I am struggling to setup my home network. I have the following setup, also shown in the diagram below (sorry for the MS Word screenshot!):
- My landlord has an ADSL connection, established by Router 1, IP address 192.168.0.1
- Router 1 runs a DHCP server.
- I connected my own Router 2 to my landlord's Router 1 via an ethernet cable running from one LAN port to another (not using any WAN port), and I turned off the DHCP server on Router 2. I manually assigned the IP address 192.168.0.150 to Router 2.
- My desktop PC connects to Router 2 via ethernet cable and gets an IP address automatically from the DHCP server on Router 1. This connection works perfectly and I can access the internet from my desktop PC without any issues whatsoever.
- The WiFi from Router 1 is out of range in my room, so I want to connect my laptop to the Wifi on Router 2. I have my laptop set up to obtain an IP address and DNS address automatically. After I connect, the Laptop's IP address is 192.168.0.106, the Default Gateway is 192.168.0.1 and the DNS server is 192.168.0.1 (all this from ipconfig /all).
The internet on my Laptop, connected via the Wifi, fails to work. Any attempt to access a webpage results in "DNS failed to respond" or "www.somesite.foo took too long to respond". At times a page starts to load, but fails after about 5% and times out.
Attempts to connect to either of the routers' management pages at 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.150 also sometimes succeeds but mostly just times out. When it "succeeds" it is incredibly slow. I can ping both servers, but I cannot ping the desktop PC connected to Router 2.
The laptop is right by the router and the signal strength is full.
I don't need to connect to any of my landlord's PCs - I just need to use his ADSL connection.
If there are any more details I can provide, please ask me in the comments and I will provide them as updates as soon as I can.
The setup is similiar to the one in this question
My landlord's router (Router 1) is some FRITZ!Box model.
My router (Router 2) is a TP-LINK TL-MR3420
My laptop's WiFi adapter is an Atheros AR9285.
I have established that my wife's laptop can successfully connect to the router via WiFi (she usually connects via ethernet cable). Her laptop's adapter is an Atheros AR5B93