Setup two separate networks using Linksys routers
Posted on 2004-09-10
I would like to setup two separate networks (let's say 192.168.1.X and 192.168.2.X) to separate to groups of people.
If possible I would to set up something like this: Floor 1 has a DSL modem connected into a Linksys Wireless G Router (WRT54G). This router is configured with LAN Ip: 192.168.1.1 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0. The WAN is configured with the PPPoE connection settings to the ISP. This setup works and has internet access.
I would like Floor 2 to use 192.168.2.X as their IP scheme and be able to connect to the internet. This network will use a Linksys Router (BEFSX41). I configured the LAN Ip to 192.168.2.1 and Subnet mask to: 255.255.255.0. From this point I cannot figure out how to make this setup work (if it even can).
Basically, I just want Floor 1 to use 192.168.1.X and have their own network with internet access, and Floor 2 to use 192.168.2.X with their own network and internet access.
This is how I tried to connect the Floor 2 router. I used a patch cable and went from port 4 of the Floor 1 router to the WAN port of the Floor 2 router. I configured the WAN port of Floor 2 to "Obtain Ip Automatically". The DHCP server assigns the correct credentials to a workstation (i.e. IP: 192.168.2.100 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0, and default gateway: 192.168.2.1) I tried putting the gateway as 192.168.1.1 and that didn't work. I can't ping 192.168.1.1. I tried going from Port 4 Floor 1 to Port 1 Floor 2. Nothing I try seems to work.
Does anyone have experience setting something like this up? Thanks for your help!