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

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' 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. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You do not need the hub to connect both the WRT54G router together unless the routers are far apart. You can connect two WRT54G routers together via the LAN port of the router in room 3 to one of the LAN ports of the router in room 1. The router in room 3 should have a local ip address of, if the local address of the router in room 1 is The DHCP server of the router in room 3 should be disabled and under advanced router it should be set as a router not a gateway. I would connect a switch to one of the LAN ports of the router in room 3 to get more ports to support all four devices,
  3. ricpac

    ricpac Network Guru Member

    cascading two WRT54Gs (different hardware versions)

    the setup is possible but it's not guaranteed to work. howardp6 is right. no need to use a hub. just hook 'em both up with a CAT 5. maximum length is 100 meters. try to also consider the interference between the routers. true enough, if primary router is, change secondary into and disable DHCP. usually you really don't need to set secondary to router mode under the advanced routing subtab in the router setup page. but you can consider it as an option. and since they both operate on the 2.4GHz, try setting the primary to channel 1 and secondary to channel 11. that way there's just a slight chance of frequency overlapping. keep the SSIDs different. you're good to go. you can also consult Answer 358 from linksys.com/kb their online knowledgebase. let me know if this works.

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