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Linksys BE** WAN Port Connected to LAN

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by sbnt, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. sbnt

    sbnt Network Guru Member

    Can a Linksys router's WAN port be connected to a LAN? I.e. use the router to bridge two networks etc?

    It seems that the BEFSX41 can only talk to a cable modem, which doesn't make sense to me. When I plug the router into my network I can access it with my laptop to its internal addres, but the network can not access it using the WAN IP. Someone suggested that it is the protocal used to talk on the WAN port, but I thought cable modems and such just used basic TCP/IP, thus why you can also just connect a pc directly to the cable modem as well
     
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    the wan port is essentially a seperate interface and it's setup to route between the lan and the wan ports, I don't think you can get custom firmware for that router so you won't be able to do anything about that... it' will also be doing NAT out that port so thats going to make a real mess out of things, also everything ont he WAN port will have to be on a different subnet than everything on the LAN port or packets won't be routed between them..
     

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