Splitting network with a router
Posted on 2004-08-13
Hey guys... Not sure if this topic should be here or in the Microsoft Network channel, but I'll give this a try anyway!
First off, some of the things I did may seem silly, but I'm working on a tight budget for the small shop here.
Ok, I have Comcast as the broadband provider here. They gave us a SMC8013WG (without the built-in wireless adapter). Basically, its a Cable Modem + Router + Wireless Access point (but again, adapter wasn't part of deal). It comes with the CATV and 4 ports available in the back. Now, for a time, we were able to utilize the 4 ports with no problem. But now, my boss has requested one more computer and one laptop. Now we're short on ports. I decided to add a LINKSYS Wireless Router with 4 port switch (WRT54G) instead of the optional adapter card to the SMC router because I would get a couple more ports (4 more) and Wireless capability.
But my problem is that any computer behind the second router can not be pinged or seen on the local network (share files, printers, etc.)
To make it easier, here's what my network looks like.
| 192.168.1.4 (3 ports)
--- Cable ---> SMC8013WG x.x.x.x ---- 192.168.1.1 ---|
--> 192.168.1.5 LINKSYS WRT54G (4th port)
(Other 3 ports empty) Stuff
Sorry for the big ASCII art, but I want to make it as clear as possible. You may have to maximize your browser or increase your resolution to see it correctly.
Is there any way I can make these 2 routers configured properly so all computers attached can see each other (without port forwarding/redirecting)? Do I have to correcly subnet my network for it to work?
If any more info is needed, just let me know.
Thanks in advance!