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New Setup - Need Help

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by lynk, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. lynk

    lynk Guest

    For 5 years I have run a wireless bridge using 2 Linksys WRT54G v3 with the v3.01.3 - HyperWRT 2.0, Feb. 7, 2005 firmware. It was setup to share a Direcway internet connection. The first box was connected to the modem and had DHCP Server enabled. The second box had DHCP Server disabled and was able to connect wired computers to the shared internet connection. (wireless didn't work at the location with the second box)

    A few years later we switched internet providers and once again simply connected box one to the modem and everything still worked.

    We are now hooked up to Comcast triple play which was hooked up with a Netgear WNR3500 Rangemax router. I attempted to use the same bridge by disconnecting the Netgear router and plugging the modem into box 1. I got nothing, so I reset the Comcast box which from what I read should help, but still nothing even when I released and renewed DHCP. (Comcast did not leave username and password for the Netgear router, so I am not sure how useful that will be in trying to get this working)

    I am not sure what the easiest way to get this running would be. Ideally what I would like to do is keep the Netgear router running, hop (with a cable) from it to the first linksys box and have that extend the internet connection to the second box. It would be extremely useful if I could connect to the internet wirelessly with my laptop at the remote location where the second box is.

    Is this just wishful thinking, or is there a way to make this happen? I am completely willing to change the firmware if necessary, but would prefer to keep what is on there if possible (a hate to run the risk of turning these things into paperweights!). Thanks for any ideas and help you can give. - Lynk
  2. jed_99

    jed_99 Addicted to LI Member

    I'd reflash your router with Teddy Bear's Tomato, and then setup your WRT54G - very easy.

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