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Is it possible to connect a router to an access point?

Last response: in Networking
December 9, 2011 4:00:03 PM

I currently have a network setup like this:

Route 1 --> Switch --> Access Points ---> Router2 connected to one of the access point

So pretty much I'm trying to create a wireless network for a temple. I set up a network with several access points as above. However, they wanted a network for the office separate from the rest of the temple. So I decided to setup Router2 and connect it to one of the LAN ports of an access point.

However, this seems messing up the whole network. People can connect to the access points but they won't have access to the Internet. Also, if I connect my laptop to the office network, I wouldn't see the gateway as, which was set for Router2. Instead, I always saw the IP address of Router1 as the gateway.

Have I done things wrong or missed something?

Thanks a lot.

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December 9, 2011 4:57:07 PM

You want to get a switch that is capable of subnetting the network, and turn off browsing between the subnets. Here is something to hurt your head a bit about this
December 20, 2011 12:50:03 PM

Best answer selected by teedee.
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