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Home netweork Extension

I am trying to extend my home network. I just upgraded(?) to a 2wire 2701 gateway for my Bellsouth DSL service. I disabled the wireless. The desktop connects to the 2wire. Also connected to the 2wire is a netgear hdx111 powerline. The other end of the powerline is a floor below. Connected to the powerline is a netgear WNR200 (LAN side) DCHP disabled. Also in a LAN port is the Directv DVR. The WNR2000 is setup as wireless. Although this is a rats nest of connections, it mostly works. Frequently, the internet access on the desktop goes away. I am guessing I have hosed up the configurations in some way. Resetting both the 2wire and the netgear get me back to square one, but I am missing something. Is this a workable configuration? The idea behind the setup is to have a decent connection at the DVR for HD streaming and a wireless N signal in the backyard to run itunes off the upstairs stereo.

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Your right this does sound like a rats nest :) and from the available information it is impossible to tell what is wrong. It is not only about the types of devices but about the configuration on each one. Sounds like you already know that you should only have one DHCP server. But the question is do all these devices end up with an IP number in the same subnet? My advice is to sit down and draw a diagram of how you want these things to work. Install one piece at a time and make sure it works bfore you move on to the next piece. Keep it simple, don't add extra hardware into the mix if you don't really need to. If you can get everything into one sub net then make sure only one thing is acting as a router. The router is the only thing that actually connects your private network to the internet. More than one NAT router is also a bad thing. Once you get it configured the way you like use ping to check connectivity between everything.
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