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Two routers connection

I got two routers. A D-link DSL and an Aztech HW5503g. I connect to internet through dlink. The default ip address of dlink is and that of aztech is As I want the computers connected in in two router to use the same subnet, i configured as said in ie disabled DHCP in aztech and connected the two routers on the numbered ethernet port (not WAN). Everything works fine. I can access internet with any router. The problem is I cant access web interface of second router( Aztech when i connected through either of the router. How can I access the web interface in second router in this setup?


If I understand correctly, and just talking about the routing problem:

  • router1 IP/network is still (or in other words,
  • router2 IP/network has been changed to be (iow, ?

Did you really change his network to ? it seems as if you did not.

For example if you changed it to, say, (or it would explain the problem: any request outside of its lan (ie anything else than from would then be routed to the default gateway if there are no specific routes saying something more precise, and that default gateway is probably on another interface altogether (wan?)

You should then:

  • reset router2 to its default
  • connect to its lan interface with a laptop/pc, with that laptop/pc in the good (default) network too (if your router has dhcp by default, just let it assign a correct ip. If not, put an IP on your PC that is in the same lan as the router2 default network, and on a different IP than the router2 default IP)
  • check network config: assign it the ip (or /

Comments (5)

  • +0 – Let me explain my situation. Router 1 is connected to internet through dsl. Router 2 got 5 ethernet ports. 4 of them marked 1 to 4 and the 5th as WAN. If i connnect a cable between router 1 ethernet and router 2 WAN , pc connected to router 2 got internet and router2 assignes internal ips with Now you cant see computers connected in router1 through router 2. So i changed the router 2 same subnet as that router 1 and disabled the DHCP. Now router 1 acts as the DHCP Server. (check the link in the question). — Dec 28, 2012 at 11:36  
  • +2 – simpler could be : just go back to the first setup (router2 have its hosts on 2.x and provides internet via router1), and add on it a route saying " is also on the WAN interface, going to". and on add a route saying "anything for 192.168.2.x/24 should go to router2's IP of 192.168.2.whateverhisipisinthatsetup(maybe dhcp assigned in that case, or you can fix it via assigning mac@ to, say, .1.2)" — Dec 28, 2012 at 11:44  
  • +0 – otherwise (2nd setup): if you put both routers in same LAN, connect them with their LAN interface (and put their IPs on the LAN side). WAN interface on router2 is then unused (you could use it to create a separate lan, or a separate access to another internet gateway, or whatever) — Dec 28, 2012 at 11:48  
  • +0 – if in the same lan, and if you still want to use router2 as a Wifi provider, it still can have its dhcp enabled, but both DHCP shouldn't overlap (ie, on router 1 give it, per ex, the range .10-.99 and on router2 the range .100-.199) — Dec 28, 2012 at 11:49  
  • +0 – I am already in the 2nd setup as you said. The problem is that the web interface and telnet port are not open in this setup. My internet is just working fne on both routers — Dec 28, 2012 at 12:07  

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