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how to access wireless network?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by critic, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. critic

    critic LI Guru Member

    what do i need to turn on or setup so my WRT54G(running dd-wrt 23sp2micro) would connect to my wireless network next room. i connect with my wireless adapter with no problem. when adapter connect i get wireless icon next to my clock in win i just click on my network and am done. what setings would i need to set on the router so it could connect to the network.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if it connets wirelessly it should be working.
  3. critic

    critic LI Guru Member

    adapter connects with no problem router doesn't connect at all
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    What router or Access Point are you using to provide your existing wireless network in the next room?
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Esquire nailed it - If your "next room" wireless device is a Netgear DG834GT for instance, you will not get WDS to it, but you could connect client or bridge mode to it.

    You can only WDS from your WRT54G to APs that also support WDS.
  6. critic

    critic LI Guru Member

    am using a older model linksys befw11s4. i figure it how to i set it to client and it worked. just the ip i was planing to use was in use. so changing it solved the problem. my question is now that there is no conflicts msg for ips on wireless routers?
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    There's nowhere to see this IP conflict message, even if such code did run on a WRT router. When you change the router's IP, the router must use that assigned IP to communicate with you - there's no screen. (I guess if you mod your router with a serial port you could probably get a conflict message through that.)

    Also, unlike PCs, routers don't have oodles of space to carry IP conflict detecting code (throw in nice space-eating graphics, automatic network layout detection, VPNs, hotspot software, and millions of other features) - the "disk", i.e. the flash space (and RAM), is limited, so everything that runs on a router is a sort of compacted scaled down version of what would normally be running on a PC.

    Having said that, I guess there could be 3rd party firmware out there that could incorporate such code. I would however doubt that anybody would put such code in firmware, as the extremely limited necessity for such code would not be worth the space and effort that goes with it.
  8. slymer1

    slymer1 Guest

    Critic, Am I to understand you have your BEFW11S4 wirelessly connected to a WRT54?
  9. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    And without third party firmware?

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