[OT] router ports & DMZ

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Tue Feb 17 09:09:57 UTC 2015

Karl Auer wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-02-17 at 08:11 +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > I'm not sure what you want to do exactly, but to me it looks like
> > you
> > want to use this WNR1000 only as a wireless assess point. If that is
> > true, you can simply connect the LAN port instead of the WAN port to
> > the primary router. But make sure that the WNR1000 has a different
> > LAN IP address than the primary router, however use the same LAN
> > address range of the primary router. That way you can avoid the
> > double NAT.
> The DHCP servers may "fight". The OP is probably better off disabling
> DHCP in the WNR1000. That way the addressing setup in the WNR1000
> doesn't really matter; associating wifi clients will get their
> addresses from the primary router.
> Alternatively, configure different DHCP ranges on the two routers - in
> the same network. That is as well as making sure the two routers have
> different LAN interface IP addresses.

That's a good point. I think your second option of using differeent DHCP 
ranges is better. Then it is possible to connect to the WNR1000 even if 
it isn't connected to the primary router. Of course it would still be 
possible to use static IP adresses, but somehow I don't like that idea.


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