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WRT54G and BT Home Hub

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by martin4x4, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. martin4x4

    martin4x4 Network Guru Member

    I have just received a BT Home Hub, but as this does not provide WPA2 security I would like to use my WRT54G to provide the wireless network. I would then disable the wireless on the BT Home Hub.

    I have tried this by connecting between the BT Home Hub and the Internet socket of the WAG54G. The wireless works fine with a much stronger signal but I don't get the internet connection.

    I am sure this is a simple setting issue but being a newbie I don't know what I need to reconfigure on the WAG54G to make this receive the internet signal from the BT Home hub.

    My other reason for using the WAG is that I want to extend the range with an outdoor external antenna which the fixed one on the BT home hub will not allow.
  2. MAS3

    MAS3 LI Guru Member

    Try connecting through one of the LAN ports, and switch DHCP off in your linksys router.
    Now you should get your IP from your modem and you are on the same network as the other wired devices are.
    This is an advantage in case you want to use shared folders and stuff in your internal network.
    Connecting it through the LAN port would separate wired and wireless networks, and in case these neworks are both in the same range (192.168.1.x), you'll get some pretty interesting trouble.

    Ofcourse it should also be possible to try to go for two networks i suppose one in the range 192.168.1.x, and the other one in 10.0.0.x.
    You could then use DHCP on both BT thingy and linksys router.

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