Need some networking help

TheLostSwedeTheLostSwede Trondheim, Norway Icrontian

Hi all,
My network looks like following:

Fiber central which also acts as a router, switch. DHCP and wifi
Lets call it FC.
Connected with wire to a Netgear Windr3600
Lets call that NG

All these have some wired connections to it, TV, Blu Ray, PC etc.

I have issues getting it all together and on the same network.

This time i tried the follwing:
FC set to with DHCP range
Cabling from port 2 of FC to port 2 on NG. If i connect cable to WAN, i dont get internet.
NG set to with DHCP off.

Even though i have internet, i cannot see or connect to the NG even though i am directly connected to it with cable.

This PC that i use to try and connect it all to is connected with wire to NG on port 3.

Am i doing this correctly?
If not, can someone please give me an advice on what to do?



  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    My first guess is to pull the cable from the WAN port on the Netgear and put it in a "regular" port.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Yeah, if you have already made the NG act as a switch instead of router, you should be able to just plug in to the LAN ports on both devices instead of the WAN port. If you did want to use the WAN port, you should be able to do so with careful setup of the default secondary router, but it's much simpler to go with the LAN <> LAN connection as long as you have room on both devices. Here is an explanation of the LAN <> LAN method

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