I feel like there’s a step I am missing here, and it will probably be a noob mistake but here goes. I currently subscribe to a certain tier of Internet package through my cable provider, which requires that I use their - rather dated - gigabit router/gateway with built in N150 wireless. Although I am planning to run ethernet back to that router to wire in all my devices, right now, I have an MT300N (v1 with testing 3.x firmware) and an AR750 with 3.0 firmware, both operating in EXTENDER mode.
Prior to setting extender mode, I gave each mini-router device an IP in the 10.x.x.x range, away from the primary router’s default range, (10.0.0.2 - 10.0.0.49) but still in the same subnet. AR750 got a static ip of 10.0.0.50, MT300N got 10.0.0.55. I disabled DHCP on both GL-INET devices, so the computers connected to them wouldn’t try to grab an IP from them, set each wireless radio to match the primary router’s SSID, disabled SSID broadcast, and set each computer for DHCP.
Once Extender was enabled, any connected devices dutifully picked up a DHCP address from the primary router. I can see and share computer resources, and shared folders and networked devices fine, even those connected to the respective mini-routers.
HOWEVER, computers connected to the AR750 cannot see the console or shared device of the MT300N and computer’s connected to the MT300N cannot reach the AR750s console IP. Also, no devices directly connected to WIFI can reach the console of either mini router (10.0.0.50 or 10.0.0.55). Any idea how I can resolve this?
Note that prior to changing my Internet service, my primary router was running DD-WRT and set as a WDS station, which made config easier. This is pretty easy too, for now, and since I am limited to 50Mb speed on my downloads, I am not impacted by keeping both devices routers in N mode for now. I just wish they could talk to each other. If the nature of Extender disables this ability, please let me know.
At the very least, I’d like to see a shared USB drive I have connected to the MT300N on computers connected to the AR750.