How to connect BEFSR81 to WRT54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Dimman, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Dimman

    Dimman LI Guru Member

    I have a proble connecting this 2 together. My plan is to connect them like this

    ADSL modem <-> BEFSR81 <-- ---> WRT54G

    The BEFSR81 IS set up to obtained IP automaticly from ISP. Tee DHCP is disable. Local IP is

    The Comp1 is set up with a static IP

    This far everything is OK, I can surf the web and so on.
    The question is how I can connect the WRT54G to the BEFSR81.

    The WRT54G shall have DHCP enable and the Comp2 will connect using DHCP. This connection also work fine but i cant ping the BEFSR81 from Comp2 nor can I ping the WRT54G from Comp1

    Br Dimman
  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    You need to enable DHCP on the BEFSR81. Disable DHCP and Firewall on the WRT54G
  3. Dimman

    Dimman LI Guru Member

    OKi I will try that. DOes it matter if i have a normal cable or shall I use a CrossOver TP cable between the routers?
  4. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Plain straight CAT5 cable.
  5. Dimman

    Dimman LI Guru Member

    Thats correct tested with Crossover and it did not work.
  6. Dimman

    Dimman LI Guru Member

    The strange this is that after connecting everything togheter and of cause not using WAN port on WRT54G (has DHCP server disbled) I get an IP assight by DHCP that must come from the BEFSR81 since that is the only one with DHCP Server enabled. But I can't ping the BEFSR81 from my Comp2
  7. jeradc

    jeradc LI Guru Member

    Is ICMP enabled?
  8. Dimman

    Dimman LI Guru Member

    Firewall is shut off in the WRT54G. Im Not blocking anything under teh security tab. But I cant find an entry for ICMP
  9. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

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