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How Do I Trn Wrt54g Into A Switch

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wrt54g_v5sucks, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. wrt54g_v5sucks

    wrt54g_v5sucks LI Guru Member

    I Need Answer To That.. I Have Dhcp Disabled On It And Then Shouldnt It Work.. Can Someone Explain The Setps To Me In Lost Thanks
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    The WRT54G, and in particular the 4 LAN ports, is already a switch. That means you can do this:

    PC--wired-LAN-port--WRT54G--wired-LAN-port--PC, and you can have 4 devices connected to the WRT54G this way.

    If you further want the WRT not to be a DHCP server - which has nothing to do with being a switch or not - you can turn DHCP off.

    If you also want the WRT not to be a wireless Access Point (AP) - which again has nothing to do with being a switch or not - you can turn wireless off, although I don't know if all firmware allows that.

    If you alo want the WRT not to be a router, you can turn the WAN port off - which again has nothing to do with being a switch or not - or just not plug anything into the WAN port. I'm not sure if all firmware allows you to turn the WAN port off.
     
  3. glhering

    glhering Guest

    Also, I think that if you have 3rd party firmware, like DD-WRT, you can also have the WAN port grouped with the other four and therefore have a 5 port switch.
    Be real careful however, as upgrading a V5 router to DD-WRT is intermediate to advanced computer skills task.
     
  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    can we PLEASE make a sticky pertaining to this subject? We get this question all the time... Thanks mods!
     

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