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Re: "Home" Networking Question

You say it cannot "see" the other machines, but can it ping any of their

This may be a routing vs bridging issue if you can ping them.  Does the
wireless router also have a switch on it?  If so, one of the easiest
ways to "solve" the problem might be to connect one of its switch ports
to one of the switch ports on your other router (you may need a cross-
over cable) instead of using the WAN port.

The administration of the wireless router may also have a setting to put
it in bridge mode instead of router mode.  What you would actually be
doing is turning the wireless router into a wireless access point.

On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 17:03 -0600, Tim McDonough wrote:
> A few weeks ago I ended up with the use of a laptop that has wireless 
> networking built in so of course I wanted to add a wireless router 
> here at home so I can surf the net while I watch TV.
> We have a wireless DSL connection here and I've been using a D-Link 
> DI-808HV 8-port router w/VPN. Prior to the laptop there were a total 
> of 6 machines (Linux, Win98, Win2000, and WinXP) here. All has worked 
> well for a year or more now.
> I got a small D-Link DI-524 Wireless router. Rather than it being 
> connected to the wireless DSL it's connected to a port on the first 
> router. It get's it's IP address, etc. from the DI-808HV.
> In this configuration the laptop can get to the Internet, send and 
> receive mail, etc. It cannot however see any of the other machines on 
> the home network, share printers, or see the Samba server. If I 
> connect the laptop directly to the main DI-808HV with a network cable 
> it can see and access everything so I don't *think* it is a laptop 
> configuration problem (I have been wrong before.)
> Is there a way to configure the wireless router so that computers 
> connected to it can see machines on the DI-808HV (the "main" 
> router/gateway)? It would seem that some combination of netmask, port 
> openings, etc. would make the "routing"/translation transparent so 
> everything would be connected to the same internal network.
> Thanks in advance for any pointers.
> Tim
> Springfield, IL
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