Help setting up WRT54G as Hub/Switch/A.P.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by MetalMomma1982, May 13, 2009.

  1. Ok, I know this subject has been covered here on numerous occasions, but never has it been with my specs I need a little help! I started out trying to forward ports so I could get greater DL speeds.....when that didnt work, i found out its because I am connected using the "Modem" my ISP gave me, ANDDD a Linksys WRT54G router for the computer downstairs' wireless connection. Now I found out the "Modem" is also a router, and you cant have 2 routers running on the same IP etc....NOW, anyone know where I can find a step by step guide or walkthrough for me to change the WRT54G from a router to a hub/switch/access point??? I've found a bunch here and there, but its always when people just want to use a second router to strengthen or expand their connection for wireless. I dont want that, so I dont know if the settings and changes are the same or what. Any help is GREATLY appreciated, as I'm about to just say *#&% it and just deal with DL at 20kb/s on a supposed 1Mb/s connection!!!

    Again, running a Siemens Speedstream 4200 "Modem", connected to a WRT54G router, connected to my computer, and using a Belkin USB Wireless hub downstairs for the other computer.
  2. philtrim

    philtrim Addicted to LI Member

    You need to place the Siemons modem in "bridge mode".

    Google "Configuring Siemens Speedstream 4200 in bridge mode"
    and you will see several links on how to set it in Bridge mode.

    This is step one.


    You will have to configure your WRT54GL for PPOE (if you have DSL)
    and enter your ISP user-id and password, etc..

    Connect modem to WAN port of Linksys WRT54GL and you should be ok.
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