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Router vs. Gateway help

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by adurity, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. adurity

    adurity Guest

    Currently, I have my WRT54GS setup as a Gateway (under Advanced Settings >> Operating Mode. I believe I want to switch it to routing mode, however when I do so, the connection to the WAN stops working (with RIP set to LAN and Wireless).

    What I am looking to do is have the clients connected to the router pass through the router and get their IP addresses from the WAN (a larger university network). Currently the IPs are DHCP assigned from the router. Essentially, I want the clients of the router to become clients of the larger network, just with an added firewall. Essentially I want the router to act like an expensive switch. Is this possible?

    Thank you,
  2. matmanscott

    matmanscott Guest

    Router vs Gateway


    I am running into a similar situation. I was trying to replace my linksys BEFW11S4 11.b wireless with the WRT54G. The WRT54G requires a selection of gateway or router. When I select gateway, all my wireless and directly connected PCs are good, but my other subnets hard connected via Cisco 2500 routers cannot get on the internet. They are however able to ping the IP address I have assigned to the WRT54G. The routing table does not show any of the subnets so I am thinking that in gateway mode, RIP is not running. I attempted to create some static routes, but was unsuccessful.

    If I select router, I build a nice routing table, can get all over the network, but all PCs are unable to get on the internet.

    I have new respect for my old BEFW11S4 11.b, and am very surprised, after looking around these message boards that there are not a lot more people having this problem. Am I missing something??

    I am curious if any of the other non linksys code would help here, allowing the WRT54G to operate as a gateway and router at the same time.

    Sorry I don't have a solution for you Adurity, I just thought I would add my similar sad story.

    Good luck,

  3. Fivern

    Fivern Guest

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