Using 2 wireless routers - one as a access point
Posted on 2009-05-19
My configuration is a Belkin Broadband Voice Modem/Router - wireless 4 port - F1PI242EGau and a
NetGear Wireless Router WGR614 V5.
I want to transit my current installation to the situation where the WGR is simply an access point with both wired and wireless capability.
Access to the Belkin is via 10.1.1.1 and the WGR via 192.168.1.1
Dell laptop running Windows 7 RC1 and another with Vista. And an XBox 360.
I had been running both routers with DHCP, using wireless and accessing the internet, which I assumed was effectively giving me two networks - and it all came to a head when we wanted Windows to do some Media Center sharing i.e. the XBox only available from one router. (but that's a digression)
So as per a few internet recipes - I changed the WGR to "no DHCP" and made its default LAN ID to 10.1.1.99. I set up the wireless to WPA2 encryption.
The WGR is connected to the Belkin using an ethernet cable.
My problem is that although the wired connections using the new setup work fine, the wireless setup on the WGR doesn't show on Windows at all.
(Why don't I use the wireless on the Belkin you ask - well my sons laptop doesn't seem to want to attach - well sometime sit does - sometimes it doesn't. And the previous setup worked fine.)