I have two expensive routers that both have issues and I think I can use them together to fix all of them.
- I have a Belkin Play router, that starts to slow down my Internet after some time (this seems to be a known issue Router slows dramatically, needs restart (Belkin N+ Wireless Router)), and
- I have a Netgear N300 router that drops its connections from time to time (also a known issue http://wafflesatnoon.com/2012/05/27/netgear-router-dropping-connection-try-this/)
Some fixes have been proposed for these issues, but none of them work well for me. The Belkin router has to be constantly restarted and the Netgear router I have was given to me by my ISP, so I'm locked in to some crappy firmware version.
All this is to say: please assume my need is valid.
What I've done
I've connected the two router together to form a single network. Currently, the Netgear (which drops the WiFi) is handling my Internet connection and my Belkin (which slows down my Internet) is handling my WiFi. Except that my Wifi connection is still dropping when the Netgear router is in the loop. The only reason I can see is that there must be something wrong with the Netgear's DHCP server.
What I want to do
So what I would like your help in doing now is to have the Netgear handle the Internet connection and the Belkin handle the DHCP and WiFi services. Could you please help me to do this. The issue is to configure the Belkin's DHCP server to say that my Netgear router is the default gateway. My Netgear is 10.0.0.2, my Belkin is 10.0.0.1.