Netgear 614 replaced with WRT54GL, how can I use Netgear?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by galileo2000, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. galileo2000

    galileo2000 Network Guru Member


    noob question here:

    I've replaced my 2-month old Netgear 614 with WRT54GL.

    How can I use my "old" router in my network? Or should I just ebay it?

  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    If you need an extra network switch, you could log into the Netgear and turn off its DHCP server and just plug a cable from a LAN port on the WRT54G to a LAN port on the NetGear.

    Otherwise, why add complexity where you don't need it? If you're asking the question, I tend to assume that you don't need the NetGear there, or you'd be asking how to accomplish a specific task with it. eBay it and get a few sheckles back, and save the power you'd spend running it to no good purpose. ;)
  3. galileo2000

    galileo2000 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    Another question: can I use Netgear in the different room with two or thee PC's connected through Ethernet wire and make Netgear to get IP adresses etc distributed to those wired PCs? Does it make any sense? Can Netgear serve as a wireless Internet bridge from Linksys to the wired PCs attached to Netgear? Sorry if I am daydreaming.

    Another words: is it possible to establish Wi-Fi connection between the "original" WRT54GL route connected to DSL modem / Internet and Netgear NOT connected to anything router (presuming that non-connected rNetgear outer has DHCP turned off)?

  4. galileo2000

    galileo2000 Network Guru Member

    OK, found my answers. it is big NO.

    Netgear routers do not support WDS...duh...!!

    To be ebayed. Possibly new WRT54GL is in the works!!
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