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How to bridge a LAN to WLAN?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Smart71, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Smart71

    Smart71 Network Guru Member

    Windowx XP SP2 ICS LAN IP 192.168.0.1 (DHCP enabled)
    Linksys WLAN Router WRT54GS with Satori
    Notebook with WLAN NIC

    Hi,

    i want to bridge my lan 192.168.0.x with the wlan interface, so that i have got an ip of the same range (192.168.0.x) on the wlan card on my notebook.

    Is it possible and how?

    ...
     
  2. AbNormal

    AbNormal Network Guru Member

    Yes, it can be done by turning off DHCP on the router, and connecting your primary PC that is running ICS into one of the LAN ports.

    With this setup, you are just using the router as an access point, but with the 3 remaining ports on the switch still available for wired connections.

    But, personally, I would disable ICS and connect the router directly to your cable/DSL modem, and let the WRT54GS handle all the traffic. Is there any compelling reason why you need ICS?
     
  3. Smart71

    Smart71 Network Guru Member

    Thanks, this works (but only if i put a manual IP address on the WLAN NIC on my note...)! But why can't my notebook get an IP address from the ICS DHCP server?

    ICS private NIC (BNC) -> 3COM HUB (BNC to TP) -> 3COM (TP) to WRT54GS LAN (TP) -> to notebook WLAN NIC

    any ideas?

    FW: v2.07.2.de
     
  4. tgeezer

    tgeezer Network Guru Member

    bridge a LAN to a WLAN

    I don't understand why you need ICS AND A HUB? The WRT54G can perform both these functions and you won't have to have 2 computers running if you connect the WRT54G directly to your modem (either broadband or dialup) connect the wired comp. to the WRT54G and configure the wireless comp. using the instructions for your card. Then you can use either computer independently or even at the same time.
     
  5. Smart71

    Smart71 Network Guru Member

    Re: bridge a LAN to a WLAN

    because i have to convert my BNC cabling to CAT5 :)
     
  6. Smart71

    Smart71 Network Guru Member

    Re: bridge a LAN to a WLAN

    because i have to convert my BNC cabling to CAT5 :)
     
  7. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Re: bridge a LAN to a WLAN

    Why not just get a mini hub with a BNC connector like this ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    ill tell you why you cant get an ip from ics dhcp server,
    because it is the worst dhcp server singe tehre wasnt a dhcp server i cant get it to work when at all i would have a better chance of falling off a cliff than it working ( i live in michigan, no cliffs)
    use the router however you can just do it its much better.
    i like windows and all but that part is only good for static ip's.
     

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