Connecting Multiple Routers Shouldn't Be That Dfficult!

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Hello all,

Anyone have issues connecting a DIR-645 router to a Westel 7500 router? I can connect a WRT54G router to the Westel; using 2 different SSIDs and 2 different channels and all is well, but I'm ready to just throw out this POS DIR-645. Not sure why/who gave it all these 'rave reviews'! Documentation is horrible and D-LInk is no help. Anybody want new router? Really disappointed and frustrated. Can anyone on this forum provide a step by step on this one?
 

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Thanks for the reply emerald. But, I'm not convinced that I really want an access point. I'm trying to set up a network that has 2 SSIDs. I want to zone computers based on what router then are connected to for security.
 

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Hi emerald:

I changed the Network settings on the D-645 router to:
192.168.5.1
255.255.255.0

The Westel 7500 settings are:
192.168.1.1
255.255.255.0

The Westel is giving the D-Link an address of 192.168.1.24

I can ping 192.168.5.1 (D-Link router)
I can ping 192.168.1.1 (Westell router)

But, I cannot connect to the Internet.

I have tried enabling and disabling the DHCP server on the D-Link....no joy
I have tried a number of Default Gateway and DNS addresses on the D-Link...no joy

There are settings on this D-Link that I've never heard of and my old Linksys doesn't have. On the one
hand I should probably pull a book and read up on them, but that is a huge undertaking looking at the
number of items I would have to research.

I think D-Link has really missed the mark on this router. Frustrating!! Thanks for your help ;? )
 

sturm

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Computers on the D-Link router should have a default gateway of 192.168.5.1
The D-link router should show a gateway of 192.168.1.1
The westall gateway should be your outside internet connection.
Do systems off the westall get to the internet?
 

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Something to mention why two ssids?And if you wanna do this why two routers?You can handle multiple ssids with one router I have done it with DD-WRT,the only thing you need to check is the dd-wrt supported hardware.
 

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Hi all:

My apologies for the late post. The bottom line is that D-Link needed to to a firmware update and a reset after that on the D-645 router. Took them 2 hours to figure out that the firmware was the issue, but they did fix it!

I want multiple routers to 'isolate' zones on the network. I currently have 3 routers running: Westell 7500 (b/g); D-Link DIR-645 (n) and an old Linksys WRT54G (b/g). This allows me to keep people on the D-Link router from sharing files/printers. It's probably not the correct way of doing this, but it works. The biggest issue I have with the D-Link router is that it will not transmit on the 5MHz band and is not a dual band router. It doesn't play nice if you have 802.11g running on the same router as 801.11n.