cannot connect my laptop (limited or no connectivit WRT54GS)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by anthonyar, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. anthonyar

    anthonyar Guest

    Hey Everyone Im hoping you can point me in the right direction with a problem I am having.

    I have one Win XP Box, with an Wired Ethernet Card that has a ADSL modem.

    Meanwhile I have another Win XP Box that I use for online gaming, a Win 2000 & a Win 98SE Box for office related stuff (These also use Ethernet) and finally a Laptop.

    I wanted to network my laptop up but use a wireless solution, so I got a 802.11g Laptop Card for it and that seems to work fine and I also got my hands on a Linksys WRT54GS Router.

    Now all I want to do is use my WRT54GS as a glorified Wireless AP and wired Hub (as it is replacing what was my old wired Hub), Im using Ethernet for all the connections except my Laptop which I am hoping will work via wireless.

    Now my ethernet connected computers work fine via the WRT54GS as a hub, but even though I can happily connect my Laptop (well it says its connected to the wireless network) I cannot seem to access the local file shares, nor can I connect via my WinXP Box Gateway and get onto the Internet.

    Many thanks to anyone who does manage to point me in the right direction.
  2. thevj

    thevj Network Guru Member

    You have to disable the firewall on the linksys. If that doesn't work already, then you likely have to add a route to your local network.

    That should be all
  3. thevj

    thevj Network Guru Member

    Maybe this is more clear:

    For local LAN access from your wireless clients, you'll have to disable the firewall.

    For internet access from your wirelss clients, you have to add a default route to the wrt using the XP box (with the ADSL connection) as the gateway.
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