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help: Linksys WRT54GX unable to connect with another router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by punpun, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. punpun

    punpun Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    I have purchased a new WRT54GX (SRX technology) router.
    Since I am running out of ports, I wanted to connect
    another Linksys router BEFW11S4. I turned off DHCP and
    wireless on the BEFW11S4 router and only using it as a
    switch. I plug one end of the cable to WRT54GX router's LAN
    port and the other end into the BEFW11S4's LAN port. However,
    connection lights on both router doesn't come up. As if
    the cable hook up is not detected.
    Before I bot the WRT54GX, the BEFW11S4 was hooked up with
    a standard Linksys G router (WRT54G), and they were working
    perfectly. Both routers recognize each other and the connection
    lights come up.

    Is WRT54GX missing this auto sensing feature? Or there's some
    setup that I need to do to get this to work?

    Thanks in advance for your help!


    Pun
     
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    hmm thats odd. The Linksys webpage lists the WRT54GX as having autosensing ports. on which router does the connection light not light up?
     
  3. punpun

    punpun Network Guru Member

    Yes. The light doesn't even com up. I also read the Autolink comments so I am puzzled. My old G and B routers work just fine.
     
  4. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    on which router is the light not coming up, the GX or BEF or both?
     
  5. punpun

    punpun Network Guru Member

    lights on both router doesn't come up. Seems there's no connection at all between the two routers.
     
  6. CrashX

    CrashX Network Guru Member

    Re: help: Linksys WRT54GX unable to connect with another rou

    Shouldn't you be plugging the cable into the BEFW11S4's WAN port? Also, the LAN ports may be autosensing, but that usually refers to speed and duplex. If you're plugging a cable from a LAN port on one device, to the LAN port on another device, that cable needs to be a cross-over.

    I haven't used a BEFW11S4 for some time, but when I last tried this I connected it's WAN port to one of the LAN ports on another router. Worked perfectly.
     
  7. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    not with auto sensing(MDI-MDIX) ports. Crossover cables are no longer needed. And no u shouldn't be using the wan port. Have you tried various lan ports/cables?
     
  8. punpun

    punpun Network Guru Member

    Yes, I connect it LAN port to LAN port. (due to frustration, I also connected WAN to LAN just to see, but made no difference) I tried various ports and cables, and non-worked. Has anyone with WRT54GX got this to work? I thought it should be a straight forward feature. I am wondering whether I got a defective unit. But other than the uplink feature, my WRT54GX works perfectly. (connect to other wired devices)

    Any settings I need to make?
     

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