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Home Network - Assistance Connecting Network on R1 with R2

Hello Guys,

 I recently got Fios on my home network. They gave me a "Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2 Rev E router" / modem which also works as a wireless AP. the wireless sucks therefore I decided to use my own Router "DLink DGL-4500 Gamer" for wireless connections. After connecting the DLink Router to the Actiontec Router (given by my ISP) I was able to connect a host to the DLink and browse the internet fine. The problem is that on my DLink Router I am on a different network than on the Actiontec. I am able to browse the internet on both network with no problems but I can't ping or connect to any host on the other network and viceversa. I was wondering if there was a way of making these two Routers/Networks "talk" to eachother??

Actiontec Router: 192.168.1.1 (ISP)
DLink Router: 192.168.0.1 (Home)
Note: I can ping my default gateway which is 192.168.1.1 from network 192.168.0.x using any host.
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DColclazier

8/22/2022 - Mon
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valdezf

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nice! that worked except that I can't ping hostnames just IP addresses. Same goes with mapping to shared drives, I would have to type the IP instead of the host name. Is there a way around this?

Also,
Adding manual Router: Destination is 192.168.0.1 (DLink) and Route 192.168.1.1 (ActionTec)
It asked me for a Metric and I added 1 - I guessed
There is an option for the DNS on DLink, this might be what I need to configure to fix the hostname issue. but I am unsure.
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valdezf

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I fixed it by changing the "Local Domain Name" on the DLink Router. Thanks for your help!!!
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DColclazier

Happy to! Glad you got everything working :-)
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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