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how to configure transparently router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by desconosido, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. desconosido

    desconosido Network Guru Member

    Hey. I have question about configuring router WRT54G v2.2. My router is connected to LAN, it looks like this:

    LAN (about 50 computers) ----> WRT54G ----> my_computer

    Is possible to configure router to see from the network (LAN) shared folders on my_computer. I want to be seeing by other users of LAN. So the question is HOW TO DO THIS ? Maybe anybody know manual where I find necessary information.

    Thanks in advance.

    Des
     
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Your diagram is a little confusing. First you say:
    But then your diagram shows 50 computers connected to the LAN of the WRT54G and your computer on the other side of the router which would normally indicate the WAN port of the router...

    Can you be a little more clear about how things are configured. IP addresses might be helpful also.
     
  3. desconosido

    desconosido Network Guru Member

    Network is LAN in building where I live. Network is connected to Internet throught Debian server. My computer was also connected to that network, but I bought router because wanted to connect my laptop and PC. So now router has clonned MAC and has IP of my computer. Network looks something like that:

    Internet<--> Debian server------>Computer_1
    |-->Computer_2
    |-->Computer_3
    |--> ....
    |
    |-->My_router(WRT54G)
    |
    |-->My_computer
    |-->Laptop
    Is it possible to see from the network (computer_1, computer_2,...) shared folders of My_computer ?
     
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    There's probably a number of ways to handle this.

    Are you allowed to use more than 1 IP address on the building's network? For example could you have simply connected a hub to the building's network and then connected your 2 computers to the hub?

    If so then the fastest and easiest way to allow others in the building to see your shared files is to connect the cable from the building's network to a LAN port on your router and leave the internet port empty. IMPORTANT: If you do this make sure to disable the DHCP server on your router!!!

    Another possibility might be to simply put your computer in the DMZ. People will probably won't be able to browse to your shared files but they should be able to access them by using a UNC path. For example, after putting your PC in the DMZ tell people to type the following into Run:

    \\<IP of your router>

    Good luck.
     

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