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WRT54G as a AP?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by JeFFJuH, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member

    Hello everyone,

    Soon I will be getting an ADSL2+ connection, and the modem that will be provided is already a router.
    I've heard that connecting a router (Linksys) to a router/modem combination will cause trouble, and will slow down the connection.

    Is there a way to let the WRT54G act as a Access Point, so that the router functionality will be disabled.

    Please let me know if this is possible.

    Thanks in advance!

    // Jeffrey
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Connect to the WRT54G through a wired connection and enter the IP address 192.168.1.1 after powering up the router. You should not be connected to your modem/router at this time. You will be prompted for a password. The defaull Linksys password is "admin" in lowercase and without the quotes. You should set the WAN port to DHCP. You should disable the DHCP server on the WRT54G and save your setting. If your router/modem combination uses the IP Address 192.168.1.1 change the IP Address of the router to 192.168.1.2. It should not be in the range of the addresses that your modem/router issues. In Advanced Router setting, change the setting from Gateway and save the setting. Set up the wireless, by specifying an SS-ID, channel and encryption and save the setting. Power down the WRT54G and connect the WRT54G through one of the LAN ports and power it back up. The WRT54G should function as an access point and you should be able to connect to it. You should use the best encryption your equipment will support. You should change the password for the WRT54G. I would not bother to disable SSID broadcast, since the SSID is readily obtain.
     
  3. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member


    Thanks for your explaination. Do I have to connect the modem to the WAN/Internet port of the router, or just to one of the LAN ports?
     
  4. dre2day

    dre2day Network Guru Member

    sounds like you would connect it to the internet port of the linksys rotuer
     
  5. doppler

    doppler Network Guru Member

    one of the LAN ports obviosly
     
  6. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    I wouldn't recommend connecting it to the Internet/WAN port of the WRT54G(S). Because this port is limited to 10 MBit/s and I think ADSL2+ is 24 MBit/s, isn't it? (at least 24 Mbit/s is, what's going to be available here in germany under the name ADSL2+).

    All other ports are capable of 100 MBit/s.
     
  7. dre2day

    dre2day Network Guru Member

    Woops i was wrong. My bad. Did seem like it would be connected to the internet since it was a modem anyways.
     

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