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Topic # 64699 20-Jul-2010 19:07
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I have successfully setup two wireless routers one is a wireless modem router and the other is just a wireless router.

I am having one problem tho i am the only on connected to the second router and i cannot see the computers that are connected to the first router

Is there anyway to make it so i can view all computers on the network? 

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  Reply # 354125 20-Jul-2010 19:19
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Is the 2nd router setup as a NAT router or AP, try get rid of the layer3 part of that 2nd router.

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  Reply # 354140 20-Jul-2010 19:40
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Im not sure what nat is but the second router is wireless and has an internet connection

and also im not sure what you mean by getting rid of layer 3 

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  Reply # 354172 20-Jul-2010 20:47
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In the 2nd router, turn DHCP off and connect it to the first router using one of its LAN ports not the WAN port.

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  Reply # 354586 21-Jul-2010 19:06
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Yes i have disabled dhcp on the second router and i have the routers connected via ethernet from the lan port on the first one and the wan port on the second router


Here is my set up

Dynalink rta1025w wireless modem router connected to internet i have 2 computers connected to that one via ethernet and about 3 connected to it wirelessly

i purchased another router to extend the wireless internet range throughout the house as some rooms are further away from the router than others.

My second router is a tp link tl-wr642g  and i have it connected to the first router via a ethernet cord from the lan port to the wan port

All computers that i have are running windows 7 32 bit except one desktop which is running windows xp

The second router has internet connection but i cant see the other computers that are connected to the first router when i go to network in windows 7

how can i make the routers some how work together so that i can see the computers connected to the first router when connected to the second router 

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  Reply # 354593 21-Jul-2010 19:31
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You need to connect one of the LAN ports of the Dynalink to one of the LAN ports of the TP Link (NOT the WAN Port), it also helps for configuration purposes that the IP address of the TP link is in the range of the Dynalink (but not mandatory to make it work).

Also the DHCP server in the TPLink must be off as you have said, so thats all fine.

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  Reply # 354595 21-Jul-2010 19:39
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Geez thanks alot man that solved my problem i can now see the computers on my network !

You are a true genius Cyril

And may i ask what is the difference from he wan port and the lan port 

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  Reply # 354597 21-Jul-2010 19:53
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Glad you got it working. By going through the 2nd routers wan port you required a layer3 route, where as going via LAN ports all devices are on the same layer2 level with Layer3 (TCP/IP) services being controlled (gatewayed) by the first router.

Simple Windows networking will not easily work around layer3 routing without a lot of input, in a home network all things south of your gateway (ADSL NAT router) should be on the same layer2 level, and as such on the same layer3 route or subnet.

In essence now the 2nd router is infact just a simple layer2 wireless AP with all layer3 (TCP) services gatewayed via the first router.

Cyril

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