Is this possible ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by lboregard, May 9, 2008.

  1. lboregard

    lboregard LI Guru Member

    (SOLVED) - WRT54GL / Tomato bridge (was: Is this possible ?)

    I wonder if this is possible with tomato

    freebsd firewall
    linksys wrt54gl (tomato)
    | | |
    pc1 pc2 laptop (wireless)

    what i'd like is this
    - freebsd box as dhcp server assigning static ips to all pcs and laptop
    - all pcs and laptop able to reach the internet

    i understand i need to set the wrt54gl as a bridge, but I'm not really sure how it might affect the wireless connection (i need to keep internet access for the laptop and other ocassional wireless clients).

    any help is greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
  2. Rob650

    Rob650 Addicted to LI Member

    Go to and set WAN / Internet Type to disabled, uncheck DHCP Server, and set the LAN IP Address to something with the same subnet as your FreeBSD box ( for example). Set up the wireless settings as you like.

    Plug your FreeBSD box into a LAN port on the WRT along with your computers.

    The FreeBSD box, the WRT, and all wired and wireless clients will be in the same subnet. And all the clients will get DHCP straight from the FreeBSD box.
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    If you turn the Tomato router into an access point, it'll behave just like a plain old access point, and you lose most of the benefits from using the Tomato firmware, like QoS, etc.

    Just to keep that in mind.
  4. lboregard

    lboregard LI Guru Member

    SOLVED - WRT54GL/Tomato bridge (was: Is this possible?)

    thanks Rob650 and bigclaw.

    i was able to accomplish what i wanted.

    bigclaw, yes i lose some of the tomato functionality, but i wasn't really using it in the first place, so it's not that much of a loss.

    i'm attaching my network's diagram, for future reference

  5. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    What program produced the above image?
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    looks like Visio
  7. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Agreed, I'd lay odds it is Visio as at least Visio 2003 & 2007 have all the exact shapes used in that diagram.
  8. lboregard

    lboregard LI Guru Member

    yes, it was visio 2007
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