How can I connect two networks using a Netgear FVS318 router?

Dan Kahn November 23, 2011

One network is ‘normal’, DSL Modem to router, 5 PCs and 4PC addresses 192.168.1.X with internet connectivity. The second network is 10.173.133.X with Dell 2716 router and 4 PCs. I purchased a Netgear FVS318 to replace the Dell since it has a WAN port.

How do I configure the FVS318 to get internet connectivity. I can not change the 10.173.133 network address. I can wire the two networks with CAT5.

I have read previous posts and my situation is slightly different.

  1. Mike
    November 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    connect the WAN port of the FVS318 to the first router
    start the Smart Wizard of the FVS318 and select to configure it by yourself

    (a) set the WAN/Internet Port to DHCP

    (b) set the WAN/Internet Port to manual IP
    IP-Address being some 192.168.1.x but outside the other routers DHCP range
    Subnetmask being or what you used on your other router
    Gateway being the IP of your other router e.g.
    Primary and Secondary DNS either the IP of your first router or the one from your ISP

    On the LAN side you obviously have to configure the FVS318 for the network.

    That's about it... don't really see where it's different from previous dual router topics