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WRT54GS/WRT54G Help Needed

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by idjpg85, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. idjpg85

    idjpg85 LI Guru Member

    Ok, this setup I have may sound crazy...

    I have a WRT54GS v5 router running Linksys' Firmware v1.52.2 (herein referred to as Router1) Into this comes my cable internet connection. This is where my home WiFi comes from. There is no encryption on it (I know, I know). This router is in the basement.

    On my main desktop, which is on the second floor, I have a WiFi card that connects to Router1. I have just added a second computer on this floor. My main desktop and this second computer are connected to each other using a WRT54G v3 running Tomato Firmware v1.07.1039 (herein referred to as Router2) via hardwire in ports 1 and 2.

    What I need to be able to do is get internet access to my second computer. I've read a bit on this but my head is spinning and I could use some help. I think I might need to set up a WDS of some sort, but haven't the foggiest how to get things to cooperate to do so. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Router 1 does not have WDS. If you flash it with Tomato, things will go much easier.
  3. idjpg85

    idjpg85 LI Guru Member

    Correct me if I am wrong, but since Router1 is v5, I cannot use Tomato on it.
  4. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    I was looking at your firmware version and missed the V5, but you are correct, it does not support it. I don't think there is any way to make the 2 routers communicate wirelessly no matter how you switch them around. To get the internet working on the second PC, you will probably need to bridge the network adaptors on the first PC which essentially gives you a 2 port hub with one wireless port and one wired port. The second pc will then obtain service via the wireless card of the first pc. You might consider using the Tomato router for your primary router to gain the benefits of the Tomato firmware such as extra transmit power and QOS. Using the Tomato router as a wired hub like you have it now negates any such benefits.
  5. arigosh

    arigosh Network Guru Member

    Actuially, I think you have a couple of options. The most obvious one is set your Tomato (Router2) to work as a wireless client. The other option, which is probably better, is to set your Tomato (Router2) as a wireless ethernet bridge. Both settings can be found on the Basic -> Network page under the Wireless section as a Wireless Mode option.
  6. idjpg85

    idjpg85 LI Guru Member

    I haven't the slightest on how to do that. I assume I would have to input some ip numbers and such right? This is the first time I have used Tomato firmware so I'm unfamiliar with the workings of it. Any help would be great as I am about to pull my hair out.
  7. idjpg85

    idjpg85 LI Guru Member

    Nvm. I have got it working. Thank you very much!

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