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VLAN to switch WAN port?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by phiberoptik, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. phiberoptik

    phiberoptik Guest

    I read on a earlier post that someone's WAN port went out due to a lightning strike. They said they used DD-WRT and the VLAN section to switch their ports.

    I flashed my WRT54GS V2 to DD-WRT, changed in VLAN the W to VLAN0 and moved port 4 to VLAN 1. Basically flip-flopped them.

    Since I run a static IP on my workstation, I was able to still get into the router, plugged into LAN Port 1. But, not able to pull a WAN IP nor get on the internet.

    I did however notice that when I set to DHCP, I would pull an external 65.* IP address, so the router was just acting as a switch.

    I also noticed when I set my IP back to static I was able to get back into the router, but in any port I could get to the router, even the one moved to a different VLAN.

    It was almost like the VLAN settings wern't working.

    If I was in LAN port 4, which I moved off VLAN 0 to 1, I shouldn't be able to get into the router at right? Without a static route or something..

    Either way, anyone have any ideas on how I can move my WAN port to a LAN port? Save me some money ;)


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