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two linksys router setup in home network

i have two linksys routers in my home. the first a regular wireless router that i flashed with ddwrt. the other a linksys vonage/router. the dd-wrt is connected to the internet and i have a lan port on that connected to the wan of the vonage model. how do i set up both so vonage get online and pc on the vonage router can communicate with pcs on ddwrt router. i tried advanced routing to create static routes to each network but i dont think i did it right

ddwrt - 192.168.1.0/24
vonage - 192.168.15.0/24
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jonnydollar
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CHRS3000GTCommented:
First... I would put the ddwrt on the same subnet (i.e.- 192.168.15.x). Make it static (192.168.15.200)
Secondly...you need to turn off DHCP on the ddwrt router. this can be done in the router on the Basic/Setup page (I think). Once you've done this your ddwrt router will only act as a bridge and should supply internet which it gets from your vonage router. Hope this helps!
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jonnydollarAuthor Commented:
well the ddwrt is the border router and switch. most lan pcs connect to the ddwrt including the modem. since im introducing the vonage and more devices into the network however the vonage/router option wud allow for voip and more ports. i wud jsu need for devices placed in the vonage subet to communicate with devices in the ddwrt subnet
 
ddwrt router

lan subnet 192.168.1.0/24
port 1 : pc
port 2: pc
port 3: pc
port 4: uplink to vonage
WAN: Cable Modem

vonage router
lan subnet: 192.168.15.0
port1 : pc
port2: pc
port3: pc
wan: uplink to ddrt (Static IP 192.168.1.29)
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CHRS3000GTCommented:
Then I would change the IP on the Vonage router to static. This isn't the ONLY way of doing what you're trying to do, but it will be the least troublesome. Change the Vonage to 192.168.1.200 and turn off DHCP. Let me know if you need anymore help. Good luck!
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jonnydollarAuthor Commented:
your saying change the vonage mangement ip to that? if i do what ip will be on the wan interface to allow the vonage ph to connect?
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CHRS3000GTCommented:
The Vonage uses DHCP as well. The MAC ID of the router is in Vonage's system. So, the router gets its IP from your ISP. Changing an internal address does not affect the external IP or its communication.
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jonnydollarAuthor Commented:
yes i aware that both devices have dhcp capability. My point is this. My ddwrt router is attached to the internet bcuz it handles alot of portforwading and other advanced features the regular vonage router does not have built in. So it needs to sit at the edge of my network. I still need the vonage to connect to the internet for its service to activate and for devices connected to the vonage box to be accessible from the dd-wrt subnet which currently is my challenge.

As i mentioned from a lan(subnet 192.168.1.0/24) port of the ddwrt to the wan of the vonage the vonage gets online fine. Any device connected to the vonage lan(subnet 192.168.15.0/24) can also get out to the internet. But a node in the subnet 192.168.1.0/24 cannot ping a node in the subnet 192.168.15.0/24. But a 192.168.15.0/24 node can ping the 192.168.1.0/24. I feel as tho i need to make a static or dynamic route to the vonage subnet on ddwrt router but  i dont kno how. Or is there another way?
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CHRS3000GTCommented:
What vonage router are you using...You should be able to set it in the same range. The reason that you can ping from .15 to .1 is because the you can always ping DOWN but not the other way (UP). I cannot tell you how to specifically set the Vonage router without knowing the model, but you should not have to set a static route. Although this would probably work just fine. I hope that I am not confusing the issue farther, but it seems to put them on the same subnet would be the simplest thing to do.
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jonnydollarAuthor Commented:
ok if i put the vonage's wan interface in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet for communication with the ddwrt's network; wont the vonage now not allow me to put its lan interfaces on that same ip scheme ? Wont the vonage router see these as the same network and hence say why would it need to route when its wan and lan are the same subnet?
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jonnydollarAuthor Commented:
RT31P2 Linksys is the model of the vonage router btw
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CHRS3000GTCommented:
I am not sure what you are asking...Are you saying that the PC's connected to the Vonage won't get to the interent now. As long as the Vonage is acting as a bridge, the PC's will get DHCP from the 1st router (the .1). The phone communication will not be affected, again, because the MAC ID is associated with Vonage....make sense?
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jonnydollarAuthor Commented:
all devices can get on the internet . Im saying that pcs on the ddwrt cant ping pcs on the vonage router. but pcs on the vonage router can ping pcs on the ddwrt router
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CHRS3000GTCommented:
Again, you can ping down, but you will not be able to ping up. It's the way networking works
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