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WRT54G to WGT624 Wirelessly?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by stc_vmax, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    I have a WGT624 connected to a linksys cable modem. I would like to setup my WRT54G to connect wirelessly to the WGT624. Then I would like to connect our XBOX or laptop to the lan ports of the WRT54G, I have installed Satori 4 on the WRT54G but can't get things to work. I am a newbi at this whole networking thing, sorry to admit! Can someone help me get things going if at all possible with the harware at hand?
     
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you get the WRT54G into client mode you should be able to have it llog into your other router wirelessly and then you can plug whatever wired devices into the lan ports on the wrt for internet access..
    I believe you can trn on client mode int he wireless section just select client instead of AP afaik, i've never done it but I know theres alot of articles about doing it you should be able to find with a search.
     
  3. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    WRT54G

    I currently have the WRT54G setup for client mode with associating AP of 192.168.0.1 and using the same password, and ssid as the Netgear router. I have the security disabled on both routers (no WEP or WPA). The local IP address for the WRT54G is set to 192.168.0.20 subnet 255.255.255.0 which will not conflict with the Netgear router's 192.168.0.1 address. Also, I have the wireless MAC address for the WRT54G put into the MAC filter table I have setup on the Netgear. I set the LAN addapter on my laptop to a static 192.168.0.100 with subnet 255.255.255.0 and the gateway as 192.168.0.1. I can ping the WRT54G at 192.168.0.20 but can not ping the Netgear 192.168.0.1. Either I missed something really silly or this setup will not work with the hardware I have. Any idea's will be greatly appreciated!
     
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    can you ping the netgear from the WRT itself?
     
  5. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    WRT54G

    I have not tried that. Could you explain how that's done from the routers menu? I'm at work currently and not near the router at this time. I will definitely try to do this when I get home. Thanks for you replies!
     
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I don't know exactly how sveasofts firmware is setup I run wifibox, you can either turn on telnet and telnet into it and then ping ip or you can see if theres a ping section or a run a command section in the web interface...
     
  7. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    WRT54G will work with WGT624 however...

    First I would like to thank Guyfromhe for the replies! I found that even though I had MAC filtering setup on the Netgear with the MAC address of the Linksys WRT, I could not communicate. I disabled the MAC filtering on the Netgear and now everything works fine. However, I'm not confortable leaving the system open for my neighbors to play with. I did try to enable MAC filtering on both the WRT and the WGT with each others MAC addresses put into the table but that didn't work either. Any ideas?
     
  8. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    you're completly sure you have your wireleess interface mac address in there and not your wired interface?
     
  9. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    Just to be safe I added both MAC addresses listed on the WRT54G's local and wireless pages. From the WGT624, I took the LAN MAC address and added it to the WRT54G's MAC filter list.
     
  10. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    does the netgear show the wrt as an active client when it is linked?
     
  11. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    It currently shows the MAC address of the WAN for the Linksys? I didn't try this address in the MAC filtering! I will try again to enable both routers with MAC filtering and add all three MAC addesses associated with them in each others tables. Maybe this will work!
     
  12. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    let me know what happens
     
  13. stc_vmax

    stc_vmax Network Guru Member

    Turns out that the problem was the loop back feature! I disabled loopback and re-enabled mac filtering on both routers and now everything works! With DHCP enabled on both routers, the XBox and my laptop will pull IP's from the Netgear via the Linksys! Even the DNS server information from the Netgear gets pulled. The DHCP addresses for the WRT should 192.168.0.100-125. The DHCP addressed from the WGT are 192.168.0.2-25. My XBOX gets a 192.168.0.3 from the Netgear and a similar IP address for my laptop. I was under the impression that the DHCP would come from the WRT. Either way, it works great! The Linksys WRT54G with Satori firmware is awesome! Thank you again Guyfromhe for the feedback. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information on my setup
     
  14. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    Good to hear you got it working, enjoy :)
     
  15. mingkee

    mingkee Network Guru Member

    I also connect successfully to my WGT624
    but I use WAP54G instead, though I have WRT54G
     

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