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Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Wahooo, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Wahooo

    Wahooo Addicted to LI Member

    Hi evroyne!

    I just flashed my Linksys router with the tomato firmware , evrything works great!
    Here is my problem .. I can only access the "webadmin menu" from the 4 internal networks plugs , but i need to access it from the "internet network plug" . how can i do it? some port forwarding?


    Alex :biggrin:
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    plugs? you mean ports?

    the WAN port can be used to access the WebGUI by enabling Remote adminstration.
  3. Wahooo

    Wahooo Addicted to LI Member


    I can enter the menu if i plugin my lancable in "lan ports 1-4" .. but if i use the WAN port i cant enter it.
    I allready activaded "remore administration" on port 8080 , but it dont work..
    I cant even ping the router .. it just say timeout

    help please :tongue:
  4. gregg098

    gregg098 LI Guru Member

    Goto the admin page and select HTTP or HTTPS under remote access. Note the port listed under it (default is 8080). Then you can goto http://<your ip>:8080 (or https:// if you chose that) and access the webgui. Make sure you choose a very secure password.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    The WAN port has to get its IP either from an external DHCP or it has to be hard coded. Likewise for the PC. You normally would not plug a PC directly into the WAN port.
  6. Wahooo

    Wahooo Addicted to LI Member

    I use the router as a access point , The "WAN port" goes into my MOdem/router ,and my naibour use the wireless service so he can check emails and stuff.the propblem is the router is on my roof i mounted it into one of this waterproof boxes + a 80x80 fan so it hopyfully it dont crash.i just have one lan cable up to my roof so it pluged into the Wan port of the router from my Model/router downstairs.

    so the only way to access the router is only over the WAn port for me, or i have to go upstairs and use the wireless lan connection and login there to check the status of the router.. but this is kind of enoying just to see if evrything works fine ..

    I set a static ip to the WAN port its...
    ROuter lan settings :Dhcp range -
    WebGUI :eek:n

    The strange thing is like i sayed before i cant ping the router over theWAN port.And i allready actived the "remote access" option on http 8080

    So the right ip to access the router from down here must be
    "" but it dont work.

    Mabye some firewall settings? open ports?

    helllppppp :biggrin:
  7. chiefbb

    chiefbb Network Guru Member


    The setup I am suggesting will bypass the routing and firewall functionality of the device you are using as an AP, allowing it to function soley as an AP, but still maintain access to the webgui. Instead of plugging the AP into the modem/router via the WAN port, connect it via one of the LAN ports. You shouldn't be using any of the physical ports on the AP, except as a way to connct between the AP and modem/router.

    If you do it this way, you can turn off the remote administration part.

    This should be all you need to place in the web browsers address bar to administrate the AP from your downstair computer:

  8. nvtweak

    nvtweak LI Guru Member

    Using 192.168.1.x for both LAN and WAN segments is improper configuration. WAN and LAN subnets should be different.


    WAN =
    LAN =

    Subnet mask can be in each case.

    Once you have this configured from LAN side, you plug into WAN port and go

    Pings are probably blocked by the firewall anyway. This is irrelevant.
  9. gregg098

    gregg098 LI Guru Member

    Wahoo, I didnt understand what you were trying to do initially, but chiefbb's suggestion will work way better.

    On the access point, set WAN/Internet Type to Disabled, set the IP address to, keep the subnet the way it is (, then use as the gateway and as the first static DNS option. Then uncheck DHCP server (as the main router will assign ip addresses), ensure your wireless settings are good, and then Save settings. You will now have to reconnect to the new ip address of Then, go to the Advanced -> Routing page and set the mode to Router.

    I have a setup like this in my house with two access points. Only the main router connected to my cable modem has DHCP enabled.

    Now, to access the webgui, from any pc connected to the network, just goto
  10. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Wahooo, are u trying to use the WAN port as another LAN port?
  11. Wahooo

    Wahooo Addicted to LI Member

    hi again!

    The thing with the box outside in the sun dont worked out well.. the router crashed like evry 10 minutes it was way to hot for the linksys .. anyway i bought a diffrent access point now from conceptronic and build it in the case, thisone works perfectly with no crash´s
    I banned the linksys one in my apartment again , no more outsider area for it! :biggrin:

    Thanks for your help anyway


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