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DSL dhcp vs Linksys DHCP

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by geeryw, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. geeryw

    geeryw Guest

    I have a friend who has a westell dsl modem. It functions as a router and assigns IP address in the 192.168.1.x subnet. They would like to add wireless to their network and so they bought a linkysys wireless router. It also wants to assign IP address in the same subnet as the dsl box(192.168.1.x). Can I just change the Linksys router to say 193.168.2.x and let it pull an address from the dsl then hand out client addresses? Or do I have to turn dhcp off on one of the devices? I haven't actually seen the router so I'm not sure what model they are using. Any suggestions would be appriciated.
  2. weeksben1

    weeksben1 Network Guru Member

    I'd recommend disabling DHCP on the modem, and using the router for a DHCP server. I'd also look in the linksys knowledgebase and search westel modems and WRT54G.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    or you can set the router to act as an Access Point only by disabling its DHCP.

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  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    It really doesnt matter how you do this, if your using the other ports on the DSL modem, i would disable DHCP on the linksys unit and plug from the DSL modem to a switched port on the Linksys to make it act as a switch and access point only. If the linksys is the only device plugged into the DSL modem you could set it up exactly like you said.

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