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WRT54GX Nightmare

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Philippa, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Philippa

    Philippa Guest


    Have tried everything I/Linksys/microsoft news groups can think of...

    I have two bog standard PCs - desktop and laptop both running XP. They can see, share and access internet wired/wireless.

    I use a Linksys WAG and after 20 resets it now works fine. My signal strength downstairs is Low so opted for a WRT54GX to extend coverage...

    Two routers later and disowned by Linksys tech help in India I am completely stumped.

    With the new router in the box I'm fine. with it connected it shows all the right lights but the set-up says its not found on the network when it obviously is.

    I've tried using the WAG as the primary router rather than new router but tho this works for a few mins it then loses internet connectivity and makes no diff to wireless network strength so pointless...

    All suggestions very much appreciated - think I've wasted at least 72 hrs on this and can't believe they sell this brick at all!

    Philippax :sadbye: Make Me :thumb:
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    there probalby both giving out IP addresses you have to set one up with a different ip and turn off the dhcp server.

    next try disabling the wireless on the wag and using it as the router then use the GX as an AP only and it should do something for you also there both probably trying to route stuff, only one should handle routing.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    To use the WRT54GX as an access point only. Connect to it from a wired connection and with the WAG54G turned off. Disable the DHCP server on the WRT54GX, set the Internet Port as a DHCP client and change the default local IP Address not to conflict with the WAG54G. The default local IP Address for both the WRT54G and the WAG54G is, so change the local address of the WRT54GX to a value higher than and less than the starting IP Address of the DHCP server on the WAG54G or higher than the highest IP Address will issue and save your setting. Go to Advanced routing on the WRT54GX and disable NAT on it. Connect one of the LAN ports WRT54GX to one of the LAN ports on the WAG54G and power both of them up.

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