2 routers going into one switch

  lahorie 18:33 03 Dec 2008


I have two phone lines coming into my small home / office as i live so far from the exchange i only get 0.5mb download when the line speeds are 2mb and 8mb respectively, there is no cable in the area.

I have one line to the ground floor and one line to the first floor and have 3 pc's on each floor.

My printers are connected to router one. i want to be able to print from router two without having to re-install printer drivers etc. Is this possibel using one switch. I have configured as follows:

Router 1 gateway

Router 2 gateway

All pc's have fixed ip addresses, printer ip is

Routers are Draytek 2820n (router2) and draytek 2800 (router1).

Any help or advice appreciated.


  brundle 22:51 03 Dec 2008

What are your subnet masks set to?

You intend to plug the switch in to a LAN port on each router?

  lahorie 11:29 04 Dec 2008


  brundle 23:59 04 Dec 2008

This may or may not work; Change all subnet masks to (including that of the router LAN config) to put all machines in one subnet. 10.0.1-31.x

Make sure any machines connected to router 2 have router 2 as their gateway address, otherwise that line won't be used for internet traffic.

Ensure DHCP is disabled on both routers.

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