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Question [Solved] Problems uploading to the internet from bridged router network

loolookachoo

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I'm not the most savvy when it comes to networking so I apologize if I'm unclear at any point.

My current network setup shares an internet connection between my home and office and I seem to have issues only when trying to upload or attach files to the internet from the Home Network.

Some information that I hope is relevant:
- Uploading to the internet (ex. Gmail attachments) from any device connected to the Office Network works perfectly fine.
- I can upload and download large files from my PC connected to the Home Network to the Network HDD just fine. Network HDD is just a normal external SSD plugged in and configured on the Tenda Router located in the office.
- I can upload smaller files (ie. less than 1Mb) to the internet from my devices connected to the Home Network, but sometimes I need to retry a few times before it works. Files any larger than that always fail to upload.
- I don't notice any issues doing other activities from my Home Network (ex. downloading, streaming, online gaming, checking ip cameras).

For reference, here's a rough diagram of the current setup:
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I honestly do not know where to begin troubleshooting this issue and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

mxnerd

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Put Tenda router at the office into AP mode.

Make sure all Tenda router/mesh nodes have newest firmware.
 
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loolookachoo

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Put Tenda router at the office into AP mode.

Make sure all Tenda router/mesh nodes have newest firmware.
That did the trick! I set the office Tenda router (forgot model) to AP mode and tried uploading a file. Worked perfectly! I don't understand why at the moment but I'll go and read up on it.

Tenda routers and mesh nodes are all latest firmware.

I do need to remap the network drive on all the PCs though but that's no issue. Thanks mxnerd!
 
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loolookachoo

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Research what a 'double nat' is. :) That's what you had because you had 2x routers in series and generally it won't cause problems but in this case it did. Good catch by mxnerd because I initially missed it! :)
Thanks for this info. I'll keep it in mind for the next time I need to expand wifi coverage in our property. :grinning:
 

ch33zw1z

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In the networking world, a bridge is layer 2 device and shouldn't cause.problems like you had, but SOHO routers can be weird, good AP mode worked 👍
 

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