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Can a WRT54G Router be connected to WIRED Router?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mchiles, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. mchiles

    mchiles Network Guru Member

    I am thinking of replacing my old WRT54G v1 Wireless router and 8 port EZ88 switch with a new BEFSR81 WIRED router

    Everything in my house is currently connected via cat5. I only use the wireless to connect houseguests to the internet.

    In order to have wireless access to the internet, could I hang my old WRT54G wireless router off a new wired router??

    What issues, if any, would I have??

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if your using official linksys firmware on your WRT54G your best to use the LAN port to connect to your BEFSR81. make sure the WRT54G is within the same IP subnet as the gateway router.
     
  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    No 3rd party firmware on BEFSR81 - so make sure it does what you want - and doesn't have the faults the recent BEFSR41's have! I'd go for a WRT54GL and keep the switch even if you don't need the new wireless!
     
  4. albiemanmike

    albiemanmike Network Guru Member

    Was not mentioned but make sure you shut off DHCP on the wireless router so you only use it as an access point. I know that is pretty common sense but I see many folks who try to do this and they end up calling me for a support visit. It will work but will cause havoc across your network with two DHCP servers running.
     

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