Router behind Router (Second Network)
Set-up a router behind the Motorola NVG589 for gaming. Everything works great. The second router has a gateway address of 192.168.2.254. I get to the config page of the Motorola NVG589 by typing 192.168.1.254 and I get to the config page of the netgear router by typing 192.168.2.254.
I have a laptop hardwired into the netgear router. It received an ip address from the netgear router of 192.168.2.64 (as expected). My question is on the laptop I can type 192.168.2.254 and configure the netgear router but the laptop also let me see the Motorola by typing 192.168.1.254. I would have thought because the laptop was on xxx.2.xxx I wouldn't be able to see any xxx.1.xxx devices.?
Why can I see 192.168.1.254?
(as a side note I have a iMac hardwired into the Motorola and when I type 192.168.2.254 I can't see the netgear config page...not being able to see it made sense to me)