Bridging Help

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by pinkysmallz, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. pinkysmallz

    pinkysmallz Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G V2 running Satori 4.0. Here is my situation, I live in a building that has a T1 in it pre-wired to all the apts. They run an internal LAN through the building, not giving us live IP addresses and all of that good stuff. In order to get certain things on my network to work properly (a.k.a. TiVo) I need to have them connected directly to the network (not through my router). Everything else works fine through the router, but apparently this double NAT stuff is giving me some other problems.

    Alright, so I need to make it so that my WRT54G acts only as an AP. It needs to not assign anything on my local LAN and allow all traffic to pass through. It also needs to allow the buildings DHCP server to assign IP addresses to both my wired and wireless devices. I tried fooling around with setting my router to Client mode, but I am not really sure how it works and I didn't want to mess anything up without asking someone first (since there is probably an easy way). So if anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. I am not sure whether to hook up my internet to a LAN port or WAN port on my router and how to configure the router. Thanks in advance, I REALLY apppreciate it!
  2. howser

    howser Network Guru Member

    Try hooking up your link to the LAN port. That will just forward the broadcast traffic like DHCP etc out to the LAN where the DHCP server for the building is. Also, be sure to turn off the DHCP server option on your wireless router.
  3. Rainman

    Rainman Network Guru Member


    That will probably do the trick, although be careful in a building network where you do not know what the other people are doing, make sure your pc's are protected with firewall and anti-virus.

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