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Question Can I connect computers between two routers?

dc_2000

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Sorry in advance, I'm not a big networking guy. The best way to illustrate what I'm asking is to show it in this diagram:


I need to be able to establish file sharing on Windows from "Laptop" to "PC-1" and "PC-2". Laptop is running Windows 10 Pro, and both PCs have Windows 7 Pro.

Things I cannot do:

  • Rewire this setup.


Things I can do:

  • Change admin configuration on any router.


Any suggestions how to do this?
 

dc_2000

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Thank you guys, I need to try it. I've never done that stuff.

When you say that I need to set up WiFi router to be a switch with an access point -- do I need to set it up in the WiFi router's configuration page, or in the Comcast router?
 
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JackMDS

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All the WIFI setting are done in the second Router that is acting as an Access Point.


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SamirD

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All the WIFI setting are done in the second Router that is acting as an Access Point.


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Yep, the point is that right now you have 2 logical networks because the second router is segmenting your physical network into 2 logical ones. By taking that router and turning it into just an AP, you 'flatten' your network by making the 2 logical networks 1 logical network to match your 1 physical network.
 

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