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Help Connect 2 WRT54G And A Hub To A Wireless/Wired Network!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by SkyeHak, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. SkyeHak

    SkyeHak Network Guru Member

    How can I go about doing this? I have the latest official Linksys firmware. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! :)

  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Are you asking how to setup the IP address, which ports to connect the cables to or simply if your idea will work? (Yes)

    My recommendation would be to set the main router to & the second router to Make sure the DHCP server is only enabled on the the main router and then connect the cable from the hub to a LAN port on the two routers.

    Good luck.
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    do you need 2 different SSID's? im assuming the routers are within range, maybe you should try just using WDS and skip the hub completely. if there are devices hooked up to the hub just leave the one connection to the WRT54G v2.2 hooked up.
  4. DBAwhosaysNI

    DBAwhosaysNI Guest

    stupid ?:

    what purpose does the hub serve? wouldn't a crossover do the same thing and be one less thing to break? pls pardon the ignorance of a DBA who knows just enough networking to be dangerous (am in process of trunking 2 54g myself; new house is too big for one).
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The hub is un-needed unless the cable length exceeds 300 meters. It one time a switch was needed to connect two WRT54Gs together but win current firmware is not necessary. You have four devices connected in room 2. It appears the the PSP is connected wirelessly, is that true. You do not need a cross-over cable to connect the two WRT54G routers. Hubs are dumb devices that broadcast packets to all ports and will only support full duplex.
  6. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    You mean half-duplex.

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