435000 9-Mar-2020 13:23
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Are the routers connected via LAN or WAN ports, or WiFi.

 

 

 

What is the IP of the new Spark Router?

 

 





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  #2435003 9-Mar-2020 13:34
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192.168.1.1 The Spark Smart router ( A ) is connected to the internet via cable to ONT.

 

Router A and B connected via cat5e cable into LAN ports on each unit.

 

Lan ports on Router B are used with the above configuration and another one going to a PS4 total of 2 lan ports on Router B being used.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Itr0nic:

 

192.168.1.1 The Spark Smart router ( A ) is connected to the internet via cable to ONT.

 

Router A and B connected via cat5e cable into LAN ports on each unit.

 

Lan ports on Router B are used with the above configuration and another one going to a PS4 total of 2 lan ports on Router B being used.

 

 

router A (LAN) -> router B (WAN) + turn off DHCP + bridge mode.

 

and everything will work.





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  #2435120 9-Mar-2020 16:09
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kobiak:

 

Itr0nic:

 

192.168.1.1 The Spark Smart router ( A ) is connected to the internet via cable to ONT.

 

Router A and B connected via cat5e cable into LAN ports on each unit.

 

Lan ports on Router B are used with the above configuration and another one going to a PS4 total of 2 lan ports on Router B being used.

 

 

router A (LAN) -> router B (WAN) + turn off DHCP + bridge mode.

 

and everything will work.

 

 

why wan on router b? its not doing any routing, its just acting as a switch.


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  #2435239 9-Mar-2020 17:56
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The Spark Smart Router has an official extender which will work a lot better and is plug and play - https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/internet/spark-smart-mesh/

 

It is well worth buying that - it'll give you a far better experience than mixing new and old together.





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  #2435242 9-Mar-2020 18:03
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i remember there is a guide somewhere how to do it

 

can't remember the site

 

but remember this

 

Router B has to be on a different ip range

 

try changing Router B Ip to 192.168.2.xx


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  #2435263 9-Mar-2020 18:43
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biggal:

 

i remember there is a guide somewhere how to do it

 

can't remember the site

 

but remember this

 

Router B has to be on a different ip range

 

try changing Router B Ip to 192.168.2.xx

 

 

it doesnt have to be

 

why complicate it? it should work on the same subnet.


 
 
 
 


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  #2435381 9-Mar-2020 21:09
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As Kobiak says.




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  #2435382 9-Mar-2020 21:10
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Jase2985:

 

why wan on router b? its not doing any routing, its just acting as a switch.

 

 

I found it would perform best that way. DHCP on router A -> router B (wan port acts like switch as you mentioned) would pass all leases to connected LAN devices and works better (dont know why but it does heh). I used to have the most weirdest set-ups :) wifi repeaters using dd-wrt, etc. and I remember trying different routers and combinations for cabling. god bless affordable wifi mesh systems and $20 switches.





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  #2435422 10-Mar-2020 07:13
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Using a 2nd router as an AP always ends in tears at some point.

 

Yes it is a workable solution, but a time will come when the tears will flow. It happens to everybody who tries a band aid fix for a solution.

 

 


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  #2435472 10-Mar-2020 09:41
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sbiddle:

 

Using a 2nd router as an AP always ends in tears at some point.

 

 

I had that recently. I couldnt figure out why there were 2 DHCP servers on a network .
The router being used for wifi in 1 room had reset itself (it was then replaced with a real wifi Access Point)

 

Real wifi access points arnt that expensive .


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