Connecting two routers in home environment

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Hi,
I purchased a new Airlink router to replace my old Linksys router.
Airlink is connected to the cable modem. I connected the uplink of the
old linkysy router  to one of the ports on the back of Airlink. I did
not make any changes to the Linksys other than changing the DCHP IP
address range for the Linksys. Now the computers on my ne Airlink have
192.168.1.xxx and the ones connected to Linksys have 192.178.1.xxx.

Here is the problem, All machines can obtain DHCP address from the
router they are hooked up to. All machines can access internet. But
when I try to map a drive from machine on Airlink Router to a machine
on Linksys router I can only use the IP address of the machine. Machine
name does not work mapping from one subnet to the other. Any ideas?

Thanks,


Re: Connecting two routers in home environment


On 21 Jan 2007 07:54:32 -0800 Mo wrote:

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First, this is not an Ethernet question. You should ask in a TCP/IP
newsgroup for details. However, using public ip addresses not assigned to
you (192.178.1.0/24) is bad practice and calls for trouble.

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This again is not even a TCP/IP question but a Windows name resolution
question. Use an appropriate Windows group for details. Using a local WINS
or a DNS server might help.

However, the Ethernet answer for this is: you have to bridge your networks,
not route them. Deactivate the DHCP server on your linksys and use the
preconfigured bridging functionalities (i.e. interconnect the "lan" ports
of your devices). By doing so you will end up with a single IP subnet and a
single broadcast domain, fixing your name resolution problem since Windows
uses broadcast protocols for resolution of local names.

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