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ICS with WRT54G

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by Smoeller00, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Smoeller00

    Smoeller00 Guest

    Hi everbody,
    I have 2 Computers:
    - PC1 is connected to the Internet via Modem (56k).
    - PC2 has the WRT54G attached via LAN.
    - The connection between PC1 and PC2 is a WLAN-Connection (dhcp & WEP working without any problems).
    Now I just want to run Internet Connection Sharing (ICS with WinXP Prof) on PC1 to get PC2 online. How do I configure the WRT54G to do this? I know that Gateway-Mode is the wrong one and that I just need routing, right?
    Any suggestions are welcome!

  2. Taz480

    Taz480 LI Guru Member

    Im wondering, was this ever resolved???
    I am trying to do the exact same thing. Same router. Only difference is my host pc is on ethernet and clients are wireless.
    I only need to do it for a couple weeks. Im getting HughesNet sat internet but until then, I'd like to continue sharing my dial-up. My network is good and working fine. Just can't get dial-up connection on host to the 2 clients.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  4. Taz480

    Taz480 LI Guru Member

    Thank you for the link. Actually I already fixed it. I knew something was going on with DHCP. I thought changing my WRT54G to a router instead of gateway was enough. Heh, my first router.:wink:
    I found this:
    courtesy of:
    I did sort of the same thing. I connected my ethernet cable from the host PC to port 4. Not sure why that matters. Anyway, I re-ran Network setup Wizaed on all 3 machines again to reset my network. I set the router as a router, not gateway. I forced the host PC's IP to I disabled DHCP in the router. BAM!!!!
    Cruisin, now!:thumbup:
    Thanx for the reply and the link. I'll stick around since I got a linksys router, now. I really got it for high speed cuz we're getting satellite internet in a couple weeks. But I'm a true geek. Have issue, must fix it!! Forums are always better resource than anything else. I belong to a ton of forums for everything from my computers to my vehicles. I'm also a moderator at one. Check my site. Hit the website button in my profile. Anyway, thanx for havin me!! See ya round!!
  5. Taz480

    Taz480 LI Guru Member

    I don't know what plugging the host computer's cat5 into port 4 was all about. Just for fun, I plugged it back into port 1 and she's still flyin!
    Just wanted to share that.:thumbup:
  6. mercat

    mercat Guest

    What about wireless?

    Thanks for this link--very helpful. However, it provides instructions for setting up ICS with a wired router. Will the same steps work with a wireless router? My situation is this: Using a Sprint AirCard 595U for Internet service and want to port that out to a wireless router so other PCs in the house can access the signal. I've purchased a WRT54G wireless router, but had no luck setting it up last night. In fact, I've apparently mucked something up badly, as I can't even access the router set-up menu now by punching its IP into IE. Help!

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