Need help with 2 routers on 1 lan - Network

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  1. Need help with 2 routers on 1 lan

    Hi,

    I have the following configuration that I can partially get to to
    work... but not completely.

    cable modem ---> Router #1 (192.168.1.1) (Linksys BEFSR41)
    ---> Computer #1(192.168.1.2)
    ---> Computer #2(192.168.1.3)
    ---> Computer #3(192.168.1.4)
    ---> Router #2(192.168.1.5) (Netgear MR814)
    ---> Computer #4 (DHCP from Router #1)
    ---> Computer #5 (DHCP from Router #1)

    I've hooked up Router #2 to Router #1 via LAN ports on each router and
    turned off DHCP on Router #2. (I've used a crossover cable and a
    straight through cable for the connection.)

    I'd like to have all computers see the internet and see each other.
    Seeing the internet is not a problem, however, seeing each other isn't
    happening.

    Computers 1-3 ping each other just fine and computers 4-5 ping each
    other, but anything hanging off Router #1 cant ping anything hanging
    off Router #2 and vice versa. All computers can see both routers.

    Any ideas/help for getting communication going between all computers?
    I'm not tied to any configuration in particular - but I don't want to
    buy more equipment and I would like to keep Router #1 (Linksys)
    attached to the cable modem.

    Thanks,
    Rob

  2. Re: Need help with 2 routers on 1 lan

    dupcak@yahoo.com (Rob Dupcak) wrote in message news:<2607ae81.0405210740.449b89bf@posting.google.com>...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have the following configuration that I can partially get to to
    > work... but not completely.
    >
    > cable modem ---> Router #1 (192.168.1.1) (Linksys BEFSR41)
    > ---> Computer #1(192.168.1.2)
    > ---> Computer #2(192.168.1.3)
    > ---> Computer #3(192.168.1.4)
    > ---> Router #2(192.168.1.5) (Netgear MR814)
    > ---> Computer #4 (DHCP from Router #1)
    > ---> Computer #5 (DHCP from Router #1)
    >
    > I've hooked up Router #2 to Router #1 via LAN ports on each router and
    > turned off DHCP on Router #2. (I've used a crossover cable and a
    > straight through cable for the connection.)
    >
    > I'd like to have all computers see the internet and see each other.
    > Seeing the internet is not a problem, however, seeing each other isn't
    > happening.


    ***If every machine can access the internet then Stop looking at the
    Routers for which they are set up correctly. They all obviously have
    an IP address given by the DHCP server which is Router1.*** Question
    is, Do all machines have the same operating system? If say are they on
    the same workgroup? Does any of the given machines have a personal
    firewall? XP Ships with a personal firewall perhaps it's enabled. Do
    all machines have the same protocols? TO fix this problem DONT LOOK
    THROUGH THE ROUTERS. Layers 1-3 are ok. Physical - IP addresses are
    good. Look at Protocols or Programs like firewalls. Thats where your
    problem is.

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