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wrt54gx4 as a wap

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bassgoon, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. bassgoon

    bassgoon Network Guru Member

    Ok, so I basically just want to use my wrt54gx4 as a wap for now. I got it for when I move off campus and will need a router. Anyway, for now I have dhcp off (otherwise the network people get mad) and the unit is hooked to the wan via a lan port. Is there a way I can get in to adminster it without hooking it to a wan port?
    See I want people to be able to get on the wireless with out nat and dhcp and this hook up (plugging the wan into the routers lan ports) does just that.
    Anyway, any advice would be appreciated, would plugging the wan port into a lan port work perhaps??
  2. LinksysTech

    LinksysTech Guest

    Hi ,

    Ok with this setup ,the computer will get the ip address from the main DHCP server , so if the ip range of the main server is (for eg. then change the router's ip address to an ip which is in the range of that server , (eg. .The computer will always get a ip from the main server since the router's DHCP is off and the ethernet is connected to the LAN slot . Now if you want to use the router's other options connect to the router using the router ip address . ...

    Still in doubt call up tech support ...
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The local address of the router should have been changed to same subnet as the DHCP server on main router, but outside the addresses the DHCP server issues. If the main router s DHCP server issues addresses in the range and has up to 50 clients, the local address of the router should be or higher or lower than You cna administer router by typing in the local address of the router after you saved the settings.
  4. bassgoon

    bassgoon Network Guru Member

    the dhcp server has several thousand clients and gives addresses in the 65.110.22x.x range...its not doing nat either...we each get on own IP that we are visible on the www through.

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