Grande Prairie, AB
|reply to ba1drick |
Re: Asus RT-N16 as secondary router, need DHCP on both routers
Good news. Looks like you can put Tomato on the Linksys: »tomato.groov.pl/download/K26RT-N···-Max.bin
It appears that Tomato (at least shibby and teddybear builds) don't support changing the default gateway in the dhcp server, so you'll have to keep dhcp on the gateway router. Maybe that doesn't matter now that you'll be installing Tomato on the Linksys.
The advantages to placing a router between the cameras and the other devices are 1) broadcasts will not pass the router. Probably not a concern in this setup, and 2) a router can put some security between the attached networks. Also not a concern from what you've told us, since the client will be viewing the cameras from outside anyway.
The disadvantages to running the RT-N16 as a router is increased complexity, including more port forwarding (NAT) setup and more dhcp administration. Based on what you've told us I would recommend installing Tomato on the E1200 and leave the RT-N16 in AP mode.