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Wireless in a Wired Network

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by nghtstr, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. nghtstr

    nghtstr Network Guru Member

    Ok, here is the skinny on this. I have a Linux Firewall that I really like to keep as my main Firewall/Router. However, I would like to add Wireless capabilities to this. So I bought the WRT54G, and upgraded its firmware to v4.20. Ok, now that is all established, let me tell you hom my network is setup:

    Linux Firewall (Static IP)
    --- Hardware Switch (that has been in use)
    ------ Computer A (Static IP)
    ------ Computer B (Static IP)
    ------ Linksys WRT54G (Static IP)
    ---------- Computer C (Static IP)

    Computer D (DHCP assigned by Linksys)

    Basically it is like this, I have a switch connected to my Linux Firewall. On that switch, I have two computers, plus the Linksys. Connected to the WIRED ports of the Linksysy, I have one other computer (Computer C). That computer can connect to the internet, if I set as my gateway the Linux Firewall.

    now, my wireless section is where things go funky. The Wireless can connect to the Linksys, it can ping the computer that is on the Wired part of the Linksys, it can ping the Linux Firewall, but it CANNOT ping the outside world, nor can it connect to any pages from the outside world.

    I am wondering if I need to setup a static route on the Linksys. Thank you all in advance for any help that I can get.
  2. elnino

    elnino Network Guru Member

    Under Setup -> Advanced Routing on the WRT54G, do you have it setup as Gateway or Router?
  3. nghtstr

    nghtstr Network Guru Member

    Yes, right now it is set as a Router, and not a Gateway.

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