I have addtional routers behind the Modem/Router supplied by my ISP. This configuration was created to deal with a number of issues, such as port forwarding of connections entering from the internet that need to be directed to a Windows Server connected to the 2nd Router.
The layout looks like this:
- ISP Modem/Router 192.168.100.1 - receives incoming internet traffic (DHCP enabled) including On Demand TV, passing it to a TV Set Top Box and to the 2nd Router.
- 2nd Router 192.168.90.1 - receives internet traffic from ISP Modem/Router, configured with 192.168.100.1 as Default Gateway and (DHCP enabled) serving all WiFi and Ethernet LAN traffic, including the Windows Server configured as 192.168.90.10.
I use an MS-SQL based App, running on this Server and on a companion desktop PC (192.168.90.11), to enable database synchronisation from within the LAN and from the internet. The LAN PC Sync with the Server works fine, the external (internet) Sync can't connect to the Server. But the external PC can ping the Server which has a DDNS Domain up and running.
I've tried configuring open ports on the Server's Firewall, no luck. Disabled the Firewall, no luck.
Between the 2 routers, I have configured port forwarding as follows:
- Router 1 (192.168.100.1) - forward ports 80, 65100, 1433, 1434 etc to
- Router 2 (192.168.90.1) - forward ports 80, 65100, 1433, 1434 etc to Server (192.168.90.10)
My main purpose in separating the 2 LANs is to keep the internet TV and associated hardware separate from the Windows and Android devices that come and go.
Is there something I'm missing, or is there a better way to approach this?