Accessing a Router Behind a Router

I am doing this all remotely. The customer's ISP (CenturyLink) supplied a router with the service. It is at 192.168.1.1 and is a DHCP Server. One of the LAN Ports goes directly to a Netgear Wireless Router so that the Netgear Router is the only thing attached to the CenturyLink Router.

   The Netgear is static IPed at 10.0.0.1 and the WAN port picked up and IP address of 192.168.1.34 from the CenturyLink Router. I remote in to a computer on the LAN (NetGear LAN) and gave this computer two static IP addresses. 10.0.0.4 and 192.168.1.119. So... why can't I ping or access the CenturyLink router at 192.168.1.1 or even ping the WAN port of the Netgear at 192.168.1.34?

   Is there any way to access the CenturyLink router?
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RafaelCommented:
Have you looked at your route tables to see if a route back is in place? Check your masks also, you may  need to set up a IP Helper address.

Can you post your config?

HTH
-Rafael
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
on any client after Netger's Router, open Netgear Web console and try to ping 192.168.1.1 from there.
it should reply because 192.168.1.1 is the default gateway for Netgear. If it didn't respond, so you have to troubleshoot/configure this thing first.

then, remove proxy (if any) on client's browser and try 192.168.1.1.
if any error appears, please share it.
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vivigattCommented:
You must NOT give an IP address in 192.168.1.x on anything to the LAN/WLAN ports of the netgear router. By the way, it is not a router but a gateway, as it does not route packets both ways but perform NAT (network address translation) between the LAN/WLAN ports and the WAN port.

Why can't you give an IP address in 192.168.1.x on a node connected to the Netgear ? Because then, it will "think" that any other IP address in 192.168.1.x is local and it will NOT send the corresponding packets to its default gateway for it to forward them.

So, at first, remove the IP address 192.168.1.119 from your node and try to ping 192.168.1.1. It should work.
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