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Standard User herbert1998
(newbie) Tue 08-Dec-15 20:52:43
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Networking issues


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I wonder if you clever guys and gals can come up with a solution to this issue. I have the following setup:-

Modem - Router 1- Router 2 - 4 pcs
- Router1 - Router 3 - 1Pc

Problem. I cannot get the pc's attached to Router 2 and Router 3 to see each other.

Help!
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 08-Dec-15 21:00:22
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You should only have one router. A router routes traffic between two networks.
Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Tue 08-Dec-15 21:00:48
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Don't use routers....use switches


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 08-Dec-15 21:28:01
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As the others say ... only use ONE router.

However, on 2, 3 & 4, if you can turn off DHCP and give each ex-router a fixed IP address say xxx.xxx.xxx.12, 13 & 14 whilst setting the DHPc range in the remaining router to xxx.xxx.xxx.32 to 223 you might get a working network. Turing off DHCP normally changes a router into a switch.


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Standard User herbert1998
(newbie) Wed 09-Dec-15 00:03:08
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Hi had a switch in place of router 1 and had the same issue. Only the throughput was a lot slower. I also need the additional routers as wireless is affected by something in the far end of the house. Even with good quality access, the signal is interrupted. Router III therefore cannot be removed. For throughput the Routers are also much faster than a switch.
Standard User herbert1998
(newbie) Wed 09-Dec-15 00:06:02
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So, turning 2 and 3 into switches might do it. I'll give it a try. Thanks.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 09-Dec-15 00:29:35
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You need to turn the routers into Wireless Access Points i.e. a switch with wireless. As well as turning off DHCP you should also avoid connecting to the WAN ports - just use the LAN ports.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 09-Dec-15 07:26:54
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In reply to a post by herbert1998:
Hi had a switch in place of router 1 and had the same issue. Only the throughput was a lot slower. I also need the additional routers as wireless is affected by something in the far end of the house. Even with good quality access, the signal is interrupted. Router III therefore cannot be removed. For throughput the Routers are also much faster than a switch.


Can you explain why?


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 09-Dec-15 19:17:04
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In reply to a post by herbert1998:
Hi had a switch in place of router 1 and had the same issue. Only the throughput was a lot slower. I also need the additional routers as wireless is affected by something in the far end of the house. Even with good quality access, the signal is interrupted. Router III therefore cannot be removed. For throughput the Routers are also much faster than a switch.

This makes no sense at all.

It is quite possible to configure "routers" as switches (in the whole "home networking" context), but the fact you are asking questions like you are doing is telling me that this is not a clever idea and you are going to get into a very big troubleshooting and configuration mess.

Don't do it, spend some money and set it up properly.

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Standard User herbert1998
(newbie) Fri 11-Dec-15 20:29:23
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Apparently throughput is faster with a modern software based switch in a router. I have no idea whether is right or not, nor do I care.

Thanks for the advice and help btw.
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