2 Routers 2 different Networks?

  duartexas 02:37 03 Jan 2008

Hi everyone:

I do play a strategy game online (chess) where doesn't allow 2 computers with same IP and router MAC address to log in the game room. I have tried hide my IP programs which didn't work, and even SSH tunnels which also didn't work. So I need to have both my computers running in the same DSL line, but with distinct IP addresses, and also distinct Router MAC addresses.

I do own 2 routers from BT one is the voyager 2110, and the other the voyager 210, both in good working order.

I was wondering if I could connect them both to my phone line and have therefore the distinct IP addresses for both and a distinct MAC addresse which would automatically come up from both routers.

If it's possbile I would like someone to tell me how and also which phone extension or jack to use to connect the phone line to both routers and what changes at eacht router manager page would need to take place.

I have looked over the net to find the answers but nothing specific yet. If any of you know I would appreciate it.


  ambra4 12:11 03 Jan 2008

You cannot use both modems on the phone line at the same time

The BT Voyager 210 is a USB modem for a Single computer to be connected to your ISP to allow access to the Internet

Remove the BT Voyager 210 and connect the Voyager 2110 modem wireless router to the phone line to allow both computers access to the Internet via the LAN port on the computers

Connect a RJ45 Ethernet cable from Port 1 on the Router to the LAN socket on your main Computer
Regardless of how many computers you are trying to network together, start with just one
A bad network card, driver, cable, virus, or Spyware on just one PC can jeopardize the integrity of an entire network.
So turn off all but the main PC connected to the router
Once you get the PC connected to the router working properly, then turn on the other one and get it working

If any firewalls are installed on any of the PCs, uninstall them.

This includes Zone Alarm, Sygate, Kerio, Norton Internet Security, Zero Knowledge Freedom, Cisco VPN Client, F-Secure, McAfee Firewall, Trend Micro, Comodo, PC Tools Firewall Plus etc.

In many cases, disabling the firewall is not enough; you have to actually uninstall it.

Do not install or re-install the firewall until after you have the network functioning properly

You now have to check that the Lan card is set up correct

Also called a NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

Click-Start-Settings-Network Connection

Double-click on the “Network Connection”

Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked

At bottom of display tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected

A display Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup

  ambra4 12:13 03 Jan 2008

Click-Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click the “Properties” button

Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically

Click- Advanced-Click-WINS Tab-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup if untick

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

Click “OK”.

Your network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Other Lan Card Setting

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar

Click Status-General-Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed

Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab

Click- Flow Control-Change to Enabled if Disabled

Click-Power Management Tab

Untick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

Network Connection Setting

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard

Select-Connect to the Internet-Next

Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next

Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on


Check the your Browser Settings

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

Start IE web browser. Select-Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab

In the “Connection” screen, there are three selections:

“Never dial a connection”,

  ambra4 12:14 03 Jan 2008

“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”

“Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.

If you cannot make a selection, select “LAN Settings”

Untick marks next to any of the displayed Options:

“Automatically detect settings”,

“Use automatic configuration script”

“Use a proxy server”.

Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

Router Setup

Power On The Router And Wait 1-2 Min’s until modem synch with your broadband ISP

Start your browser and enter the router access code, check the manual for the correct codes

One you have access the router home page you need to use the following settings

Connection Type = PPPoA

VPI/VCI = 0/38

Encapsulation = VCMUX.

User Name & Password that you presently use to access your ISP service

If not using the Wireless system disable it in the wireless section

Once the router set-up is completed and you have SAVE the setting log out and close browser

Reboot the Router by power it off and back on and wait 1-2 Min’s

You should see 5 green lights showing on Modem/Router

The 2 displays Icon should be in the task bar-Right Click-Status-Support

What you should see is the following:

Address Type: Assigned by DHCP

IP Address 192.186.1.XXX which is the Computer IP Address

Subnet Mask

Default Gateway 192.168.X.X which is the router IP Address

If you click the Detail button you will see a lot more information the WINS Server is always blank

You should now be able to browse the Internet

If you have any blank spaces (Gateway, IP address etc) you need to recheck the Router Setup and Lan Card setting

All router have a reset button at the back of the router, which will reset the router back to the factory default setting if required

Connect a second RJ45 Ethernet cable from Port 2 on the Router to the LAN socket on your second Computer

Check the Lan card and other setting same as you did for the main pc is set up correct

Both computers should now have access to the Internet and access the game online

  duartexas 12:59 03 Jan 2008

Thanks for the detailed information, but will this give me 2 different IP's and 2 different MAC addresses since I'm usind same DSL lane and same router?

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