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Sharing with wireless client

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ac-t660, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. ac-t660

    ac-t660 Addicted to LI Member

    I’m trying to figure out what I’ve got wrong with my setup. I would like to configure my routers so I can share folders between my laptop and desktop. I’ve got a desktop which is wired to a Linksys WRT54GS ( configured as a wireless client (with Tomato). This router and my laptop connect wirelessly to a Linksys WRT54GL ( (also running Tomato configured as an access point) to get to my cable modem.

    If I hook the laptop up to the GS via cat5, then I can share just fine, so I know my windows firewall is set right. I assume it must be the firewall on the GS, but I’ve tried adjusting all the settings under Advanced – Firewall on both routers and still can’t see the desktop or even the client router over the network. I also tried to enable DMZ for the desktop computer ip or router ip’s, but that didn’t seem to do it either. I’m not sure exactly what I’m doing…

    Can anyone tell me what settings I need to be able to make this work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ac-t660

    ac-t660 Addicted to LI Member

    In case I wasn't clear on how everything is hooked up, I made this diagram:

    Attached Files:

  3. Armand1234

    Armand1234 Addicted to LI Member

    Im a newbie just like you, and maybe im wrong but, did you try to put all devices in same subnet 192.168.1.XXX
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  4. bswenso2

    bswenso2 Addicted to LI Member

    Looks like your wireless client is on the wrong subnet. Try
  5. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Wireless client mode will, by nature, have them on different subnets with a NAT in between (don't try to put them on the same subnet using wireless client mode). Perhaps what you want is the WRT54GL in WDS+AP mode and the WRT54GS in WDS mode. This will have everybody on the same subnet and able to talk to each other.
  6. bswenso2

    bswenso2 Addicted to LI Member

    Ah, my bad. In this situation wouldn't Wireless Ethernet Bridge suit their needs better?
  7. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    I think it would work as well. I think it would be functionally identical.
  8. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Here is an old thread that talks about the different wireless modes. Be sure to read the entire thread (it's not that long).

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