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How to "segment" networks / traffic on a home network with two routers?

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I am setting up some servers at home and want to segment my network so that I have a "server" network (192.168.10.x) and a standard network (192.168.0.x).

I have two standard home routers - 192.168.0.x is currently connected to the internet and assigns IPs with DHCP.

I have the second router set with a static IP address of 192.168.10.1 also with DHCP - I have tried this router in gateway and router modes with the LAN cable from 192.168.0.x connected to the WAN and LAN ports of 192.168.10.x to try and get this working.

I am either unable to get a 192.168.10.x IP address or I am unable to get to the internet from 192.168.10.x.

I have set up other routers as basic switches on the 192.168.0.x network by simply disabling DHCP but do not know how to set up this more advanced configuration.

Any advice is much appreciated.
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If the WAN port of the second (10.0) router is connected to a LAN port of the first (0.0) router, the first thing to do is either assign a 0.x address to the WAN port (and a default-gateway) or let it get an IP address from the DHCP service on the first router.

Second, make sure the hosts on the LAN ports of the second router are getting IP addresses from the DHCP service of the second router or manually assign them 10.x addresses.
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Thanks very much - the trick was to set a static IP in my 0.x router and then from there setting up my 10.x router was pretty straight-forward (0.x LAN to 10.x WAN ports).
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