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I have two routers, one is wired Linksys BEFSR41 and the other is wireless Dell Truemobile.

My cable modem goes into my BEFSR41 which has an ip address of and has the DHCP on.

I take one of the ports of the BEFSR41 and connect the WAN port of Wireless router to it. The ip address of my Wireless router is and all the laptops have static ip addresses like 192.168.2.x

This worked. I could even ping from the laptops. Browse the internet, etc.

However, this morning the internet suddenly stopped on the laptops. I went down to check what's going on, and realized that I could not even ping from the wired PCs. I did a "save changes" on BEFSR41 and everything started to work again.

I am just wondering, should I change the ip address of my wireless router to 192.168.2.something as well? And should I leave the laptops as static ips 192.168.2.x or should I turn the automatically configure on them?

OR is everything ok just the way it is?

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Generally speaking, unless you have some reason for having seperation in your networks, you should keep all the IP addys using the smae format. Here is how my network is set up and it works great:

BEFW11S4 =
Computers (wired & wireless) on DHCP addys from
File server set static at
I also have DHCP turned off on my wireless so that the request will 'pass through' to my wired router
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