Using 2 wireless routers on one small business network
Posted on 2011-02-17
I have a new client. He runs his business from a building (garage) next to his house. He has DSL connected to a Linksys WRT54G router (DHCP and Firewall) not using wireless. This feeds a Cisco SBS switch. He then has a Cat5 run to his house where he has another switch and now a new wireless router for his wifes laptop.
The business network is set 192.168.x.x and the wireless in the house is using 10.x.x.x. This is working to get her connected to the internet. Basically a guest internet connection.
Now what he wants is for the wireless in his house to be able to access his business network instead of being separate. I have searched here and the Internet, and can't get it going. I disconnect the 2nd router, assign an IP outside of the DHCP scope but still in subnet, disable DHCP on the 2nd router. When I connect the cat5 from the garage to the WAN port on the 2nd router, it stops working.
So in the end this is what I am looking at.
(DSL) ----> (SRT54G No wifi) -------> (Switch) -------> (Netgear w/Wireless)
I have see some articles say, to leave the WAN port open and just use the network ports on router2. If so does the interconnect need to be a Cross over. Don't have the option to run a 2nd Cat5 to allow for just the house router to control everything.
Any ideas appreciated.