I am a bit of a caveman when it comes to networks and IP addresses etc. Would be very grateful if any can help out!
I am trying to set up a network which has two routers. The first one is a Netgear thing and it plugs into the phone line and hosts the wifi and a few computers via Ethernet. We want to extend the network to another location in the building as the wifi isn't strong enough, and have bought this one. We plugged the new one via the blue plug socket into one of the Ethernet ports of the old Netgear router.
The old Netger has IP address 192.168.1.254, and all the stuff attached to it is 192.168.1.X, so on the same subnet. The default IP for the new TP router is 192.168.0.1, but we have changed this to be 192.168.1.10, which matches the address it was assigned by the Netgear. Problem is, the TP router is designed to attach only to an ADSL modem, and not necessarily to another router. We can't access the new router via the old one by going to 192.168.1.10, and the new router doesn't seem to have internet access.
I am wondering if having the routers connected like this is causing a problem, because the new one is being assigned an IP address by the old router, but it is perhaps expecting only to be connected to an ADSL modem?
If any of that lot makes sense, I'd be very grateful for your wisdom! Perhaps there is a setting I need to change to allow it to be assigned an IP by another device?