Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 2 routers, cant see computers on other router

23 Apr 2011   #1
Bizarro181

Windows 7
 
 
2 routers, cant see computers on other router

This is more of a general networking question (I think) but I'll give it a shot here anyway.

I have 2 wireless routers/switches in my house. I have a router downstairs and one upstairs

My setup is currently like this
Downstairs:
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Modem
Upstairs
  • computer
  • HTPC (media center pc)
I use the printer on the downstairs computer to print everything, and this used to work fine until I installed a new router upstairs. My old setup was that upstairs I had a wireless router, and a separate switch, and the router was feed internet through the switch. Now that I installed a router/switch combo, I cant see any computers except for whats directly connected to the upstairs router.

How can I solve this so that I can again see computers on the other router?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Apr 2011   #2
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

I have a question, How did you connect the 2 routers too each other?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #3
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Don't use the WAN/Internet port on the router upstairs and turn off the DHCP server in that same router. And also change the IP address on that upstairs router. If the main router uses 192.168.1.1 as its internal IP address change the upstairs one to 192.168.1.2.

What I think you had before was a switch and a Wireless Access Point (Not a switch and router).

Doing what I say above will turn that router into a Switch WITH Wireless access point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Apr 2011   #4
Bizarro181

Windows 7
 
 

Awesome, that worked like a charm, and made sense as well

I did indeed have a WAP and a switch before

Thanks a ton.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #5
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bizarro181 View Post
Awesome, that worked like a charm, and made sense as well

I did indeed have a WAP and a switch before

Thanks a ton.
You are welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 2 routers, cant see computers on other router




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can two routers connect to one router wirelessly and have their own ip
I have two units for rent. Thus, I need a total of three separate networks so we don't accidentally share files. The two units, a duplex, and the main residence is about 20 meters away. I'm thinking of putting a router in each unit and have them connected wirelessly to the router in the main...
Network & Sharing
Router / Networking Problem, 2 Routers Same Network
Hello, My belkin wireless AP has recently died, and im having to use an old O2 Thompson wireless modem router for wireless connectivity. The wireless connectivity doesn't seem to be an issue at the moment, connection is good. The weird problem is, my PC, and a couple of other LAN...
Network & Sharing
Can't connect two computers to one router?
Hello, So everything was fine until today when I woke up. My internet wouldn't work, it was saying that I was connected with internet access but never gave me it. I checked my router settings and it shows all the correct things. So then, I decided to check my brother's computer which is in...
General Discussion
3 computers on same router- 2 networks- how to get on same network?
Somehow my computers have come up with 2 different network names for what appears to be a single network. I can't find a way to make all computers "see" the network the same. I have my desktop ("A") running Win 7, wired connection to "network 2", my laptop ("B") running win 7, wireless...
Network & Sharing
Connecting two wireless computers w/out a router?
Quick intro... This is for my parents house. They have high-speed net that can only be registered to one computer, so running it to a router and then computers is not an option. We used to have it setup with net into "computer 1" then out to the wireless router. The new computer has only one...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App