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How to connect two routers on the same network
Some UDP based apps that use random ports are almost impossible to get working. Change the wireless channels to eliminate interference. You can disable WiFi on your main router and enable it only on your second router. Follow any steps to finish setting it up as found in its documentation. If you're using a Mac, you most likely don't have an Ethernet port on your computer.

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Join Now Log In Help. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Two routers on one network netgear setup. Message 1 of 9. Thanks guys for your answers, I'll try to make it work as a AP ;-. Message 8 of 9. Message 2 of 9.

Message 3 of 9. Message 4 of 9. Message 5 of 9. Message 6 of 9. Message 7 of 9. I'm new here, though I've lurked these forums for many years. There have been many threads about the "2 Routers, 1 Network" concept but none are trying to do what I'm trying to do with them. I'm sure this is probably a simple procedure but I can't seem to figure it out.

I'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions. Network S is the "Public" network in the house; it's the one that Guests would connect to, and more importantly, is populated with my roommate's computers.

Network M consists of five computers that I use as one; there are huge file transfers, virtual desktop usage, and application sharing that go on betwixt all of them. I want to keep the internal traffic of Network M contained by the Linksys, but I also need each machine to be able to connect to the Internet. I would also like to establish at least one shared folder between Network S and Network N.

You now see my problem. It seems to me that using the D-Link N router to run everything would significantly slow down the performance of Network S because there would be so many machines connected. This is a very complex idea I know, but it can't be impossible.

At least point me in the right direction. If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Network S has IP range I gotta be close!

But it does not allow the Default Gateway address to be set to the same address as the Linksys Router. What am I doing wrong? Network S is all set and working fine. I would doubt you will have any larger performance issues running all machines on a single router than running on 2.

Most the time this is done for security not performance. It should partially work with a minimal config. Your linksys should have a default route to dlink. The dlink cannot really see the subnet on the linksys since I assume you are running NAT. No doubt my description is clear as mud.. Then connection the two routers via Persistent Routes - - both are a totally different subject. Raise this as a separate subject --we're getting way off the subject.

Agreed with better understanding. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Two routers on network Aug 19, How do I make two routers work together on one wifi network? Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.

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