Setup wrt54gs behind netopia3347- did i do this right

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jawdoc, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. jawdoc

    jawdoc LI Guru Member

    I want to know if I did this correctly. I was ask to help a friend who has adsl. He was provided a Netopia 3347 from his carrier. This unit is a modem/router/wireless combo. Anyway, he was unhappy with the wireless performance etc and purchased a wrt54gs (maybe he wanted the speedboaster or something?)
    Over the phone I helped him set this up but I want to make sure I did it correctly. I had him change the ip subnet of the linksys to (the netopia was on the subnet)
    Then have the Linksys obtain an ip from the netopia. This worked of course but I guess I need to set the linksys to be in the dmz so that port forwarding will work for him, right ?
    Any guidance on this is greatly appreciated!
  2. kg4mrv

    kg4mrv Network Guru Member

    Well the ideal, and least complicated, thing to do would be to put the netopia in bridge mode. Wether or not you can do this w/ the combo units, Im not sure but I'm not entirely sure.

    Then set up the router to get the public IP from the ISP through PPPoE.

    An alternative would be to disable DHCP on the linksys(essentially putting it into bridge mode), and then connect the netopia to one of the LAN ports, not the WAN. This way the linksys works as just an access point. You'll still need to give it(the wrt) a static IP because it wont get one via DHCP since you're not using the wan port. Then simply use the port forwarding features of the netopia, as it will be assigning the addresses to the computers.
  3. jawdoc

    jawdoc LI Guru Member


    That info is exactly what I needed. I was able to bridge it and now all is well.
    Thanks again!
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