/* *** 2 wired/wireless routers, one network with file sharing HOW?? *** */

I have two routers. Router 1 is wireless, connected to the cable modem and has 3 computers connected by wire. Router 2 is wireless, connected to the first router by wire and has 2 computers connected by wire.

I want to be able to use both routers wirelessly and share files between the 5 wired computers and any wireless devices connected to either router.

I can find a solution for sharing files on a wired network
1) Plug router 1 into 1 of the 4 ports on router 2 but NOT the WAN's port
2) Set router 2's LAN address outside of router 1's DHCP range.
3) Turn off Router 2's DHCP server which allows router 1 to set ip addresses to connected computers.
but you can't use router 2 as a wireless router.

OR

I can find a solution for adding a wireless router
1) Plug router 1 into router 2's WAN port
1) Set router 2's internet IP address to static and within router 1's DHCP range.
2) Set router 2's LAN address outside of router 1's DHCP range.
3) Use Router 2's as a DHCP server which creates a separate network.
but file sharing does not seem to work or at least I cannot figure it out.

I cannot seem to find how to accomplish both, use both routers wirelessly & share files between all connected devices.

Would someone please help me out?
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  1. You can use both on one network for wired and wireless connections. Start with your configuration in your first example where router 1 will be the router and 2 will be a wireless AP/switch:

    1) Plug router 1 into 1 of the 4 ports on router 2 but NOT the WAN's port
    2) Set router 2's LAN address outside of router 1's DHCP range.
    3) Turn off Router 2's DHCP server which allows router 1 to set ip addresses to connected computers.
    Now set the static address of 2 in the main router's static address table with an address in the network so if the gateway (router 1) is 192.168.0.1 make the AP .2 and set the DHCP range from .3 to .254.

    Use the same SSID, same wireless security type and passkey, but a different radio channel from 1 (selecting from the three non-overlapping channels 1, 6, and 11).
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