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By No_Dependencies ·
I have a home network setup between myself and 2 roommates. To Accomplish this we have 2 routers setup from a DSL Modem. The primary Linksys router is connected to the DSL Modem with 2 computers attached to the Linksys. A lan cable connects the Linsys Router to a Speedstream router where the third computer attaches to the Speedstream router. I know this sounds funny but we may have a fourth computer attached to the Speedstream in the near future. The problem is we are unable to share folders onour pc's. In the past with one router we were able to see shared folders but now we are unable to. We all have Windows XP and have used the home networking wizard to attempt to correct the problem but has not helped. Not sure what the problem is other than maybe configuring the routers for eachothers ip addresses. Can you shed some light on the problem??

Thanks,

Big15daddy

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by larryhyman In reply to Home Networking

more than one router on the same network, each one will take a different subnet mask, making computers on one router not being able to see computers on another router. You solution, replace the second rounter with a switch, then everybody will be able to see every body.... oh... don't forget to put everybody in the same work group and turn on dhcp and let the one and only one router control everything.... ps, since each router supports like 254 computers, don't even bother with a second router.

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by No_Dependencies In reply to Home Networking

thanks for the info. was not sure if the second router could be configured or not to act as hub/switch.

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by JohnGreer In reply to Home Networking

I agree, why more than one router?

I have 4 PCs attached to my LinkSys Cable/DSL router. One is direct attached, the others are wireless.

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by No_Dependencies In reply to Home Networking

thank you for the help. did not intend to have two routers but both roommates had one.

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