Experts, help.

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by joebloggs, May 7, 2005.

  1. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    I don't know what I am not doing right, but I cannot seem to get my router running Pre5 DD-WRT (all default settings) to serve as a router alone. The main router connected to my modemn is a Belkin and I'm running a wire from the LAN port of the Belkin to the WAN port of the Linksys. Again, all the settings are default on the linksys, but I can't seem to be connected to the net eventhough I am connected to the Linksys router. Thank you for the help. Hey Jagboy, if you have AIM, maybe you can help me with this. Thanks.
  2. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member


    I assume you want to use the WRT54G as a G wireless AP??

    You want to hook the cable from the LAN port on the Belkin to a LAN port on the Linky. You will also want to give the linksys an IP within the address range of the Belkin (if the Belkin is - then make the Linky the Linksys gateway to the address of the belkin and turn DHCP off on the Linksys

    That should be it!!
  3. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    Ok, that did the trick. I didn't know it had to be in the LAN port. So in this case, what would my WAN be used for? ..... And if I want to use my Linksys as the main router, I am assumming that I would have to plug the cable into the WAN port?
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    In the configuration you setup, you are simply using the Linksys as an AP, on the same subnet. There is no NAT taking place and I dont believe the SPI filtering works in this mode.

    If you were to use the WRT54G in place of your Belkin (a good idea), all of the advanced functions would come into play. In that setup you would connect your cable/dsl modem to the WAN port. If you think about it - your Linksys becomes a true router - routing traffic from your Subnet (192.168.1) to your ISP's subnet. If you do decide to replace the Belkin with the Linky, remember you will need to turn back on DHCP and set it up to obtain an IP from your ISP - you assigned it a static IP to play with the Belkin
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