I have two TP-Link router to build a home network with, both Wireless (WR841N and WR642G). I connected the WAN to the WR841, there is 2 desktop PC connected to it, works fine. I tried to add the second router (WR642G) this way:
- Reserved an IP for it in my MAIN router, the reserved address is 192.168.1.150 (my main dhcp range is 192.168.1.100-199).
- Booted up the second router, connected the 2 desktop PC to it and the first routers cable went to the WAN.
- The second has no bridge or other function like that, so I set the WAN settings to dynamic ip. This way it got the ip address 192.168.1.150
- I set the its LAN address to 192.168.2.1 and the DHCP range to 192.168.2.100-199. If I turn the DHCP off (at the second router), I can not reach it anymore.
This way there is internet access at all my PC -s, but the network not really working well. I can not reach (ping) a PC connected to the first router from the second router.
How should I disable the DHCP on the second router, so all the IP addresses are managed by the first router?