Using 2 Routers on the same network and can't connect to pcs on the first

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  1. n1ck54

    n1ck54 New Member

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    So I just moved home and set everything up. Basically my internet comes into my house in the basement where the modem connects to a wired router which splits off to a computer, my xbox360, and a line that goes up the side of my house into my room. The line in my room connects to a wireless router that gives my laptop and sisters computer service. The problem is that my 360 won't find my laptop. It was working perfectly when i was living on my own with just 1 router so i figure that's where the problem lies.. xbox Live works fine it just won't find my computer. any suggestions or explanations that can be offered would be great, thanks in advance.
     
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    Can we assume your laptop is getting to the net just fine?

    My understanding is that your laptop is wireless via the wireless router in your room and that there is another PC that is connected via wire to a different router.

    Go to the computer connected via the wire and goto the start bar, type in 'cmd' in the search field so you get the black and white command box.
    type in ipconfig/all in the black box
    Look for your IP address (may be called IPv4 address) and write it down.

    Go to the laptop.
    Start bar, type in cmd.
    type in ping then the ip address.
    It should ping back.
    You can also type in tracert ip address

    This will show you if you can go through the wireless and see the PC. Let us know what happened. I will log on later and see if you posted any results.

    FWIW: There are like a thousand different things that could be going on.
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Disconnect the WAN port of the wireless router, connect that cable to any one of the other ports. Disable the DHCP server on that router.

    Done.
     
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    Full-on logical. Get back if this doesn't work.
     
  5. Vito_Corleone

    Vito_Corleone New Member

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    you're NATing twice
     
  6. jvblackxj

    jvblackxj VW4Life

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    plus possible firewalling between the networks.
     
  7. rawko

    rawko OT Supporter

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    disable the dhcp server on the wireless access point. You can only have 1 dhcp server on a network. That way people connecting to the wireless access point catch their ip address from the wired router.
     
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    The answer has already been posted
     
  9. n1ck54

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    Sorry ended up going away for awhile but thank you just disabled the DHCP and the xbox is now finding my laptop and the internet still works :bowdown:
     

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