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Router Configuration Question

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    Question Router Configuration Question

    I have two D-Link routers, a DGL-4300 Wireless + 4-port and a DGL-4100 4-port. I have always had these routers connected with the wireless 4300 first and the 4100 WAN side plugged into a LAN port on the 4300 with each router in a different subnet. I felt that this provided some security because the hosts directly connected to the wireless router could not ping the hosts connected down line on the 4100 router.

    Then I ran into two situations. First, I acquired more hosts than the available seven ports. I purchased a Netgear GS108T Smart Switch which, when connected to the 4100 solved this situation. But then, second, I acquired an iTouch 64GB 2g and while it connects great to the wireless 4300, I cannot get to the files I need to access because they are down line on the 4100 and not accessible to the hosts connected to the 4300.

    Sooo, I have decided that I need to change my entire setup and place everything on one subnet because, now, all my hosts can use WPA2, whereas when I first setup the routers I was limited to WEP. By itself, configuring the routers/switch is not a problem and I can manage my way through it. However, I could use some suggestions concerning how I should, using best practices, make placement of the three devices. Not the configuration stuff, but simply which device should I connect to the Internet and which device should I connect to that device and which... etc. The best order in which to connect the devices is what I am asking.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated.

    thanx,

    ken

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    A diagram needed !
    Present set up.
    Total how many systems?
    Desktops without WIFI and laptops with WIFI mode.

    ipconfig /all
    data of any one laptop.

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    Laptop:

    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : RoadWarriorJr
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11g MiniPCI Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-09-AE-CD-AA
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.151.141
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.151.100
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-45-25-F8-12

    Diagram attached...

    thanx,

    ken

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    I acquired an iTouch 64GB 2g and while it connects great to the wireless 4300, I cannot get to the files I need to access.....
    Are you accessing in WIFI mode ?
    What is the OS used ? in iTouch? base computer?
    (Have you enabled ICS ?
    File & folders sharing option )

    Diagram of your setup :
    or like this
    PHOne Junction ==>> adsl splitter ===>>> modem==.>>.
    wifi router === >> switch ===>> wifi router etc.

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    Digis ISP router ==>> D-Link wireless DGL-4300 (192.168.151.100) ==>> Laptop WindowsXP (192.168.151.141) + iTouch (192-168-151-142) + D-Link DGL-4100 (192.168.151.101 egress WAN port and 192.168.251.100 degress LAN ports) ==>> Several WindowsXP and Windows7 hosts (192.168.251.x) + Netgear GS108T Smart Switch (DHCP)

    File sharing: Yes
    ICS enabled: I don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by klind View Post
    I acquired an iTouch 64GB 2g and while it connects great to the wireless 4300, I cannot get to the files I need to access because they are down line on the 4100 and not accessible to the hosts connected to the 4300.
    You are not able to access to the share folder or files because not for they are in down line because of they are in different network, for accessing files and folders in deferent network you have to set the Route of the IP subnetmusk, If route option available in your router.

    You set all IP in same subnet address, so you dont have to set the Route now.

    Quote Originally Posted by klind View Post
    I could use some suggestions concerning how I should, using best practices, make placement of the three devices. Not the configuration stuff, but simply which device should I connect to the Internet and which device should I connect to that device and which... etc. The best order in which to connect the devices is what I am asking.
    I think your current configuratin has the best order. Dont need to change.

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