2 Routers in Network Question

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by T2T2, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. T2T2

    T2T2 Network Guru Member

    A few years ago I purchased a LinkSys product (model?) that was a basic router which allowed me to share a DSL connection (it has a WAN and a LAN port in back and that's it).

    Last year, I purchased the basic LinkSys wireless router (an intetent input and 4 additional ports on the back - WRT54G? Supports both b and g bands).

    Here is my question. With the old router in the network, everything works fine -- the old router is the DHPC server (fixed IP address on the WAN side) and the wireless router is set up to receive its IP address from the master router.

    I have no need for the old router in my network and would like to remove it just to simplify troubleshooting, etc., but for the life of me can't get the WRT54G to work on its own. I have changed its configuration to support a fixed IP address and designated it as the DHPC server. I also changed its IP address from .2 to .1 but IT WILL NOT ACCESS THE INTERNET VIA THE DSL MODEM! Devices can communicate to each other on the LAN but for some reason it will not access the internet.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. PCGuru

    PCGuru Network Guru Member

    After noting the configuration settings, remove the wired router. Install the WRT54G and set it up to appear identical to the wired router. Then power down the DSL modem and after 10 or so seconds, restart the modem. That should take care of it.
    The DSL modem was hung up looking for the MAC of the old router and needed to be "cycled" to grab the new MAC. Some ISPs, however, have there system locked to the original router's MAC and you may have to contact them to get it reset. Check your providers Web site for instructions on configuring a router. If they are worth their salt :rofl: , they'll have a support doc, hidden somewhere, on the subject.
  3. T2T2

    T2T2 Network Guru Member


    I'll give that a try. I also noticed that the wireless router is configured as a router while the wired router is configured as a gateway, so I'm assuming that I'll need to reconfig the wireless router as a router (vs gateway).

    Thanks again.

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