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'Use WAN port for LAN'

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by JRatron, May 12, 2014.

  1. JRatron

    JRatron Network Newbie Member

    Hi all,
    I have a WRT54G V2 running Tomato V1.28
    I use it solely to extend my house network into my workshop. The house network has an ADSL router which handles all routing, internet access, dhcp etc
    I have a single cat5 cable from the house to workshop and into the WAN port of the WRT54G and have it set up as a wireless access point. DHCP is turned off, WAN/Internet type is set to disabled and 'Use WAN port for LAN' is ticked.

    Now this all works just great, the WRT54G provides wifi access in the workshop and passes all dhcp requests and routing to the house network. Great :)

    But... it seems that because I set 'Use WAN port for LAN' this disables the 4 x LAN ports on the device. Ideally I'd like it to act as a switch, so I can also use these extra 4 ports.
    Is this possible?
    I've tried a couple of different ways, but I seem to be missing a trick somewhere...

  2. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Serious Server Member

    You could try leaving the WAN port out of the mix and just use the 4 remaining LAN ports. Plug the uplink into one of those LAN ports. That will at least give you 3 LAN ports to use instead of 0.
  3. darkknight93

    darkknight93 Networkin' Nut Member

    i think this is specific to your Hardware model. on my asus Routers i used this Setup with all 5 "LAN" ports running
  4. EOC_Jason

    EOC_Jason Networkin' Nut Member

    Have you tried using a newer / different firmware? Like maybe one of Shibby's or Toastman's?
  5. remlei

    remlei Networkin' Nut Member

    try adjusting the VLAN configuration and see if that works
  6. Dr Strangelove

    Dr Strangelove Networkin' Nut Member

    Have a Linksys E900 running Toastman TomatoUSB v1.28.0503 connected via Ethernet from a Linksys E4200 LAN port.
    Use merged WAN and LAN ports on E900 as an extension of the E4200 LAN with WDS for WiFi.
    Works well with great 2.4GHz WiFi hand-off.
    Just need WAN port to be part of the primary bridge group.
  7. JRatron

    JRatron Network Newbie Member

    simple and effective :)
    that worked a treat, thanks Joe
    JoeDirte likes this.

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