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Port forwarding with more than on device

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by thelost, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. thelost

    thelost LI Guru Member

    I have Tomato 1.14 running on a Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL router. It is in turn connected to a BT Homehub router (read, piece of crap) which acts as a Modem/Router.

    I would like to be able to forward ports to use services like bittorrent, but the docs for Tomato aren't extensive.

    My networking knowledge is limited unfortunately. So I'll ask some questions and hopefully it'll make more sense afterwards.

    1) Should the tomato router act as a bridge?
    1a) if so, what mode do I set it to? 'Wireless Ethernet Bridge' or 'Access point + WDS'?

    2) Should I only forward ports on the BT homehub if the Tomato router is acting as a bridge?
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Can you not turn the BT into a bridge instead and gain the full benefit of Tomato?
  3. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    1) If having all computers on the same subnet is of taste for u, then set the tomato router to act as the bridge so as to make things convenient.
    1a) This depends on whether any wireless clients need to connect to the tomato router. If no, then u can use 'Wireless Ethernet Bridge' mode, as in this mode, the tomato router will not be able to be accessed by wireless clients directly. If u need wireless clients to connect to the tomato router, then set it to be 'Access point + WDS'.

    2) If u use bridge mode, there is no need to forward ports since all computers are in the same subnet, and the forwarding is all done by the gateway router.
  4. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Some people have no choice but to use the WRT54G in bridge mode and not the other way around, because some gateway routers are not configurable as bridge mode.
  5. thelost

    thelost LI Guru Member

    ok I've fixed it all. it was a port conflict and nothing more. thanks for all your help.

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