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Jon_AK

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Our network is W2K8R2 and has (3) WiFi routers acting as access points. (WiFi routers are much cheaper than access points).  Our W2K8R2 server acts as the DHCP server but I want to move the wireless routers off the internal LAN but still have the ability to access the admin program from my client PC to maintain it.  The clients who access WiFi do not need access to any of the internal network, only for their email and wasting time on facebook.

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I just cascaded an Asus RT-87U to my ISP modem/router in my home network but the Asus would not allow me to simply set it as a different subnet, it actually required it to be on it's own network.  Due to me not having all fingers, I had originally set the ISP's router as a private Class A network 10.0.0.x (easier to type than 192.168.x.x) and thought I could juse setup the Asus router as a 10.1.x.x subnet, but it kept insisting on a totally separate network so... I wound up having to use a Class C 192.168.x.x.  For home use, this isn't such a deal breaker as I can use the new network with my wireless device for the Asus admin page.  Work is a different story.

I will setup the main wireless router as a DHCP server/router for wireless clients and the other two as access points which gives the clients or should give them WiFi internet access through our ASA5505.  What I'm not familiar with is how to setup routes that will give me access to the routers from my client PC which is on the internal network.

I'm still looking through google searches for answers but in the past I have always received accurate help from here.
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Use this command within an elevated command prompt on your admin workstation
Route add 10.10.10.0 mask 255.255.255.0 10.10.10.251 metric 10


Route add 10.10.10.0          mask 255.255.255.0            10.10.10.251 metric 10
              ^ wifi subnet               ^wifi subnet mask      ^wifi subnet gateway


I am not an expert on manual static routing and someone else might have a better answer than mine but this did work for my purposes on my network.

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Thanks for the input..  I toyed around a bit and got my wireless printer whose address is 10.0.0.10 to print from my pc whose address is 192.168.2.20.  I still haven't been able to obtain a login to the router that is the gateway for the 10.0.0.x network.
I have a Pace gateway which delivers TV and internet via a fiber optic connection.  The Pace equipment is not very versitle and it's ability to port forward TCP ports is very limited and it doesn't forward UDP ports at all but... it has to be the head end gateway because of the TV. 

AC-87 wireless router IP is 10.0.0.1, its WAN address supplied by the Pace is 192.168.2.2.  My route command for the printer:  Route 10.0.0.10 mask 255.255.255.255 192.168.2.2 and this worked like a charm.  tried the same using the AC-87 WAN and LAN address but cannot connect.
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