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Access outside LAN while connected through wireless router.

by rakeshz / April 15, 2013 12:28 AM PDT

Following is the topology of my network...


My router gets a IP (DHCP) from my ISP by connecting via PPPoE.
Router Gateway is

My PC's LAN ip is set via DHCP to and gateway as


In this case how do I access my Friend's PC and how can he access mine for file sharing.

Prior to buying a router we were connected directly via switch. Now router poses a problem.

Please help...

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Why didn't you stay on the LAN?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 1:09 AM PDT

I would have setup this router as a WAP by using the LAN port instead of the WAN port.

And be sure you know, I do not offer any support for your current setup. The owner must be able to fix this as it's a little odd to have this many LANs plus the router and PC entries are going to be advanced.

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How do i do it?
by rakeshz / April 15, 2013 4:54 AM PDT

What do u mean 'stay on LAN'. Are you telling me to connect the Ethernet cable to the LAN port of router and dial PPPoE via PC. I can do that but i have 2 mobiles relying on wifi.

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I looked at your setup again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: How do i do it?

And your other PC at that network IP should not get an internet connection. There must be more to this setup as I don't see an internet connection there so I had to take a leap or guess you were adding this to an existing LAN.

So there it is. You want this to all be on the same LAN. Since I have to guess the full setup, change your LAN netmask to all around and then the other PC will be on the same LAN.

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