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by Russell
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Home network question
Replies: 11
Views: 3194

Re: Home network question

If I read this properly, it sounds like you have separate subnets for the wired and wireless side. You don't have to have separate subnets on your home network. Here's what I have going on for mine:

* AT&T Router / Gateway - handles my public IP, as well as DHCP for the rest of my network
* Wireless router in the bedroom - DHCP turned OFF and the ethernet cable plugged into port 1 on the router (not the Internet port, but the standard wired LAN ports) into a standard wired LAN port on the AT&T gateway.
* Wireless router in the office - Same setup - DHCP off and ethernet plugged into port 1 to another LAN port on the AT&T gateway

This allows you to maintain a single flat network, as your ISP router will handle all addressing and the wireless routers will act like a "dumb" access point as opposed to trying to handle addressing and routing on their end as well.

I use this wireless router for my home office. Excellent performance and stability, and offers dual 5Ghz/2.4Ghz: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0143 ... UTF8&psc=1

The 5Ghz spectrum isn't nearly as crowded as the 2.4Ghz is. If your electronics offer it, I would move as much over to 5Ghz as you can if you haven't already.

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