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2 networks in 1 house, can clients communicate across networks?

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June 21, 2011 12:16:05 AM

Hi guys,
I've posted in the past but was unable to get it resolved.
Hoping someone may be able to point me in the right direction.


I have 2 networks in the house. The main network is called "FIOS",
From one of its LAN ports, a cable runs to the power-line adapter #1) and supplies internet via power-line, to my office.


Office network called "Leo". A Netgear router with Its WAN port connected to powerline and is getting its internet from Powerline adapter #1



I have devices attached to both networks, and would like them to communicate. (like TV on "FIOS" to communicate with NAS on "Leo")


Main network "Fios" uses Actiontec MI424WR Gen2. Router DHCP enabled: IP schema 192.168.X.X
Secondary network "Leo". uses Netgear power-line Router DHCP enabled: IP schem 10.0.X.X




So I have a TV which is a member of "Fios" , but would like it to access a NAS, which is attached to the Netgear router "Leo"

Thanks in advance!

AK

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June 21, 2011 8:08:51 PM

Why is it separated like this in the first place? Why can't you just replace the Netgear router with a switch?
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June 21, 2011 8:52:08 PM

PhilFrisbie said:
Why is it separated like this in the first place? Why can't you just replace the Netgear router with a switch?


Thanks Phil, great Idea....cant imagine why that never occurred to me as a possible solution.
Would disabling DHCP on the netgear router make it act like a switch?

--just found instructions (duh) that say to go LAn to LAN with a crossover cable (which I happen to have)
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June 21, 2011 10:55:23 PM

Yes, and if it is being used for WiFi you can still do that too. Just make sure the WAN port is not being used.
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June 21, 2011 11:23:53 PM

PhilFrisbie said:
Yes, and if it is being used for WiFi you can still do that too. Just make sure the WAN port is not being used.


So from the powerline to the LAN ?
How would the netger get connectivity if not by the wan?
I would like for it to b wifi ap (it is a feture in control panel"

Its WNR2000 v3 with powerline.

AK


Got it, from LAN to LAN.
Just switched it and see everyone on same network..

Great!

Thank you Phil1
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June 22, 2011 7:22:36 PM

You are welcome.
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