I'm on Virgin's L30 service with a Superhub. It was running in modem only mode with a Belkin F5D8233 router serving the wireless devices and a couple of cables off that to two Tenda 4 port hubs in other parts of the house, such as the smart TV and DVR.
The Belkin router has been going nuts since a firmware update went wrong. I followed the instructions and updated it with a file downloaded from the Belkin site, but then it worked only in wireless mode, no wired ports. I went back to the old version and everything was working fine, except now it was updating the DHCP from the ISP and disconnecting frequently.
So I bought another router, this time a Tenda W307R. That ran for a few days, then developed a fault and was sent back.
So, in desperation, I reset the Superhub and used the ethernet ports off that, which actually work OK. But, the wireless devices had problems. So, I put the Belkin back in service, plugged into a port of the Superhub. The wireless on the Superhub is switched off, I've no issues with Wireless really.
It works, but now we have two networks with different IP address ranges. This is where I can't work out what I need to do and need the help. The superhub is on 192.168.0.1 and anything connected to that, via the hubs too, have addresses 192.168.0.x and any connected to the Belkin are 192.168.2.x
I'm disabled and can't move about a lot, rather than go from my PC to the wife's in another room, or the daughter's laptop upstairs, I use Real VNC (a virtual viewer, like Teamviewer) to access them. It works fine, my PC is on 126.96.36.199 and I can VNC to 192.168.0.54, my wife's PC, quite happily.
We used fixed IP addresses for the VNC software to work, it needs a fixed address and port number. That left lower numbers available for laptops and phones to use without affecting the virtual viewer connections.
The problem I have is when I want to pass a file over, a letter or spreadsheet. Before I just used the basic Windows networking and the Public folders. Drop a file in there and it was available on the other PC. Now we are not connected and I'm banging my head trying to figure out what I need to do to sort this out.
I can connect between PC's using the VNC software. I can ping each PC from the other, but I don't know how to put everything on one network, even though they are sharing the same wires and Internet. I can access both routers from my PC as well, using the same web browser.
All I've managed so far is to turn off DHCP with the Belkin, which means I have to obtain IP addresses dynamically - I was using fixed addresses for the VNC software, it has to have an address to connect to. When I tried to put the DHCP back on it wouldn't work as it's range was set to 192.168.0.x 's and I can't reset that.
I have an old PC with 2 network cards that I connected up just to experiment, one cable to the Superhub and one cable to the Belkin, I connected to both networks and was able to transfer files to either - but that seemed silly. I then tried changing the network card settings on my PC, it was getting an IP address 192.169.2.x from the Belkin, as that's what it is physically plugged in to. So, I tried various options of setting it to look at 192.168.0.1, the Superhub - no chance, it just would not work. Seems silly, as I can connect to the Virgin router and change it's settings and I can connect to the other PC's using the VNC viewer, just not the network.
I fear for my sanity now, has anyone any suggestions please?
Virgin Cable (L30)