I am in the process of setting up my home network. Below are my router configurations:
China Telecom (fiber optic) 192.168.1.1 Wired router (connected to China Telecom) 192.168.16.1 Linksys EA4500 (LivingRoom) 192.168.1.2 Linksys EA4500 (GuestRoom) 192.168.1.3 Linksys WRT160Nv2 (Bar) 192.168.1.4 Linksys EA6500 (Office) 192.168.1.5 (DHCP server 192.168.1.100-199) Linksys EA4500 (MainBedRoom) 192.168.1.6 Linksys WRT300N (KidsBedRoom) 192.168.1.7
All wireless routers are connected to the wired router which is connected to the China Telecom internet access point. For the GuestRoom and MainBedRoom routers, I strangely need to plug the network cable into the Ethernet (LAN) socket, while for all the other routers, I need to plug it into the Internet (WAN) socket on the router. I have no idea why this is.
I set up each wireless router in sequence, making sure that when I set it up, it was the only router turned on, so that I was sure that my computer was connected to that specific router. I then did the router configuration and tested access to the internet.
Specifically I am keen to understand if my DHCP server configuration is correct. Only the office wireless router acts as DHCP server, it's turned off for all the other wireless routers. To be honest, I don't know if it's on or off in the wired router, still need to figure this out.
The network works, although it sometimes takes quite a long time for Apple devices to connect. As some routers are dual band, I have set up two SSIDs for the wireless network, on for 2.4 GHz and one for 5 GHz.
What I am keen to understand is if this is the correct setup for my situation, and if not, what do I need to change? Will this be stable?