WRT54G as wirless link to lan only

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by borderline, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. borderline

    borderline Network Guru Member

    Hi, I'm having trouble setting my WRT54G to act as a simple link between my wired network and my wirless.

    . . . |
    [Slackware Box - DHCP 192.168.0.*]
    . . . |
    . . [LAN] -- (LAN clients)
    . . . |
    [WRT54G as a LAN client]
    . . . |
    (I want my Slackware DHCP server to distribute IPs to wireless clients)

    What I want is for my linksys to simply link my wireless clients to my slackbox. I want the slackbox to handle the DHCP.

    Can this be done? Or do I have to allow the linksys to handle DHCP for wireless and simple route all wireless to the 192.168.0.* network? If so how do i go about it?
  2. Jogobo

    Jogobo Network Guru Member

    Setting the WRT up as Access Point should do the trick.

    Just my 2 €-cents.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

  4. borderline

    borderline Network Guru Member

    Thanks guys I figured it out. I had the switch connected to the WAN port on the router. Turns out that needs to be plug into a regular hub port.
  5. lou3622

    lou3622 Network Guru Member


    I just followed borderline's instructions and it seems to be working correctly. After plugging into the lan port, it seems to me that the linksys is no longer taking an IP and therefore I can't configure it further. How do I set it up so it takes an IP and i can play with it.

    I did a port scan through my whole 192.168 net just to make sure and it didn't show up.
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