Create a separate private lan inside an existing lan
Posted on 2009-07-11
I need to setup a separate little private lan (LAN2) inside an existing lan (LAN1). LAN1 currently setup with a TPLINK modem/router (TD-8840) [R1] and connected to the internet with its inbuilt modem. Setup as follows;
LAN1 - Router IP: 192.168.1.1
LAN1 - Subnet: 255.255.255.0
LAN1 - DHCP: Enabled
LAN1 - DHCP range: 100 - 200
Now I need to setup a different lan (LAN2) inside this network, only reason to do that is to share LAN1's internet connection. I DO NOT need any sharing of resources between these two lans, specially don't want LAN1 to see what's under LAN2. LAN2 network setup with a D-LINk DIR-320 wireless router [R2] which also has a print server inbuilt. Now how can i join this LAN2 to LAN1 so computers under LAN2 computers can share internet of LAN1. I tried the following setup but it was't successful.
LAN2 - Router IP: 10.0.0.1
LAN2 - Subnet: 255.255.255.0
LAN2 - DHCP: Enabled
LAN2 - DHCP range: 10 - 40
I have used a straight through cable between R1's lan port and R2's wan port. Then i tried to access internet using one of the computers under LAN2 (vista client) and it said there is a problemm with DNS settings. Did i do anything wrong when a joinn the R2 to LAN1?
Could you please explain how to do this properly while noting the following issues;
1) I really like to minimize modifications to the R1 in LAN1, because it's up and running ok for those clients and don't want to disturb while i'm setting up LAN2.
2) I need DHCP for the LAN2.
3) Need to have R2's print server.
4) Need R2's wireless function.
Please let me know if you need any more information of the setup.