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Connecting a 4-port router to WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by clericuzio, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. clericuzio

    clericuzio Network Guru Member

    Anybody know how to setup WRT54GS to be connected to a 4-port wired router?
  2. stevey500

    stevey500 Guest

    I am also stuck here... I have a Befsr41 connected to our desktops and DSL through WAN. I had a befw11s4 v3 Wireless B router also connected to the befsr41... on the befsr( i had a network cable running from port two to the befw11s4's( WAN port and had an internet connection just fine on the befw11s4 with all the computers connected to it. Now the befw11s4 DIED.. I bought the WRT54G router, hooked it up... set my WAN settings to the same I had on the befw11s4 but .. it simply WILL NOT connect to the befsr41 router anymore... please help, I have a network cable running through my hallway right now to my computer because i can not get a connection through the lines i have already ran through my walls because of the WRT54G won't connect with the befsr41, please help!
  3. almond_23

    almond_23 Network Guru Member

    Whatever your "second" router is, do not connect it to the main router for the meantime. Since both of them is using an ip address of and they both have dhcp servers enabled, it will cause some conflict.

    Connect the second router to a computer. Assign a static ip address on your computer first. Go inside the router's setup page and change its local ip address or lan ip address from to

    Save the settings. Go to the command prompt (Start>>Run>>type cmd)
    Do an ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew.
    Go back inside the router setup page. Disable the dhcp server then save the settings.

    You won't be able to get inside this router setup page now unless you assign a static ip on your pc since the dhcp is now disabled.

    Get a an ethernet cable and plug the cable from the internet port/wan port on the second router to a regular port on the main router.

    To check connectivity, powercycle both router and the modem first. turn them all of for about 30 seconds but power on the modem first. let the modem and the routers to initialize.you should be able to ping both routers and everything should work fine now. :)
  4. superflysocal

    superflysocal Network Guru Member

    i am confused, because in another post it says to hook up a the ethernet port from router 1 to ethernet of router 2, but here you say to hook up ethernet from router 1 to WAN of router 2.

    I guess I will try both?

    Also, what gateway should the 2nd router be set at?

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