Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by networkme, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. networkme

    networkme LI Guru Member


    I have a computer with an internet connection through a WAG54G. The computer is plugged into one of the ports and the wireless part is disabled. DHCP is turned on.

    I have my nephews comming for a visit and they have two computers I want to be able to share my internet connection with them.

    I have a WRT54GC and want to plug their two computers into it and then use the wireless part of the WRT and WAG to make one network.

    I plugged the two computers into the WRT and they were able to get IP addresses (through DCHP on the WRT) and network together but I can't seem to get the two routers to talk to each other so that they all become one network. (wireless is turned on in both routers and same network id and wpa codes.)

    Is what I'm trying to do possible with these two routers? if so what do I have to do to get it working?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. reider

    reider LI Guru Member

    I had to read this three times but if I`ve got it right the WRT is connected to there puters whilst the WAG is connected to the net, yet you say they get DHCP from the WAG. If WRT is connected to the internet then they should get DHCP from it. Sounds like you need to turn DHCP off on the WRT so it acts simply like a hub while the WAG acts as the gateway.



    internet IP- HUB(no DHCP)-, and which are the puters

    The IPs are examples only, some use,,, some even start with a 10, all sorts of combinations. I don`t know those models of routers but one must be a gateway and one must be a hub to do the job.
  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    If I am reading this correctly what you need to do for that to work is setup the WRT as a client bridge. You will need to install a third party firmware like DD-WRT though. I have a similar setup (diagram below) with a WRT54GLv1.1 as the primary and a WRT54Gv3 as the secondary. HERE is an excellent tutorial on how to set it up.

    Hope this helps... but if you are looking for something else, this might help others.

  4. networkme

    networkme LI Guru Member

    Thankyou for your help.

    Sorry my question was worded badly, but its hard to explain without being able to draw a picture.

    You both have helped put me in the right direction.

    Comp1 (my) -> wire -> WAG54G/Internet/DHCP enabled (existing setup working perfectly)

    Comp2 & Comp3 -> wire -> WRT54GC/DHCP enabled

    trying to get WRT -> wireless -> WAG

    When I said their two computers were getting ips from DHCP I ment from the WRT not the WAG unfortionately.

    So going by what you both have said:

    Comp1 & WAG setup as is.

    Comp2,3 wired into WRT. WRT has to have DHCP turned off. Set WRT to an IP address that is in the WAG's DHCP range. Set both wireless network settings to the same network/wap option etc. Comps2 & 3 get their IPs from WAG across wireless link network.

    Mastec my WRT54G is the C version and no third party firmwares work with it so it might be the limiting factor in getting it working.

    I'll give the above settings a try and see how I go.

    Thanks again for your help.
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