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Configuration Question to WAN/LAN Ports

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by maxmax20, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. maxmax20

    maxmax20 LI Guru Member

    Hi guys,

    iam using 2 Liksys WRT54GL Routers, both with Tomato 1.07 installed, as a WDS.

    Router 1 ist connected to the Internet Modem and the WDS Service enabled.
    Router 2 has connected 4 Clients via the LAN Ports, so WAN port is free and is connected via WLAN and WDS to Router 1.

    I need one more client to get connected via cable to the Router 2. Is there any chance to configure the WAN Port as LAN Port? :confused:

    In another firmware a thought there was a drop down menu to change the ports, but i didn't know the producer of this firmware.

    I think Tomato could this also configure.

    Please give me some hints to get this working, that my Router 2 has at all 5 LAN Ports.

    thanks for your help,

    Markus
     
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

  3. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    You can always hook a switch to one of the LAN ports to get more holes.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833129010

    I need WAN to LAN because people using them for client devices at the hotel keep plugging the cable into the WAN port and then bringing it back because it does not work. DD-WRT firmware allows you to assign WAN to LAN when internet is disabled.
     
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I think a EZXS88W from amazon.com clicked through this site would look better alongside the WRT54GL!
     
  5. maxmax20

    maxmax20 LI Guru Member

    thanks for your ideas.
    I hope i will understand it and get it working :)
    thanks,
    Markus
     
  6. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    If you only need one or two more, just get a small switch. Plug one of the router's lan ports into one of the 4 ports on the switch with a jumper cable and all 3 of the switch's other ports will be active. You will then have a 6 holed LAN. :halo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833130014
     

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