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Bridging NETGEAR WGR614 with LINKSYS WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by overhead, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. overhead

    overhead Guest

    this is my prob:
    i 've 2 wireless routers:
    one NETGEAR WGR614 and one LINKSYS WRT54G (v. 2.0 with satori firmare).
    the netgear is my internet gateway.
    i need to use the WRT54G as a bridge, that is the WRT54G needs to be connected wireless to WGR614 and my clients needs to be connected wireless to the WRT54G and use the WGR614 as gateway to access to internet.
    i've seen a lof of articles/guides about WDS and bridging between 2 LINKSYS routers only and so on. But no one could help me in my prob.
    i think my problem is clear so far now.
    i'm sure u can help me is solve my doubts about the possibilities to bridge my routers together.
    thanx in advance,
    OverHEAD
     
  2. djinks

    djinks Network Guru Member

    I would like to do this also. Someone please respond if there is a way to make this happen.
     
  3. djinks

    djinks Network Guru Member

    I think we need WDS support on the Netgear router to accomplish this and the WGR614 does not have that feature.
     
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Correct, you do need WDS on the netgear router. However, if you don't have to "shoot" the wireless signal over an exteme distance, I'd suggest just "daisy chaining" the two routers with straight thru CAT5.

    So, run CAT5 from one of the internet connected router's LAN ports to the WAN port of the WRT54G. Have the dhcp server of the netgear router give out one ip ( the wrt will use his ip).

    Log into the WRT and make sure that it has an ip address that matches the LAN ip scheme of the netgear. Now create an ip scheme for the WRT if it doesn't have one already. Of course make sure you secure your wireless LAN. If your Sartori firmware has vpn capability that you want to use, make sure you forward the ports for vpn "on the netgear router" to your WRT.

    This, in a nutshell, should do it.

    Doc
     
  5. reber

    reber Network Guru Member

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