I've had a look around google and this forum but could not find an answer to my question. So probably one of you can help me a little.

My intended setup is:

  • Router R1:
    • wan connection to isp.
    • connected backup server.
    • provides some wireless SSID.
    • other connected devices like printer, laptop, etc. both wired and wireless.

  • Router R2:
    • no wan connection to isp but connected to R2.
    • connects mp3-streamer and music server.
    • also serves as a wireless access point with same SSID.
    • other than described connections only wireless connections.

I would like to be able to control music even if R1 is off, e.g. with no internet connection. On the other hand I would like to access internet also in the case that R2 is off, i.e. no music access. Last but not least I would like to stream internet radio, i.e., R1 and R2 are on, and music is streamed from internet to R1 to R2 to streamer.

I would like to realize all this using DHCP (also using static assignments) so i do not have to configure statically on android, laptop, etc. So my questions are:

  • Can I make DHCP provide a list of two default gateways R1,R2?
  • In order to make clients fallback to other gateway if currently assigned gateway is turned off?
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    Why are you using a router for a no connection to internet? Is your servers in an own subnet?
    – Zyberzero
    Nov 21 '12 at 9:50
  • Sometimes i'd like to listen to music while NOT being connected to the internet :)
    – u_b
    Nov 21 '12 at 10:18

You can use static routes; I.e tell that everything that matches should be sent to R2, but everything else (i.e. the internet) should be sent to R1.

  • Hi thanks for the answer. Is this something that I can configure via DHCP?
    – u_b
    Nov 21 '12 at 10:20
  • Moreover, does that allow to access e.g. the printer connected to R1 while R2 is turned off?
    – u_b
    Nov 21 '12 at 10:21

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