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WRT54G LAN subnet mask issue

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by adamchen, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. adamchen

    adamchen LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G, I would like to set its LAN IP with subnet mask to match my LAN network subnet settings, but I can not find it on the dropdown list. How can I do now? I would like WRT54G to act like a WAP54G, a wireless bridge only. Is there way to do this? Please let me know. Any answer is appreicate.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you turn off dhcp it will act as a wireless bridge, it won't connect wirelessly to another router though, you need to wire it to the other one, assuming thats what you want to do.

    You can't set the lan subnet mask to that, why do you need to do that?
  3. adamchen

    adamchen LI Guru Member

    Yes. I did turn of DHCP option. I don't want to use WAN port. I just like to let it act as a wireless bridge, but the problem I encountered is when I configue a static LAN IP with mask, it can not be reached from LAN machines.
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    the 4 lan ports and the wireless are bridged together, if DHCP is off and you plug something into a lan port that supplies DHCP it should allow you to access that network (which is likely the internet) if thats the case then don't worry about getting to the router, your really only using it as a wireless birdge, if you really need to get in to change settings, set a static IP on your computer in it's subnet...
    alternatively get some 3rd party firmwrae that will allow a broader subnet mask, however you really shouldn't haev to change settings on the router that ofetn..
  5. adamchen

    adamchen LI Guru Member

    I agree your point of view. I will try. BTW, do you know what 3rd firmware is allowed me to set subnet mask?
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I only use 2 firmwares myself... wifibox and openwrt.
    wifibox is out of development and has been for years and openwrt doesn't have a web interface.
    you can set it up on either of those, any 3rd party should work if you set your routers IP from a shell prompt rather than through the web interface.

    Anyway i'm off to bed no more answers tonight :)
  7. HillJack

    HillJack Network Guru Member

    DD-WRT appears to permit setting the requested subnet; all four quads are editable in the Subnet Mask config.

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