Here is the story:
I had four computers on a 4 port wire Linksys router. Everything worked. However, over time a printer was added to the network as well as another computer. To expand my network to accomidate these additional devices I decided to get a 4 port wireless router to expand on the 4 port wire router I already have.
I have my wireless router hooked into my other router. At this point I can access the settings on my wireless router, but I can't access the internet through this router. What I think I need to do is use Static Routing, but I can't understand the directions. I qoute below:
When multiple routers are installed on your network, you will need to configure Static Routing. The static routing function determines the path that data follows over your network before and after it passes through the Router. You can use static routing to allow different IP domain users to access the Internet through this device. This is an advanced feature. Please proceed with caution.
To set up static routing, you should add routing entries in the Router's table that tell the device where to send all incoming packets. All of your network routers should direct the default route entry to this Router.
Create a static route entry:
Select Entry from the drop down list. The device supports up to 20 static route entries.
Enter the following data for the static route.
Destination IP Address
Enter the network address of the remote local LAN segment. For a standard Class C IP domain, the network address is the first three fields of the Destination LAN IP, while the last field should be zero.
Enter the Subnet Mask used on the destination IP domain. For Class C IP domain, the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.
If this Router is used to connect your network to the Internet, then your Gateway IP is the Router's IP Address. If you have another router handling your network's Internet connection, enter the IP Address of that router instead
Enter the Hop count. This is the number of hop to each node until the destination has been reached.
Interface is the destination connection to. For example, if you are from the Local connection and you need to go out to the Internet Port, then you interface is Internet.
Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.
My wireless router appears as 192.168.1.101 on my wire router.
The address I use to access the settings on my wire router is 192.168.1.1
The address I use to access the settings on my wireless router is 192.168.1.2
My external IP is 64.xxx.xxx.x
With all of this information, I don't understand what the directions are telling me to do. Should I set up a static routing in my wire router, or my wireless router? And what information should I enter for each field?
Any help in clearing up this matter would be much appreciated.