Issue with 2 wireless networks and one cable modem?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by IdiddidI, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. IdiddidI macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2008
    I have a cable modem and two wireless routers. One of the routers is servicing one area of my house. A long ethernet cable is connecting the first (LinkSys) wireless router to a second (TrendNet) wireless router in another area of the house. Both wireless networks function well, but I have two problems:

    - I would like to have my iMac hard-wired to the TrendNet wireless router. When I connect an ethernet cable to it, the iMac gets a self-assigned IP and cannot connect to the internet. I need the iMac to share the same subnet as the TrendNet router to use it with my AppleTV.
    - When I try to configure the TrendNet wireless router, the browser loads the LinkSys config page.

    Any suggestions on how I can get this network to function better? Should I have third router splitting the Internet feed to the two wireless routers?

  2. seeker777 macrumors member


    Oct 15, 2007
    If you don't get response here, try over at OSXHints. They have a forum for Networking.

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