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Windows 7: Conflict between wireless routers... resolution??

24 May 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Conflict between wireless routers... resolution??

guys I need someone more expert than I on network routers. i'm lame

I have the older venerable WRT54GL.. two of them running same edition of DD-WRT. very fine service over the years. I also have a linksys/csco wireless N router. I have a cable modem with a 4 port board, so I can simultaneously connect both physically, but have not yet gotten both online reliably, simultaneously.

I have changed the fundamental IP of the newer router so that they do not have that conflict: left the old one at default 192.168.1.1 and the new at 192.168.1.3
Since I like speed, we mainly use the N router, but I'm curious as to why they conflict. If I connect to the older router wirelessly, I can get internet access for a brief time then it loses its connection. If I then go back to the other one [no resets/reboots/anything] I'll be fine.

I assume that the older router is being disturbed by the new one somehow but I don't know how to resolve that. can someone help?

the longer-term goal is to get one of the DD-WRT routers to subtend the N router as a client, or client bridge, or something..... so I can spread coverage over a broader physical area, and so that I can deliver some wired goodness to the home theater setup. so far no luck on that, and I figure the first thing to resolve is what I lead with above.

help???

thx
z

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24 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
guys I need someone more expert than I on network routers. i'm lame

I have the older venerable WRT54GL.. two of them running same edition of DD-WRT. very fine service over the years. I also have a linksys/csco wireless N router. I have a cable modem with a 4 port board, so I can simultaneously connect both physically, but have not yet gotten both online reliably, simultaneously.

I have changed the fundamental IP of the newer router so that they do not have that conflict: left the old one at default 192.168.1.1 and the new at 192.168.1.3
Since I like speed, we mainly use the N router, but I'm curious as to why they conflict. If I connect to the older router wirelessly, I can get internet access for a brief time then it loses its connection. If I then go back to the other one [no resets/reboots/anything] I'll be fine.

I assume that the older router is being disturbed by the new one somehow but I don't know how to resolve that. can someone help?

the longer-term goal is to get one of the DD-WRT routers to subtend the N router as a client, or client bridge, or something..... so I can spread coverage over a broader physical area, and so that I can deliver some wired goodness to the home theater setup. so far no luck on that, and I figure the first thing to resolve is what I lead with above.

help???

thx
z
From my point of view you should not be using dual routers for a single network. Set up's like this are prone to unreliable network service and many other problems as you have already found out. Though it is possible to set up a dual router configuration, the settings required can be different depending on the router's being used. Sometimes it works good, other times not so well.

You can attempt to set up a two or three router network to work using the link below but there are many drawbacks to this approach. Ideally if you need to extend the reach of your wireless network you may be better off using a dedicated access point or bridge or you can use the WRT router in client mode and set it up as a wireless access point.

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/r...me-network.htm

Your modem with Ethernet ports makes it a modem/router combo unit instead of just a modem. Plugging another router into that will tend to create more problems than it solves.

Your cisco wireless N router plugged into a standard broadband Modem would be a good place to start. If you want full wireless N speeds then using WPA-2 and AES encryption with the 802.11n Only' setting will get you there.

With DHCP enabled this set up would be plug and play.
Modem>Cisco-Router>PC's or Switch>Media Center PC's
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24 May 2012   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

I ran the two wrt-54's in a bridge mode for years. I have no problems with the either/or - the e1200 works fine, or the wrt [x2] works fine.

is this a band conflict? anybody?
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