Happy Easter (or happy holidays) !!
I am having a small confusion in how to set up my home network and I'm hoping someone shed some light on how to configure it. Currently I have my set up like the one below.
NBN - UNI-D 2 (ISP 2) —- Router 2 (192.168.2.1) —- Work Laptop
BOX - UNI-D 1 (ISP 1) === Router 1 (192.168.1.1) === Internal Network (including WiFi devices)
We have 2 ISPs at home. Both the routers are currently connected to the UNI-D ports via their respective WAN ports and both of them have their own DHCPs and so far everything is working ok. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances, I was forced to temporarily set it up this way as the Work Laptop only seems to work with Router 2. So all WiFi has been disabled on Router 2 and only the bare minimum settings are enabled to ensure that the Work Laptop can connect to the net.
What I would like to do is eliminate the use of ISP 2 and connect Router 1 to Router 2 similar to the picture below while at the same time retaining their respective DHCPs. Sorry - I did not know how to format it by putting spaces in the two lines. The Work Laptop should be connected to Router 2 in the picture below. (Mods please help).
NBN ————— Work Laptop
BOX - UNI-D 1 (ISP 1) —- Router 2 (192.168.2.1) —- Router 1 (192.168.1.1) === Internal Network (including WiFi devices)
So Router 2 technically will only have 2 wired devices connected to it - Work Laptop and Router 1. And Router 1 will have the rest of the internal network associated with it so that way I don't have to make any major changes to Router 1.
Unfortunately I seem to have hit a snag and cannot get Router 1 to get the signal from Router 2. I connected the Router 2 LAN 2 to Router 1 WAN but still does not work.
Can any network experts advise what would I need to do to get this set up working. I do want to keep the DHCPs on both as Work Laptop does not allow me to hard code an IP.
TL, DR - Need help with config on how to set up network with 2 routers - one connected externally and both routers having their own DHCPs.