[SOLVED] Using network access point and router

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Hi folks, bit of an amateur, so hoping you can help.
I have a Virgin wireless router than came with my broadband connection. I have various devices plugged in to it. I have recently added a TP Link Deco M5 which is set-up as an access point to provide better wireless connectivity. So I have now have two wireless networks, my original one and the new one. It all works great. However, when I connect to the new network (which has better coverage) - I can't connect locally to some of the devices connected directly to the router. For example, I can access my media centre (Synology) - but only via an external connection and not locally via UPNP - which I can when connected to the original wireless network.

Not sure if the above makes sense or not?!!? Thanks in advance.
 

davidgirgis

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It makes sense.
The Virgin wireless router is the one handling DHCP server duties, assigning a unique IP Address to each connected device.

Make sure all devices are connected to the same subnet.

I think it's the third 3-digit number xxx.xxx.XXX.xxx
 

davidgirgis

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Yeah, it's hard to explain...kinda...
so each device should get its own IP address...
First, find out the IP address of all connected devices...
Each device is different, sometimes it's a menu on the device itself...
Some other times, you can login to a device from your web browser on your computer.
Sometimes, a device is controlled via an app that you download on your phone...

Make a list of all devices, including computers, phones, TV's...or what have you...
let us know what you've come up with....

Even the access point by itself, has a unique IP...
 

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