Need Help Pleae. Im a noob

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hfam95, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. hfam95

    hfam95 Network Guru Member

    Im about to pull all my hair out on this one.

    This is my set up.

    wrt54g v1.0
    Latest linksys firmware hardwired to a befsr41 ( that's connect to the internet.

    wrt54g v2.2
    alchemy 6.0-rc4 v2. firmware

    I cant get the second wrt54g to connect to the first one.
    I set it up as a client and disabled everything except NTP.

    Can someone help me to configure this thing so it will work as a bridge.
    I had to use the alchemy because the 2nd wrt is a v2.2

    the ssid, channel, security type is the same on both. On the first wrt I have mac filtering enabled. that shouldn't matter right?

    any suggestions on how to configure this to work.

    what I'm trying to do is: hook a network enabled (internal print server) printer to the 2nd wrt since it will not be near any computers. Also if need be i got the other ports to hook something else up.

    from the second wrt i cant ping the gateway ( I cant ping the 2nd wrt from anywhere unless i plug into the 2nd wrt

    do i need to update the firmware on both wrt's?
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The second WRT54G has to be on a different subnet. You can use a differnet subnet mask or change the third node in the IP-Address but not both. In advanced routing it has to be set as a OSPF router and not a gateway. You have to disable the firewall, 802.X and not block anonymous internet requests. The second WRT54G must have the gateway set to that of the IP Address of the first WRT54G. You have to set a static route on the the first WRT54G to the address of the second WRT54G in the form of 192.168.X.0. You should enable loop-back on the secord WRT54G and make it a DHCP server, since DHCP does not work over NAT. You can use static IP Address on your clients and disable the DHCP server on the second WRT54G. The WAN IP Address can be set to DHCP or an IP Address in the 192.168.1.X range.

    I have been trying to get my WPS54G and WPS54GUB2 to work. Have not sucedded yet. I can ping the second router after setting the static route in the first router. I could also access the Internet through a NIC connected to the second router. My first router is a WRT54GX, which is not supported. You do not have to have Achemy on both, only if you are doing WDS. I am using Achemy 6.0rc6a. You canfind the thread on the Sveasoft Forum at the Sveaform Website on the pre-release forumas WRT54G as a client to WRT54GX, WPA-PSK.
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