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    Segmented network with 2 routers (managing question)

    by stinger717 ·

    Good morning. I have two routers in my Home network. Netgear RAX120 (main 192.168.1.1) and RAX10 (secondary 192.168.2.1)

    Both have DHCP active. Secondary serves all IOT devices.

    I want to be able to get to my RAX10 router gui page from my 192.168.1.1 network via a browser page.

    I can get to RAX120 from my 192.168.2.1 network via a browser, just not the other way around. I feel like I’m close but have not been able to figure the other direction. I assume it is a static path setup?

    While it is simple enough to just wirelessly connect to each network for management needs via a laptop, I really just want to figure out how to manage the 2.1 network from the 1.1 network via a LAN connection.

    Thanks for any help in solving this.

    BK

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    • #3940228

      Re: connect

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Segmented network with 2 routers (managing question)

      What’s the subnet mask of both networks (192.168.1.* en 192.168.2.*)? If it’s the usual 255.255.255.0 it are different networks and you need a router to connect them.

      • #3940227

        Subnet

        by stinger717 ·

        In reply to Re: connect

        Yes, I have them both set at basic 255.255.255.0

        Should i change the secondary or primary to allow for communication? 255.255.252.0

        This is where my basic knowledge ends. 🙂

      • #3940225

        Subnet

        by stinger717 ·

        In reply to Re: connect

        Additionally, Both routers are connected via a Netgear unmanaged switch. Router RAX120 has a lan port connected to RAX10’s WAN port.

    • #3940226

      Let’s say you want a single LAN.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Segmented network with 2 routers (managing question)

      Then you have ONE DHCP. This is a basic thing.

      Sometimes folk make a far more complicated system than they need. I can’t guess why you built the current network. And without that reason my advice could be wrong. But here’s one common reason: “I thought a segmented LAN (two LANs) would be faster.” That’s not always true due to how Switched Hubs work.

      • #3940224

        Segmented purpose.

        by stinger717 ·

        In reply to Let’s say you want a single LAN.

        I built it this way to have all my IOT devices separate from my main system. I currently have 30+ devices (smart plugs, cameras, lights, Echo shows etc…) that I want to keep separate from my main network ( Laptops, a couple of desktops including Business based hardware etc…) this is more for security than improving network performance however that is also a small focus)
        The two systems work great (each router serving it’s intended clients without issue)
        So back to my original question of setting up and “easier” way to manage both networks via their router gui’s quickly.
        Thanks

        • #3940221

          To manage such.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Segmented purpose.

          You either redesign or connect to the WiFi on which router you want to manage.
          Given the story, I would not redesign but connect when needed to which network then the router is accessed.

          Changing the netmask has a lot of ramifications so I wouldn’t do that today.

        • #3940220

          Segmented purpose.

          by stinger717 ·

          In reply to To manage such.

          I am in agreement with you. It’s really not a huge issue, was just trying to streamline things. I appreciate the response and honesty in your reply.

          Thank you.

    • #3940218

      remote access of router

      by rajesh_0047 ·

      In reply to Segmented network with 2 routers (managing question)

      AFAIK, in this case, accessing x.x.2.1 from the parent x.x.1.1 is like remote access.

      Check whether your Remote Management Feature is Disabled in the x.x.2.1
      Include the Remote Control Port Number 8080 in the access address, 192.168.2.1:8080

    • #3940213

      segment a network

      by imstephanieys ·

      In reply to Segmented network with 2 routers (managing question)

      Which device is used to segment a network?

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