Client mode from one WRT54G to another - solved

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by agraham, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. agraham

    agraham Network Guru Member

    This is probably written down somewhere, but I had to discover it myself, so I'm posting it again:

    I have one WRT54G (BOXA) plugged in to the internet. It has the default IP of

    I have another WRT54G (BOXB) which I want to use as a client to connect some other computers to the internet.

    The problem is that from the factory BOXB has the same IP as BOXA, so if you plug a computer into BOXB, the packets can't get through to BOXA.

    The solution is simply to change the local IP address of BOXB from to
  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    the BOXB router needs to have a different LAN IP Address range than BOXA, ie and allocate clients in the 0.x range. amend your howto to that end.
  3. agraham

    agraham Network Guru Member

    On yeah. I didn't even realize you could do that. The IPs that the box gives out look like they're hardcoded to 192.168.1.x, but in fact the first three octets update to match whatever the boxes local ip is.

    That was lot of wasted effort. Oh well I forced me to learn about ip masking which I needed to do anyway.

    I took all that stuff about subdividing the 192.168.1.x network out of the original message.
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