I have a TP-link (R2) and a Huawei (R1) Home Routers. Both are connected to different internet providers.


isp1192.168.100.1 <-- wire --> (wan)shared router <-- wire --> (lan)[]isp2

I want to be able to be on R2 have the IP2 and have access to R1 connected devices (printers and shared folders)

I tried to do a static routing on R2 but I can't see anything on R1 connection. How I do it?

  • How are you planning to connect the two routers to each other? Or are you going to have some device connected to both routers? Or what? – David Schwartz Feb 22 '17 at 11:25
  • @DavidSchwartz I connected throw cable both on port 1 – Nitescu Lucian Feb 22 '17 at 11:26
  • You mean you connected a LAN port one router to a LAN port on the other? That puts them both on the same LAN, which means you have two DHCP servers on the same LAN. That's definitely not what you want. – David Schwartz Feb 22 '17 at 11:27
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    It's not possible to do it without some connection between the two LANs. If you plug a cable from one router's LAN port to the other router's LAN port, they become one LAN and you break DHCP. I'm not sure what you did, but I can't see how it could have worked without fusing the two LANs, which you don't want unless you're going to use all static IP addressing. – David Schwartz Feb 22 '17 at 11:38
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    Let us continue this discussion in chat. – Nitescu Lucian Feb 22 '17 at 11:53

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