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Two routers on one home network....

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I know just enough about networking to get myself into trouble. I bought a Netgear Nighthawk router so that I could have the best, fastest connection for all my games and stuff. I'm getting some strange network behavior (I can go into detail if needed) and I am thinking it may be a basic architecture problem.

My ISP is Suddenlink and they use a combination cable modem/router. The radio/wifi is turned off and the only connection goes to an unmanaged switch, which then goes to 2 different locations. One run goes to a small switch that connects to a pc and to my Synology NAS, and the other goes to my Netgear Nighthawk router. I have this installed in my media center so that I could have ethernet connections to several devices that I use daily. So, I'm wondering if having a router in that logical place in the network is a problem. I'm not smart enough to think through where all the IP addresses are being made, what's getting routed, etc.

The issues I'm having are minor and usually have to do with accessing my NAS.


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