Thanks for responding so fast,
So, attached is my setup, or at least some of it.
1. Router 1 has a WAN IP of 192.168.0.1 so it operates on the xxx.xxx.0.xxx region and the DHCP for router 1 will hand out ip's from 192.168.0.2-255.
Router 2 has a MAC address that when seen by router 1, router 1 will assign it only to IP 192.168.0.24. That is because on router 1, TCP and UDP traffic, as well as DMZ is assigned to forward traffic to 192.168.0.24. -24 was chosen randomly by me.
Router 2 has a WAN IP of 192.168.1.1 so it operates in the xxx.xxx.1.xxx region, but since the Amahi server does the DHCP handling for router 2, router 2 has the Amahi server IP set to static on the DDWRT firmware to be 192.168.1.10 and forwards all DHCP handling to that address.
The connection that has failed is in between router 1 and router 2, but what is strange is that I can ping router 1 from router 2 and get packets. But I can't ping router 2 from router 1.
So my Plasma TV connects to router 2, the DHCP handling is handed off to the Amahi server, which recognizes the MAC address and gives an IP address to router 2 to assign to the TV and should be something like 192.168.1.xxx.
But instead it gets connected to router 2 and somehow ends up with a 192.168.0.xxx address. ***?
2. So my iPhone is set static to 192.168.1.192 in the Amahi server. So when I connect to router 2, router 2 hands off DHCP to Amahi server, the server recognizes the MAC address of the iPhone and tells router 2 the IP is static at 192.168.1.192.
However, when I connect to router 1, it should find the MAC address for the iPhone is not static for router 1, and DHCP should randomly assign the IP as something like 192.168.0.xxx. But nope, somehow on router 1 I still have 192.168.1.192, that's not even the range router 1 is supposed to assign in, ***?
Take my Windows 10 PC for example, the one I am on now. If I connect to router 2, router 2 hands off DHCP to Amahi, Amahi recognizes the MAC address as set to static 192.168.1.172, and tell router 2 to always set the IP for this PC to 192.168.1.172.
No internet on router 2 though, although I can SSH into my DDWRT router 2, or Amahi server (192.168.1.10), or see the content on my attached NAS on router 2, etc.
But if I connect to router 1, as I am now, router 1 DHCP has randomly assigned my IP to 192.168.0.51, and I am on the internet
, but I can't login into router 2 thru the web browser or SSH, or any of that other stuff (which as i shouldn't) , this is a good thing.
Apparently my iPhone has the same IP on both routers and I can log into both routers thru a web browser (BAD THING) but because of this I can't access the web from either.
In the long run problem 1 is way more important than problem 2, as I can always set up custom MAC address filter on both routers to block or allows the devices I want on each.
Thanks for the response.
I saw a thread from 2013 that was the same issue but with a SBG6580 and a Netgear router, and he never got a response.