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How to setup the following (WRT54G)?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Dasamuka, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Dasamuka

    Dasamuka LI Guru Member

    Hi, I hope this question is in the correct group. I'm unexperienced in networking and I'm stuck with the following.

    I have a wireless (WAN) network where the antenne has an router build in and is dhcp enabled. I'm not able to control anything in this router. Now I want to connect my WRT54G to it in order to share the internet connection with my own wireless network. The providers router assigns ip-adresses from
    The provider told me to plug the cable in a network port, give the router an ip adres in the 192.168.0.XXX range and disable the DHCP functionality. This works! But the speed of the internet connection is dramatic! 1,8Kbs is the best I can get down and 400Kbs up.

    Now I also have a second NIC in my system and thought, it should be possible to have the wireless network on that NIC and the internet on the other NIC. The only thing is, I don't know how to do this :confused: . As soon as I put the router into the NIC I lose my internet connection.

    Is there someone around here who can guide me through this TCP/IP stuff for my computer and which settings to make on the WRT54G :thumbup: since this is way out of my league.

    Resuming: PC with 2 NIC's, 1 to a router from the provider and 1 to my WRT54G in order to share the internet wireless with the rest of the family.

    Many thanks in advance,

  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    You can do this without any problem if these routers are on different subnets, meaning that the Router from the provider is configured to 192.168.0.X with DHCP enabled and the WRT54G is set to 192.168.1.X again with DHCP enabled. Your computer should know to use the Providers Router as the Gateway for the internet
  3. Dasamuka

    Dasamuka LI Guru Member

    Thanks for this very quick response. There are absolutely no settings I have to do? Just plug in the cable in one NIC and my own router in the other and it should work?

    I think I tried this allready and the problem is that I'm unable to connect to my router once I plug in the cable from the provider. My PC gets an ip and I'm no longer able to connect to my router on ip

    My laptop does get an ip adres from the linksys but when I trie to connect to the internet it just sits and waits even without telling unable to connect.

    Should the router be configured as a router or gateway and should I have to put any settings in that section?

    Sorry for all these questions but I try to understand what I have to do to make this work.

  4. Dasamuka

    Dasamuka LI Guru Member

    Ok what was the issue......

    My 10/100/1000Mb nic had a problem communicating with the Spanish router. Switched it with an very old nic and it all works fine.

    Just wanted to let you know.

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