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Using WRT54GX ver. 2 as a WAP on a LAN no routing

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by BlackFang, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. BlackFang

    BlackFang Network Guru Member

    Hi guys,

    I did search for this topic and found a few posts, but no complete answer, so I'm trying again.

    I have a Linksys WRT54GX ver. 2 SRX router (latest US firmware ver. 2.00.8 ). I would like to put it on a LAN and turn it into an access point only (routing is already handled). I have been testing by using my laptop which has two NICs (one onboard and one in a docking station), one connected directly to the WRT54GX and one to the LAN, and a Linksys WPC55AG ver. 1.1 notebook wifi card. Every time I have tried so far, I have not been successful. I have disabled DHCP and NAT, and assigned an external static IP to the wap that matches our network. After that, I cannot contact it and must reset it. I have also tested it directly on a switch on the LAN. I have made sure the NIC directly connected to it has a static IP.

    Notes: Our LAN uses a subnet of 255.255.0.0 which the internal IP address of this router apparently doesn't handle. Tthey have predefined subnets and don't allow you to type it in, which I find most annoying. Could this be my problem and is there a way around it? If anyone could help me figure out how to get this thing to work as just a WAP (it was purchased primarily for range, and not by me) I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. BlackFang

    BlackFang Network Guru Member

    Nobody knows the answer to this one? I could really use some help here.
     

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