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Posted on 2013-12-23
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So we had a good homegroup going at our house.  But then we upgraded out Internet speed and got a different cable modem.  It still has 4 ports, just like the old one.

So we have 3 computers hooked to the modem through ethernet.  Then the last port goes to a wireless router.

The problem is that the computer connected to the wireless router can't see the computers directly connected to the modem.

Any ideas?
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Oh, I changed the wireless router out as well.  I think I need to disable DHCP and put it in bridge mode.  I'll try that now.
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Connect the wireless router to the main router from LAN port to LAN port (i.e. instead of the new wireless router's WAN/Internet port)...  change the default LAN IP on the new wireless router to an address outside the scope of the DHCP server so duplicate IPs don't get assigned... the LAN IP is used only for accessing the setup menus, typically; not for any routing (as long as the WAN port is unused), so if the DHCP server uses the entire available subnet range and you can't alter it, make the new wireless router's LAN IP an address outside the subnet (you'll then typically have to connect directly to one of its LAN ports with a static IP set on your NIC to access its setup menus like that, though).

Oh, and disable the new wireless router's DHCP server (typically in the Basic Setup section of the menus).
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