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How to integrate a WRK54G into a network based on a RV042?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by spdl, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. spdl

    spdl LI Guru Member

    Hi I have a wired network here built upon a RV042.

    Works great. But all wired.

    Now I also have a WRK54G wireless broadband router. Once I try to connect the second device to the existing network, I get into some conflicts.

    Trying to set the IP address of the second device to 192.168.1.2 does not solve the issue.

    In a similar Linksys device I had once the option to to tell the device that it should not act as a router but as a (gateway?/ bridge?) - can't remember any more. But finally all computers connected to this device used the initial router as a gateway to the internet and not the one that they have been physically connected to.

    So the question is, how do I have to set up the devices, so that the RV042 still acts as my VPN Router, but I can profit from wireless network at the same time?

    Thanks
    ralph
     
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Set the WRK54G's LAN address to a free IP address in your local range, disable the DHCP server and connect it to your RV042 via one if it's LAN ports. Either leave the WAN configuration to obtain IP automatically or set it to a static IP in a range you don't use i.e. 10.0.0.1. This will turn the WRK54G into a wireless AP on your existing network.
     
  3. spdl

    spdl LI Guru Member

    Works. Thanks!

    I thought it would be doing exactly this. Maybe it's the order how you do it.

    Afterwards I could even re-activate the DHCP server with a range that is not used.

    I was opting for fixed IP address (192.168.1.2) so that the local IP address matches always the address in the network which is not the case if you get your address dynamically.

    Cool.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. spdl

    spdl LI Guru Member

    Other question, same topic.

    Internet works fine, but once I am in the wireless connection I do not have access to all the computers in the MS Workgroup that are hooked on directly to the RV042 (because my gateway is not the same?)

    It also seems that I cannot log in the RV042 router on 192.168.1.1 but only on the wireless router on 192.168.1.2

    Is there a solution to fix that?

    Thanks
    ralph
     
  5. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    If they're in the same IP subnet, which they should be, the gateway should be irrelevant :unsure:
     
  6. spdl

    spdl LI Guru Member

    The first machine has this IP config:

    IP: 192.168.1.205
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    My machine connected over the wirelesss network this one:

    IP: 192.168.1.50
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.2

    With this setting I cannot see the first machine.

    Only if I plug it directly into the bridge that is connected to the RV042:
    Then I get these numbers and can connect to the first machine:

    IP: 192.168.1.102
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    If it is not the gateway, what then?

    ralph
     
  7. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    Disable the DHCP on the WRK54G, make a LAN-to-LAN connection between the routers. If static, the gateway on all computers shd be the RV.
     

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