i'm not IT guy. i'm just trying to setup simple LAN in my house and got stuck with this problem. I just want to access my server ( from my laptop (

So, here's the case : in 1st floor, i have a wireless router which is connected to my ISP (internet). This is my 1st router.

subnet :

I have couple of devices connected to this router : (2nd router on 2nd floor via ethernet) (phone via wireless) (phone via wireless) (my laptop via wireless) <--where i tried to access the server from.

From all those devices, i can access internet without problem.

2nd ROUTER setup :


Also on 2nd floor i have couple of Devices and assigned IP : (server) <-- the server i tried to reach from my laptop

So far, the setup works fine. I can ping from any computer on 2nd floor to any IP on 1st floor with no problem. I can browse internet from any devices on 2nd floor with no problem. But i have 1 probem : I can't ping from my laptop ( to the 2nd router : ping always give me request timeout. In fact , i can ping this 2nd router from any devices on 2nd floor (from any 192.168.2.x)

Can anyone help me to solve this problem ? Pls ask me if i'm not clear enough to explain the problem. My goal is to have access from 1st floor to the server ( which have to go through (2nd router). But i can't connect to the server because i can't even ping that 2nd router.

What is the possible reason that i can't ping 1.10 ?


  • You need a "route" between the two networks that is set up on the routers – mehrdad tari Dec 16 '19 at 7:53
  • But regardless the server, without the route, don't you think i should be able to ping from (my laptop) since they're on the same network. Because i tried to setup the route before , to access to 192.168.2.x via , but the problem i can't even ping that 1.10 makes the route doesn't work. – andio Dec 16 '19 at 7:59
  • I'd recommend you to set up your 2nd router from router mode to bridge mode and disable its DHCP. It will act as a switch. All your devices will obtain IP from DHCP on 1st router, and you may access any device from any another device directly because all of them will be in – Akina Dec 16 '19 at 8:26
  • @Akina : Thanks, i switched to bridge mode ( or access point mode in Asus RT AC68U ) and problem is solved. – andio Dec 16 '19 at 11:22

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