Re: Help Required PLZ! Dual network setup
You don't necessarily need to turn off the DHCP server on the router that you're trying to use as just a switch...
Can you confirm the following.
what is your wireless network details.
(I suspect that you'll see that your IP address is 192.168.1.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and a gateway of 192.168.1.1)
What is the range of addresses assigned to your other router that you;re trying to use as a switch.
I suspect that these ranges clash. (i.e they are the same)
Change them so that they do not.
if that does not clear up your problems then you'll find that you should be able to solve them in the following way:
use the router, but instead of letting it assign your address, right click your network connection, select properties, select TCP/IP and press properties then select to manually assign an address,
assign an address in the same range that the router was giving the PC anyway, (possibly even the same address), and assing the same subnet mask that was being used (likely 255.255.255.0) do not asign a gateway address. ensure that the range used is different from the range used on your wireless network.
you can confirm your settings by opening the command prompt and typing
which will show you something like this:
IPv4 Route Table
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.16.1 192.168.16.173 25
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
192.168.16.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.16.173 281
192.168.16.173 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.16.173 281
192.168.16.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.16.173 281
192.168.198.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.198.1 276
192.168.198.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.198.1 276
192.168.198.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.198.1 276
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.198.1 276
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.16.173 281
this shows you that the default route that will go to anywhere will use the interface on may machine 192.168.16.173
(i.e traffic to the internet uses this route)
however, if I want to access a machine on the 192.168.198.x network, then this goes via the interface 192.168.198.1
Basically, I think that you have a routing problem.
if you want to confirm this before changing anything, enable both interfaces and go to the command prompt and type route -print
then disable the correct interface for you to come back online and post the results here.
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