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Configuration/firmware advice

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by spellman, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. spellman

    spellman Guest


    Been reading the forum for a few days and got lots of usefull info so far (so thanks everyone!)

    A question which I havnt yet seen answered is whether using two WRT54G routers, one in bridging mode, I can connect 4 devices to the ethernet ports and they will be able to access the internet on my first router.


    DEV1 \
    DEV2 -> Ethernet -> Router2 -> Wireless -> Router1 -> Internet
    DEV3 /

    Where Router1 is running firewall, DHCP and has the internet (cable modem) connected to the WAN port and also has ethernet devices on its switch.

    Router2 is running in WDS/bridging mode with DHCP disabled.

    What I would like to know is :

    1. Whether the above is possible
    2. If it can be done using native Linksys firmware
    3. If not, what firmware should I use to achieve the above?

    I've read from other users that its possible, although it appears some firmware's have limitation on the number of ethernet devices on Router2.

    Any feedback, or confirmations of "I've done this and it works" would be appreciated.


  2. plank

    plank Guest

    I am also interested in the answer to this question!
  3. euser4life

    euser4life Network Guru Member


    If I understand your question correctly then the answer is yes. I have this running at home.

    Two WRT54G's in WDS mode. If I plug in a device into one of the ports then I can access the network and internet. However if you are not using WDS and only client (Bridge) mode then you can only use one of the four ports. This is a limitation in the Satori firmware, but is updated to use all four in the Alchemy firmware.



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