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WRT54G / Solwise 715 Problems

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by cjc1664, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. cjc1664

    cjc1664 Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    Hope this is the correct place to post this. I recently borrowed a WRT54G to have a bit of a play around with wireless networking, and am having a few problems.

    My current setup is plusnet DSL -> Solwise 715 (Wired) with the Solwise operating as DHCP server. The PC behind is also set up to use DHCP.

    I connected the 54G to the solwise following the installation instructions, and connected the PC to the 54G. I can see the 54G and obtain an IP address, but can't ping the 715 or get out on the internet. I've tried all sorts of combinations - setting the 54G to be the DHCP server, setting the 715 to do that, using a static IP on the PC, running from the installation disk, all to no avail. The one and only time I managed to access the internet I had the PC set up for static IP, ran the installation, swapped to dynamic as prompted, but then when I went back to the 54G web page, changed the timezone and saved, it stopped working!

    Does anyone else run this type of setup? Or is there a dummy's guide to configuring the system? Ideally, I'd like the wired connections to run from the 715 with wireless from the 54G. Is this possible? I read somewhere that someone had just forwarded all traffic to the 54G, leaving the modem/router as just a router. Would this be more appropriate?

    Any help gratefully received.

    cjc
     
  2. cjc1664

    cjc1664 Network Guru Member

    problems .. resolved .. but ..

    Hello again.

    I managed to get everything working by plugging the 715 into a standard ethernet port on the 54G, NOT the internet port (seemed a sensible option at the time ....) and setting everything to use static IP. However, now when I try and set 128 bit WEP up, I can't browse to the setup page. My main PC is plugged into the solwise, which is then connected to the 54G.

    Any ideas?

    cjc.
     

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