So, this is the thing, I have 2 Floors, Internet modem (Huawei hg532e) is upstairs, I needed Internet coverage on both floors, so I decided to install a Powerline network because the Wi-Fi wasn’t enough since I have thick walls and floors. So, the Powerline go downstairs, and it is connected to a router.
I normally access the NAS using SMB (Samba), NFS and/or uPnP. When I go to Network on a Windows computer, I see the NAS as a computer in the network and also as a media device (I have both protocols enabled on the NAS)
The problem here is that the computers connected to the downstairs router are not able to get access to the NAS.
I was considering disabling the DHCP server on the downstairs router… But, that would require specific configuration on each device, and would not address the issue. I was also considering putting the downstairs router (TRENDnet TEW-731BR; Version v2.0R) on access point mode, but I don't see such option.
I tried to set the upstairs modem on:
192.168.1.254, with address pool of:
192.168.1.253, and mask:
255.255.255.0 and the downstairs router on:
192.168.1.64, with address pool of:
192.168.1.63. But it did not worked and I lost access to the downstairs router and had to reset it and reconfigure.
I was wondering if there's any other kind of solution.
I’m still learning networking, and I know all the basics but I have no idea here. Here is a pic of the network layout for reference.