WRT54GS work from powered off PC?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by DaveN, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. DaveN

    DaveN Network Guru Member

    Perhaps a silly question, but will my WRT54GS still work if it is connected to a PC that has been powered off? I am having problems getting the WRT54GS installed on my main XP box (probably because it has two NICs installed) and I was wondering if I could use the other XP PC that is also connected to my ADSL modem/router. I could find this out for myself, but it means moving lots of stuff around in the office to get everything connected. Thanks.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you are using Windows ICS the computer that the WRT54GS is connected to through it WAN port must be on. With ICS the router is connected to a PC with two Ethernet Ports. One port is connected to the Internet and you have set it to share the Internet connection. The other NIC is where you connect your WRT56GS. ICS will assign a address to that NIC. Usually if you have a router modem and it is handling the connection and is a DHCP derver, you connect the WRT54GS to the modem/router through one of its LAN ports and you disable the DHCP server on the WRT54GSm you assign a local address for the WRT54GS that does not conflict with the of the DHCP server on the modem/router or the local address of the modem/router, but in the same subnet. For example if the modem router has local address of and distributes IP Addresses in the and up. You can assign a local address of the WRT54GS at 192-168.1.2, with a mask of
    On the advanced routing selection, you set the WRT54GS as a router and save all your setting.

    If you want you can set the ASDL modem/router to bridge mode and have the WRT54GS act as the Gateway and the DHCP server and handle the PPOE logon. You havve to connect through the WAN port in this case.
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