Multiple WRT54G configuration...

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by oggyoggy, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. oggyoggy

    oggyoggy Network Guru Member

    How does one wire together two WRT54Bs?

    My LAN is set up like this...

    Charter Cable
    WRT54G (Gateway) -> connects to three wireless computers
    Netgear Router (pass through) -> hardwire connection to one computer and the second WRT54G
    WRT54G (Router)-> hardwire to one computer, wireless to another.

    I cannot get the second WRT54G to work. I'm sure it's configuration but my efforts to date haven't solved my problem.
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    First thing that occurs to me... Why do you have more than just the first WRT54G?

    You should be able to plug the WRT54G into your Cable connection, plug your wired computers into the WRT54G, and serve ALL the wireless clients from the same WRT54G. Then you send me the extra WRT54G so I can put it to good use (gotta try, right? LOL!).

    Seriously, is there a reason you have three layers here? In your wired network, what purpose does the NetGear serve? The WRT54G has the capability of four wired clients and FAR more than four wireless clients.

    Cable ->
    --------- WRT54G ->
    ------------------------- |Wireless Clients
    --------------------------| hardwire computers
  3. oggyoggy

    oggyoggy Network Guru Member

    My first WRT54G is in my attic and not readily accessable. The Netgear router is what I plug into. Since the Netgear is set for passthrough (I think that's the term) I thought I'd just be able to plug into it for a second WRT54G.
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