Observer

How to use two routers?

I have 2in1 modem/router from twc, is there a way I can use my 2nd router without bridging the combo modem-router and having the 2nd router using like its own dhcp? Something like that? Right now the 2nd router is using the same IPv4 settings from the first router. I keep getting high pings from the first router. Help is appreciated!

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Expert

Re: How to use two routers?

yes, set the gatewayfor something different like 192.168.2.1 and the DHCP start for 192.168.2.100

Observer

Re: How to use two routers?

The combo/modem's gateway is 192.168.0.1 and the 2nd router linksys is 192.168.1.1 but it is still using the same IPv4 settings as the first one

Expert

Re: How to use two routers?

is the second router 1000 base and is cable a known good cat 5e?

Are the devices now getting addy's of 192.168.1.xxx?

 

 

Observer

Re: How to use two routers?

Yes, on my device it is using 192.168.1.xxx, but it is still using the same ip's in the ipv4 section as the combo/modem. Is there a way I can change that?

https://gyazo.com/2c285dcb0b593964a15719a8a2e8d3fa

Expert

Re: How to use two routers?

The dhcp lease should be set high, like for 1440 minutes, not an hour.

Wan setting shouldn't be auto

 

Here's my second one:

 

WAN Connection Type

Connection Type
STP
Enable  Disable

 

Optional Settings

Router Name
Host Name
Domain Name
MTU
 

 

Network SetupRouter IP

Local IP Address
...
Subnet Mask
...
Gateway
...
Local DNS
...

 

Network Address Server Settings (DHCP)

DHCP Type
DHCP Server
Enable  Disable
Start IP Address
192.168.6.
Maximum DHCP Users
Client Lease Time
minutes
Static DNS 1
...
Static DNS 2
...
Static DNS 3
...
WINS
...
Use DNSMasq for DHCP
Use DNSMasq for DNS
DHCP-Authoritative

 

Time Settings

NTP Client
Enable  Disable
Time Zone
Summer Time (DST)
Server IP/Name
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Expert

Re: How to use two routers?

A tracert to google.com looks like this:

 

Tracing route to google.com [216.58.195.142]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms DD-WRT [192.168.6.6]            first router
2 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1                                       main router at the modem

3 18 ms 9 ms 9 ms 142.254.157.                                    CMTS

 

 

Observer

Re: How to use two routers?

Do you know where to change those settings on my 2nd router on the gateway site? 

https://gyazo.com/fd891b6397e50f054b11ec42775c6d66

Expert

Re: How to use two routers?

It might be that first line the "auto DHCP" one  

 I converted most of my linksys routers to DDWRT ones and their menu is a lot different

 

 

Expert

Re: How to use two routers?

I saw the PM and only reply here.

Turn dhcp on and then set the lan settings for a gateway of 192.168.3.1, subnet 255.255.255.0 and a dhcp start of 192.168.3.100

 DNS 1 to 209.18.47.61 and dns 2  to 209.18.47.62