I'd be more than happy to assist you. I suggest the following. Disconnect the computers from the Comcast router. Plug your wireless router into your Comcast router's ethernet port. Hang your computers/servers off the wireless router's Ethernet ports.
There are other ways to do this, but this is the easist way. I assume you're computers were being assigned IP address via DHCP from the Comcast router?
Now they will be provided DHCP from the E1000. You can configure the E1000 to assign IP address from the 10.0.x.x range if you want. Or leave it to defaults which is 192.168.x.x
Let me know if you have additional questions or need additional detail.
Ahh. I understand now. So here's what you need to do. You didn't answer a few of my questions so I'm going to make some assumptions and assume you have a basic understanding of networking/computers. If not let me know where I lost you and I will clarify in depth.
You need to modify your existing DHCP server to have a START RANGE of 10.0.1.50 - 10.0.1.254
Obviously you would insert the IP space you use where I did 10.0.1.50
This says your DHCP server will only assign IP address within the range of 10.0.1.50 - .254
Then you go into settings of your E1000 and setup DHCP START range to 10.0.1.2 - 10.0.1.49
You see what I did there? Essentially now when your wireless devices are assigned an IP address, it's on the same subnet as your WIRED network. This means all devices will have the ability to communicate
The reason we set up the DHCP scopes that way is so there is no OVERLAPPING or IP ADDRESS conflicts between your wired machines and wireless machines.
Obviously you can tweak the range to your liking, but the idea is make sure the DHCP scopes don't overlap otherwise your wireless router might give out an IP address that you DHCP server already gave to a wired machine then there would be a conflict.
Hello Derrick, thank you for your answer but it is still not working. Also, I apologize for not answering yur questions first.
My comcast modem (10.1.10.1) is set to DHCP with a range of 10.1.10.11 to 10.1.10.199. My Cisco E1000 is set to DHCP with a range of 10.1.10.230 - .235. The IP for the Cisco is set to 10.1.10.222. I have no overlap but I am not able to go online OR see ay other computer. I hope this answers some of your questions. If you can fix that for me I will gladly up the price for the answer.
No worries, you only click ACCEPT once you're happy with my solution. You did a perfect job setting up your IP space.
Please check the following:
In your E1000 config page, the first one. Basic setup....
Internet setup should be STATIC IP
You should have your IP of 10.1.10.222 entered there
You gateway would be 10.1.10.1
And for DNS it would depend...
If you have an internal DNS server to resolve local computer names (if say you're in a business/ Windows Server DOMAIN enviornment) you might but your internal DNS server information here.
Otherwise you could use Comcast DNS information here. Or just use. 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 these are actually Google provided free-to-use DNS servers.
Now on the same page under Network Setup
Router IP should be:
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 (I assume that's what you have setup)
Max # XXXXX users 5 (because you said it was .230-.235
DNS same as Internet setup section.
Got it almost :)
Done it exactly as you wrote but get now a message from Cisco "The router IP address equals to the subnet address. Please correct it.
That's what I'm here for. I'm actually smacking myself upside the head for not doing this a different way. This E1000 is essentially a router, so technically they don't have to be on the same subnet to communicate.
We're going to change JUST the network setup section:
Router IP: 192.168.11.1
DHCP Server ---ENABLED --
START Address: 3
Max Users: 25 (or more or less your choice max would be 248 to be safe)
Lease Time: 0
DNS same DNS you used earlier. IF you don't have your own DNS server running I suggest 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
This should do it.
You wouldn't be able to get online wired or wireless anyway until you saved the settings. Then you'll need to force your computer to grab a new IP address via IPCONFIG. Or you could just restart the computer(s) and try to connect wired or wireless to that wireless router.
Very strange, your E1000 is connected to your Comcast router HOW? You stated they were in different buildings.
Derrick, it works now - I rebooted the cisco and my computer several time and now it works. I have internet and can ping all my other computers and printers.
You Sir are my Hero!
Excellent. I was starting to get worried there for a second. Glad I was able to help you! Have a great weekend. Please note when you recieve a feedback email, please select the SMILEY face if you were pleased with my work.