I have an ISP. It broadcasts WiFi on the SSID Playmedia.
Then I have a xiaomi router. It gets Internet connection from Playmedia and makes it available to my other devices. It broadcasts under the SSIDs xiaomi and xiaomi5g (depending on whether it's using 5 GHz frequency or 2.4 normal GHz frequency).
If I connect two computers, one to xiaomi and another to xiaomi5g, I can remote desktop to one another.
If I connect two computers, one to playmedia and the other to xiaomi, I cannot remote desktop to one another.
I suppose I can work something out so that my xiaomi router simply "extends" the Playmedia SSID. I don't know how to do so yet.
If I look at IP this is what I have:
- Playmedia: 192.168.1.1
- Xiaomi router: 192.168.1.5
- My computer: 192.168.1.12
- Another computer: 192.168.1.11
Because the other computers have similar IPs and they differ only by one I conclude that another computer is on the same network.
I can't connect though.
However, if I tell another computer to connect to xiaomi router, then I can.
What should I do?
- Tell xiaomi router to act as repeater so that the whole house uses the same network?
- Tell Windows that computers on playmedia network are in the same network with computers that connect to xiaomi router
- Connect all other computers to xiaomi router. The problem with this method is is the IP remain the same. I can connect using remote desktop though. But that means I won't be able to remote desktop to another computer all the way in 3rd floor.