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Icculus

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Howdy G2G,

Home networking question. I have two routers; a Belkin and an Apple. These two are set up with two different IP addresses (10.2.0.1 or something for the Apple, 192.168.0.1 or something for the other). I am trying to set up a sort of home network where I can wirelessly connect to the Belkin (which is directly plugged into the Apple) and access a computer (namely shared folders and iTunes libraries) that is wirelessly connected to the Apple.

My question is, can I set my Belkin IP address to something like 10.2.0.2? Will this solve all of my issues?

Second, more brief question, when the two computers are connected to the same network, I can always access the shared folders but can access the iTunes library for only a minute or two before it disappears. Any recommendations on this? Both comps are running W7


Thank you. I feel I have grasped a lot of information in networking in the past year, and think this will solve the problem... but I am not sure. :)
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Why are you running two routers? What is connected to each router?
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I have two routers because one router can not reach both corners of our house reliably. Also, some people in the family are too stubborn to get rid of their AirPort Base Station (which gets 40% connectivity at 20 ft, whereas the other router gets 90% at 40 ft... but that's another topic)

The setup is as such:

Modem --- AirPort (w/ computers connected) --- The 'Good' Router (about 30 ft away) --- Another computer or two.


A coworker told me that the assigning of a new IP address (10.0.1.100 or something) would alleviate this problem, however I would have to turn off DHCP on the 'Good' router. Is this the case?

I have tried using a 'repeater' method, however I do not think that my routers support this (and it has turned out to be useless since there is already a CAT5 running the necessary distance)
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