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I have a home networking question.

I have two DLINK wireless/wired routers in my house, connected to the Internet ISP. There are a 2 computers on each of the two networks.
Network1: has (gateway) Valid IP'S range - -, with COMP1 having a fixed IP of

Network2: has (gateway) Valid IP'S range - - with COMP2 having a static IP of, a WIRELESS printer on

Both routers have a netmask of

My need is to connect the two routers, so that I can Remote desktop for COMP1 to COMP2 and vice-versa, and COMP1 to connect to the wireless printer on Network2.

can anyone help to set this up so that the both networks can talk to each

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How are the routers connected to each other? – Tester101 Feb 11 '11 at 14:59
This link might help. – Tester101 Feb 11 '11 at 15:04
Why are you using two routers? Why not just use a switch to extend the network (since you are basically using router 2 as a switch anyway)? If you actually want to set up two networks you'll want to use subnets, so for example network 1 will be 192.168.0 and network 2 will be 192.168.1, then you will have to setup routing tables to route between the subnets. – Tester101 Feb 11 '11 at 15:12
I am using 2 routers due to the way my house is wired for network. I have home run wired network to all my rooms from my basement where the internet connection comes in, thru fibre optic. There is no modem. The internet connection comes in to 8 port switch. So to secure my connections, I put one router, and routed 4 outputs to network switch. One of the non-routed connection goes to my Office den, and there I put the second router that has the COMP2 and the wireless printer. So you see why I have two routers – Alex Feb 11 '11 at 15:36
You'll want to set up subnets then, and allow traffic from 192.168.0 into 192.168.1 and vise versa. – Tester101 Feb 11 '11 at 15:52

This is basically what you want to end up with. Network Topology

Then you'll have to login to each router and allow traffic from the other subnet. So from Router 1 you will allow traffic from 192.168.1, and from Router 2 you will allow traffic from 192.168.0.

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thanks, will give it a try today and let you know. – Alex Feb 11 '11 at 16:49

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