Re: Home network: 2nd router not working

From: E. (
Date: 01/26/05

Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 06:18:00 +1100

Steven Nagy wrote:
> Hi,
> Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong group. I tried to post to
> comp.networks but apparently it is now archived. Couldn't find any
> other groups network related.
> I have this problem where I have ADSL (working fine). I am connecting
> with a Netcomm NB1300PLUS4 which is a 4 port router. The router also
> runs a DHCP server. All computers plugged directly into the router can
> communicate fine.
> I have a second router which is connected to the first router. But I
> can not get it talking with the first router.
> The second router is a Netgear wgr614v2 (wireless + 4 port). How can I
> make it so that the second router and any device connected to it (wired
> or wireless) is included on the network? I have disabled its DHCP
> server, but am not sure what settings to give its WAN ip and LAN ip.
> WAN ip can be DHCPed but LAN ip has to be hardcoded, so I've given it a
> address (where router 1 is IP and the DHCP
> range is to
> At first I thought I had my cables incorrect, but its a standard patch
> lead going from a standard port from Router 1 to the UPLINK port on
> ROUTER 2. This seems to be correct because router 1 has an information
> page which says it has learned MAC addresses, of which 1 is the address
> of router 2, so I think the cables are fine. Link lights are all
> positive indicators as well.
> I have a feeling I might have to do something with route tables? But I
> have no idea about this stuff, so would appreciate any help any one can
> give me.
> Many thanks,
> Steven Nagy

Set the WAN IP of the netgear to Set the LAN IP of the
netgeare to Disable NAT.
Set the Netgear to the 192.168.2.x/24 range. Add a route in the Netcomm
to 192.168.2.x via

This *should* work, but it depends on whether the netgear can function
as just a router rather than a NAT + WAN connecter.

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