2 Subnets Via WDS? Is It Possible?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by twodaend, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. twodaend

    twodaend Network Guru Member

    I was wondering if it would be possible for me to connect 2 subnets via WDS. Currently I have 2 WRT54G v3's connected via WDS and all devices on the 192.168.1.x subnet. I want one WRT54G to be 192.168.2.x and all devices behind it (PS2, Media PC) to have 192.168.2.x. Is it possible to connect the 2 WRT54G's via WDS with different subnets (192.168.1.x & 192.168.2.x), or do I have to run a cable to do this?

    I think it has something to do with the advance routing in the Basic Setup of the WRT54G, but I'm not sure what.
  2. twodaend

    twodaend Network Guru Member

    Someone told me that if I change the subnet to then I would be able to get the .1 and .2 to work without static routing. I'm not sure, but is that now a class B or still a class C. I only thought you could extend a class, not take away from a class.
  3. n7uv

    n7uv Network Guru Member

    Hi there -
    Did you solve your problem here? I just put together a WDS using two 54GS routers and Alchemy V1.0, but am stuck with two different subnets since my main router is a Dlink with 192.168.0.xxx subnet and the Linksyses are 192.168.1.xxx.
  4. twodaend

    twodaend Network Guru Member

    No I haven't gottend the 2 subnets to talk, so I put everything on 1 subnet. The way it was explained to me is that WDS is based on the MAC address and not the IP, which is what is used when connecting 2 or more subnets. Thus creating a static route to a different subnet over WDS is probably not going to work, because again it is only concerned with the MAC and the static route is using the IP.

    Maybe in a new firmware, this will be possible, but as of yet, I can't get it to work.
  5. wizzi

    wizzi Guest

    WAG54G with 5 IP's

    I have a similar issue/question. I have 5 static IP's on a layer 3 service. I have a WAG54Gv2 and want to setup static routing to 4 PC's via the ethernet ports. I understand you cannot assign an IP to an ethernet port as it's not a Cisco as such. I understand it needs to be in 'RFC1483 Bridged' with the first IP set on the router. Each of the 4 PC's would have the subsequent IP's (2,3,4&5) set with a gateway of the 1st IP.

    Does anybody know how to do this? I understand the web config is very similar to the WRT54G.
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