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WRV54G + WRT54GS = problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by seanmd, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. seanmd

    seanmd Guest

    I'm having problems establishing a wireless connection from a PC to a WRT54GS which is behind a WRV54G.

    My current setup is a WRV54G with 1 wired PC which is assigned a static IP. Ports 80, 25, 1723 & 443 are forwarded to the wired PC.

    This setup works fine.

    To this I want to add a WRT54GS, to act as a wireless access point in another room.

    The current setup on the WRT54GS is: assign static IP of, Disable DHCP, different SSID than WRV54GS, setup WEP on WRT54GS, connect with cable to WRV54G (user port on WRV54G to user port on WRT54GS).

    The result I'm getting is that if a PC is connected by wire to the WRT54GS (no wireless connections), I can access the internet. If that PC tries to connect to the WRT54GS via wireless (no wired connections), it establishes the connection but can't get an IP. I get the "This connection has limited or no connectivity." error message.

    I've tried this with 2 different WRT54GS's, so I know thats not the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. rickyschrieber

    rickyschrieber LI Guru Member

    IMO you need to turn on DHCP forwarding so that the wireless portion supplies an IP address. BTW use the same SSID but different channels if the two routers are hardwired (ie 1/6), same channel if WAP (connected wireless). WEP is OK but suggest WAP PreSharedKey (better security).
    I assume you are NOT using the WAN port.
    What hardware vesion and firmware is your WRT54GS?
    If you use DD-WRT (v23sp2), you can easily uplink into the WAN port, set router to OSPF (not gateway), DHCP forwarding (not server or disable)

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