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I'm having some trouble setting up my home network...

It consists of the following components

Home Network:

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  • PC and HP Microserver (both with gigabit connections)
  • Netgear DGN2200 ADSL modem
  • Xiaomi WiFi router mini (running OpenWRT - not gigabit ethernet)
  • 5 port gigabit switch

The adsl modem defaults to 192.168.0.1, while the Mi WiFi defaults to 10.0.0.1. Both have DHCP servers...

What is the optimal way to set this up?

I initially had the PC, file server, and wireless devices on the 10.0.0.* subnet, with the mini router using 192.168.0.1 as the default gateway but this is no longer working...I can't ping 192.168.0.1 from my pc (which was assigned 10.0.0.25).

Should I have the ADSL modem and mini router on the same subnet (10.0.0.* or 192.168.0.*)? If so, must I disable DHCP on the ADSL modem?

  • The easiest thing to do is to disable routing and DHCP in the Wi-Fi router - set it to bridge mode. – Ron Maupin Feb 12 '16 at 5:36
  • It looks like your modem is also a router and a WiFi hot spot. I'd just use that. If you want to extend your network so that the Wifi reaches further you can use that other modem but if you do that you should just set it up as a bridge and give it a 192.168.0.* IP address. Just put everything on that subnet. – krowe Feb 12 '16 at 5:52
  • @krowe the wireless on the modem only supports 802.11N - which is why I got the other wireless router – woggles Feb 12 '16 at 6:01
  • @RonMaupin I'll try this and let you know how it goes – woggles Feb 12 '16 at 6:03
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OK got this to work fine with different subnets -

The modem is set to its default 192.168.0.1 with DHCP set to 192.168.0.2.

The router is set to its default 10.0.0.1 with DHCP set to range 10.0.0.100-250.

All devices that are connected to the network are assigned to the 10.0.0 subnet.

I must have changed a setting on the router that caused it to stop working...

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