Installing a router to work as the second one on a home networkrequires special configuration. Do the following on the second routerto ensure it (and the devices attached) function properly:1. Connect as local device or bridge
- If connecting the second router via Ethernet cable, plug it into one of the LAN ports
on the first router. If connecting the second router wirelessly, ensure the second router is set for client mode
.Note that some home wireless routers do not support client mode; thesemust be connected by cable. Check your router documentation for detailson its client mode configuration support.
2. Check / change IP address
- Most home network routers use a default IP address
setting. Often, these default IP addresses will not work in a tworouter environment. Check the second router's IP address value andreset it if necessary to work within the valid address range of thefirst router (and to not conflict with any other device on the network).
3. Disable DHCP
- To avoid IP address conflicts between all of the devices on the homenetwork, only one of your two routers should assign addresses via DHCP
. All mainstream routers provide an option to disable DHCP as part of the router's configuration screens.
(My netgear router supports client mode. The 2wire supports bridged and router mode. My 2wire is the main router. I set up my netgear using my laptop. Once you change the address on the router.. You will only be able to directly access through the main router to the 2701.)
Configure your 2701 IP address to a static address in the 192.168.2.1 range and diable DHCP. Only 1 router can run the DHCP service. To disable Dhcp on the 2701.... log on to 2701> click on home network>advanced settings>uncheck enable DHCP>Next section is Public routed subinterface...Check enable and Aout Firewall Open>Input your main router address and mask>save config..
This worked with the Netgear router.. May not with your router. Good Luck! Hope this helps!