I hope someone can help me with issues I have with my home network. I have a Billion 7700N modem/router and currently I added a Western Digital N600 dual band router. By default (following setup DVD supplied by WD), Western Digital setup itself in LAN to WAN configuration and assigned itself an IP address with different subnet. Which I intend to keep if everything works alright.
So this is my setup:
- IP: 192.168.1.1
- Gateway: 192.168.1.1
- DCHP: on Access point: off
- Connected to the ISP
Western Digital N600:
- Client IP (assigned by Billion 7700N DHCP): 192.168.1.115
- IP: 192.168.0.1
- Gateway: 192.168.0.1
- DHCP: on
- Access point: on
- I connect Western Digital’s WAN port to Billion 7700N LAN port.
Internet works fine for all devices either connected to Billion 7700N through ethernet or to Western Digital N600 through Ethernet/Wi-Fi. When I connected through Western Digital N600 I can see the other subnet (ping and access shared drive) but not the other way around. When I connected to Billion 7700N, I can’t even ping any machine connected to Western Digital N600. I can’t even ping
192.168.1.115 an IP address assigned to Western Digital N600.
I read some posts on the Net that by default that what I will get with this setup. But I am sure there must be away so that I can connect these two subnet both ways? I have added a static route on the Billion for
192.168.0.0/24 with gateway of
192.168.0.1 but it doesn’t help.
Thanks Paul for your response. There is compelling reasons on having 2 subnet. If anything here is why I want to keep it that way:
- I can use all LAN ports on N600.
- It’s good to learn how to make this setup works.
I have added static route to 7700N but I think I set the gateway to 126.96.36.199. I will check and make sure the gateway is
192.168.1.115 and see if I can make it working.
Would you please explain the relevance of disabling NAT on N600? Thanks again.