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2 Networks/companies 1 DSL line

By mmbc_voltron ·
I am having problems with an office setup that was fine for awhile. I had the DSL line going to a router and then the router was cabled to two other computers and 2 network printers for there network. Then another company came in and need internet access but needed to be on there own network for there network printers/copier and with wireless access for there laptop. So I added a wireless router and cabled all there devices to there wireless router. I cabled a wire from the first router to the wireless router so that the second company had internet access. It seems to work sometimes and not others. Sometimes its like the company 2 wireless router tries to act as the DHCP. What is a good solution to networks like this.

Company 1
192.168.1.1

Company 2
192.168.2.1

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to 2 Networks/companies 1 DS ...

That should work but without knowing the make/models of the Routers it's a bit hard to answer with any detail.

I would however be looking at the first router and making sure that the Settings on it are correct it's possible that you have enabled DHCP there or even on the other router and you are getting a conflict.

I run the same setup on my Home network with the wireless side of things totally isolated from the wired side and then have strong security in place to prevent all but the professional hacker into my system.

Col

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by brian In reply to 2 Networks/companies 1 DS ...

Sounds like a router problem. Sometimes they have problems with routing or DHCP right out of the box. Usually they are defective but sometimes flashing the firmware fixes it.

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by zaferus In reply to 2 Networks/companies 1 DS ...

Consider changing your configuration a bit:

DSL Line --- small switch --- router 1
--- router 2

With DSL you often get 4-5 IP's. So set Router 1 to one of the IP's and Router 2 to the other (or if it is DHCP they should both automatically get 2 IP's.

The routers by default won't allow broadcasts (like DHCP) through from their WAN side, and this will better separate the networks from each other. We do this right now to create a vendor "zone" where they get Internet but no access to our network.

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Looks like the spaces were removed from my small diagram. In it I have both routers coming off the switch (all 3 devices are plugged in together through the switch).

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