Two Routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by zachaller, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. zachaller

    zachaller Network Guru Member

    Ok i just got my wireless router i have an RV042 and a WRT54G i am trying to get these to together but with no luck. I have The RV042 as the gatway router and the WRT54G pluged into the LAN port on the RV042 set with an IP matching then network of the RV042 I also inabled RIP on both routers and have also tried static routing a bit with no luck i can sometimes get the routers to ping eachother but i can not get workstations on the diffrent routers to talk nor can i access the internet behind the WRT54G any help would be appreciated

    RV042 - -
    1)WRT54G - -

    WRT54G - -
    1)Computer -

    WAN on WRT54G
    IP ADDY -
    SUB -

    I really have no idea why this should not work
  2. Zion

    Zion Guest

    Try to change your subnet from to
  3. zachaller

    zachaller Network Guru Member

    Never mind i figured it out stupid me i had to set the WRT54G to gateway mode not router because i am using the wan port still
  4. SankarDada

    SankarDada Network Guru Member

    cascading Router

    if you want to cascade two routers,Both the routers should be in same network with different Ip address,and you need to disable dhcp server in one of the router.And you need connect from Lan to Lan.

    If the Ip address of RVO42 is:
    change the Ip address of WRT54g: and there is an option dhcp server on the WRT54g router ,disable dhcp server, and then connect cable from Lan port no 4 of RV042 to Lan port no of WRT54g.So that all the devices get an Ip address from RV042 and all the devices can communicate with each other.
  5. zimdba

    zimdba Guest

    Doesn't this solution eliminate one of the benefits of Static DHCP from the Linksys?

    Is there a way to do this, but use DHCP from the Linksys?

    I'm trying to accomplish the same thing using an Actiontec DSL modem, connected to a WRT54G. And I would much rather use the administration features of the WRT54G and have the Actiontec be a "dumb" pass-through device.
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