There is no panacea solution I know of today if you use the parental controls but I will share my fix.
The first router here is wide open and those I don't control connect there. The second LAN is the one with parental controls. Since my NAS is on the first LAN which I use, no issues.
As to expanding the WiFi I used another router as a WAP. Google "How to use a router as a WAP" if you don't know this.
hi, this is my first post as im totally stuck, I HAD one router(DHCP enabled) connecting through various switches throughout my house and to 3 other routers to give me wifi all over. it worked ok(ish) except changing wifi when you were in different areas of my home.
So, i bought TPLINK Deco(mesh system).
BUT, the only way to use the advance features(ie parental controls etc) was to have the DHCP enabled on the deco as well. This does work for normal browsing but my problem is this :
MAIN router networked as 192.168.0.1, all assigned addresses are 192.168.0.*, the deco has detected this and assigns 192.168.1.* to anything connected via wifi, i have a media server via LAN to the main router and ANYTHING connected via wifi CANNOT access it. it also DOESNT show up as a shared network drive anymore.
If i enable the wifi on my MAIN router, i can access it but i need it to be accessed from all devices as it was before.
Ive tried changing the subnet on the MAIN router to 255.255.254.0 (worth a go i thought).
ps if i disable the DHCP on the deco(which removes all the extra functionality) then all devices can see everything which is what i need.
Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!!!!!!