Question Cannot access devices on another router.

Nipun Saoji

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I have connected multiple routers to my unmanaged switch.But I can’t access devices connected to one router from another router.

Configuration is-

Modem/router (combined)—>Unmanaged Switch—>Routers
 

kanewolf

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I have connected multiple routers to my unmanaged switch.But I can’t access devices connected to one router from another router.

Configuration is-

Modem/router (combined)—>Unmanaged Switch—>Routers
The "Routers" need to be used as access points to allow access. If you use the as routers, then your modem/router is treated like "the internet" and the devices behind the router are isolated.
 

Nipun Saoji

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The "Routers" need to be used as access points to allow access. If you use the as routers, then your modem/router is treated like "the internet" and the devices behind the router are isolated.
But making router access point disabled the advance tab which has options like port forwarding and so on.so any solution for that
 

kanewolf

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But making router access point disabled the advance tab which has options like port forwarding and so on.so any solution for that
If you configure the router as an access point, and connect the incoming ethernet cable to a LAN port, then no port forwarding is required. The devices on the "LAN" side of the router will be in the same network as all the devices from the modem/router. You will have unimpeded access because the devices behind the router will act like they are connected to a switch.
 

Nipun Saoji

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If you configure the router as an access point, and connect the incoming ethernet cable to a LAN port, then no port forwarding is required. The devices on the "LAN" side of the router will be in the same network as all the devices from the modem/router. You will have unimpeded access because the devices behind the router will act like they are connected to a switch.
Okay thank you .Also ,does this problem occurs with managed switch?
 

ex_bubblehead

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In simple terms:

Routers are used to separate networks.
Switches are used to connect devices in the same network.

My question was why are you using routers and then trying to get around them, instead of simply using switches in the first place?
 

Nipun Saoji

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In simple terms:

Routers are used to separate networks.
Switches are used to connect devices in the same network.

My question was why are you using routers and then trying to get around them, instead of simply using switches in the first place?
Oh I didn’t know that.I will keep this in mind.Thank you
 

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