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Cascaded LANs internet access problem

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Last response: in Networking
October 23, 2012 5:34:51 AM


I'm trying to set up a cascaded network with two subnets.

The Primary network is connected to the Internet via a cable modem and works fine in all aspects.

The Secondary network is connected via a router WAN port to a LAN port on the Primary network. Both routers are WRT54Gs.

I can get on either subnet and see all the devices on that network. What I can't do is access the Internet from LAN2.

I assume Router2 ( needs to be set in Gateway mode and not Router mode. Is this correct? BTW I've tried both with no luck.

DNS setting in Router2 is set as the IP Address of Router1 ( is this correct?

The Gateway and DNS settings on Router1 is with a mask of


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October 23, 2012 9:40:43 PM

No, if you want it to be a different subnet, Router2 should be the router for that second subnet and its gateway is and WAN address is -- the primary router.

And your mask should be

Take a look here, as it seems like what you are trying to do.