Help!! Connect 2 Routers to a wireless NW

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Cythrawl, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Cythrawl

    Cythrawl Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    This is driving me nuts, and I hope someone can help me

    I have an old Linksys WRT54G V3 with Tomato firmware on it. Works fine no issues

    I just got given a NetGear WGR614 Router.

    Now what I want to do is to connect both routers so they can talk to each other and effectivly extend the wirless range in my house..
    so for example:

    [DSL MODEM]<--CAT5-->[Wireless Router 1]<--Wireless connection-->[Router 2]

    I want wireless clients to be able to connect to Router 2 that will then pass the connection to Router 1 and then to the Net...

    I have tried setting up the Netgear as Router 1 and getting the Linksys to connect Via WDS or Ethernet Bridge and I get no joy at all. I cant ping Router2 from my physically connected PC from Router1 unless theres a physical wired connection between both routers. Tried it the other way around, and I still get nothing..

    I disabled all Wireless security and firewalls on both routers just to see if I can get this working.. Still nothing.. the only time I cas see either one is when they are physically connected to eachother via Cat5.

    Is this possible at all or should I give up as a lost cause?
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    WDS needs to be set on both routers. Does the netgear have WDS ?
  3. Cythrawl

    Cythrawl Network Guru Member

    Alas after hours of searching, no it does not..

    Some NetGears have hidden screens in the routers and I was hoping it would be there, but I cannot find it.

    I tried doing it via Wireless Ehternet Bridge on the Linksys but its still no go.

    I found a guide that explained it fully but for some reason on the Bridge router the guide says set the subnetmask to instead of and if I do that I can no longer connect to the router even if I set my PC to be on the same subnetmask and connected directly to the router..

    I have kind of put it off for now and retired the Linksys for now as the Netgear gets a better signal in the house by itself than the Linksys does. Would still be nice if I could find some way to get them to "talk to eachother" though that doesnt require running a 300ft Cat 5 cable under my basement and up thru my wall to connect them physically :)
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Wireless ethernet bridge would give the wired clients connect to router 2 wireless access out. Which in your case i think is going to be the best you are going to do without wds? Unless you run a cable from router 1 to router 2 then you can have a roaming wireless network.
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