Static IPs behind multiple routers
Posted on 2009-07-11
Unable to access internet from server (xxx.xxx.xxx.5) or from PCs with DHCP IP assigned from Router 2. See below for details:
Internet-> Modem ->Router1 => Server and Router2
Modem Gateway xxx.xxx.65.0
Router1 WAN xxx.xxx.65.2
Router1 Gateway xxx.xxx.65.1
Router1 LAN xxx.xxx.65.3
Server Gateway xxx.xxx.65.3
Router2 WAN xxx.xxx.65.4
Router2 Gateway xxx.xxx.65.3
Router2 LAN DHCP (192.168.0.1)
When I set Router1 LAN to DHCP and server to dynamic, it sees the internet. Router1 Gateway stays the same xxx.xxx.xxx.1 and the actual changes are to Server and PC IPs when dynamically assigned, as well as the gateway that is also dynamically assigned (192.168.0.1)
But what I need is to simply have static IPs on the modem, router1, server, and WAN of router2 and all is good. What am I missing? (port forwarding not an option I'm considering unless what I am doing is breaking some cardinal rule that makes absolutely no sense)
Could it be related to the subnet mask?
Thanks for your input.