Tech Support Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi there

I wish to set up a second router after the usual one from my isp, that runs a vpn connection, but I'm having some trouble with the settings..

So I have my normal router, from my isp with the ip address and a dhcp.
Plugged in to this router I have another one, which shall connect to the vpn-service. Like this I will have two wireless networks. The "Normal" one directly to my isp & the vpn one.
I can't seem to get the vpn one going though.
My vpn router at the moment has the ip address (D-Link Dir-600)

Can somebody help me with the settings?
Do I need the static or dynamic setting?
Static: snip 20201001102859 static — Postimages
Dynamic: snip 20201001102838 — Postimages

If dynamic - what exactly do I have to enter into the L2TP IP Adress, the Gateway IP Address & dns?
Do I have to consider anything with the ip-addresses of the routers?

I have the Domain name of the vpn-service that I entered into the Server ip-address + username & password.
MAC address doesn't seem to be required..

Thanks for you time..

Team Manager - Networking , Moderator - Micros
4,301 Posts
You don't connect 2 routers together. When you do, you run into the problems you're having. Pick one router to use then follow the instructions from your VPN service for setting it up.

148 Posts
I’m actually planning to do this.
It’s possible but it must be setup right.
There are a few tutorials on YouTube.
Search for these on YouTube:

Connecting Two WIFI Routers Together Using A Hard Wired Connection & Sharing The Internet

Making A Dedicated VPN Home Router Using A Regular Router TP Link WR940N Private Internet Access PIA

I’m actually going to use something called a “DD-WRT” router.
DD_WRT is the firmware that controls the router.
You replace the OEM firmware with DD_WRT.
You can do a search on YouTube for: dd-wrt router.
For an idea of what is involved, you can watch some tutorials.

It seems to me that the most important steps is to set the second router on a different Network and the IP range that the existing router uses.

You can also look at this:

How To Install DD WRT On A TP Link WR940N WIFI Router

I was not of a mind to install dd-wrt so I purchased a router from Ebay with dd-wrt installed.
I think it’s a bit more difficult to get it right than one might think.
Google is your friend!!
Google dd-wrt to find out if the router is compatible.

1 - 3 of 3 Posts