I have setup the network throughout the house, but it is quite complex and often fails somehow.
- router #0 (192.168.0.1) which is also the modem and has incoming connection
- router #1 (192.168.1.1) has gateway to router #0
- router #2 (192.168.2.1) has gateway to router #1
All three routers are wifi emitters, so we have three wifi-networks in this house. All three routers have DHCP enabled for wifi to work, and the routers get a dynamic ip from their parent router. Each router has it's own subnet (third digit is 0, 1 or 2) in which is distributes ips.
Many computers are connected (wired) to router #1, my computer is connected to router #2 and no computers (other than wireless) are connected to router #0.
Ideally I want one DHCP router in my network (router #1 for example) and one big wifi network. What would be a wise way to accomplish this? Can I let the routers extend eachothers wifi? Because router #0 and #2 would do fine without DHCP except for their wifi...and at present we have three wifi networks with medium range, I want one big wifi network with great range.
How do I need to connect my LAN cables (into WAN or LAN plugs in the router)? How do I setup this wifi? What would be static ip'ed? Static IP's are necessary for port-forwarding, right?