sharing cable with WAG54G. possible?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by pedroz, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. pedroz

    pedroz Network Guru Member


    I would like to know if it is possible to share internet connection through wireless to 2 or more computers in this scenario:

    I have a wag54g ADSL router but I am traveling and where I am located now there is only internet cable connection available.

    connection scheme:
    Cable Modem > Wag54G >... wireless ...> 2 or more computers

    >Cable Modem:
    dhcp enabled
    [isp does not allow me to change the cable settings]

    dhcp enabled

    What happened when I connect one computer wireless:
    1. It connected to wag54g and receives a local IP 192.168.100.x
    2. Seconds later it changes automatically the computer ip and receive an external ip from isp
    3. Connects perfectly to internet

    Second computer connection through wireless:
    4. Second computer connects wireless
    5. [problem] Receives an internal ip and NO internet connection :(

    The WAG54G is only acting as bridge to first computer and is not sharing internet

    I know WAG54G is not a cable router but do you know if there is any solution with this equipment to connect 2 or more computers wireless? May be there is an answer in forum but I am very busy to read your posts... If there is already a question posted, could you please gently inform me the link about this subject?

    Thank you very much
    Good day!
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    you need a router which you WAG is not use it as an ap and connect it to a switch then connect a winxp based pc with internet connection sharing and an active internet connection to the same switch viola your set.
    i dont know if a WAG has a dhcp server but if it do, disable it. the end
  3. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    No, is the short answer. You need to use a cable router such as the Linksys WRT54G. You could get a cheap non-wireless cable router and use the WAG54G as an AP if you link it via one if it's LAN ports ;)
  4. pedroz

    pedroz Network Guru Member

    Thank you very much with the messages above.

    Your help was excellent and I solved my problem buying an usrobotics 8000 router but I am now facing the following problem:

    Internet -> UsRobotics 8000 router -> Linksys WAG54G -> local machines

    ISP tvcable provider

    UsRobotics 8000 router: DHCP enabled

    Linksys WAG54g:
    Encapsulation: Bridged Mode Only DHCP not enabled

    Local computers:
    connected through wireless to Linksys WAG54g

    [working perfect]
    internet connection sharing
    ping from local machine
    ping (Linksys WAG54g) from local machine
    ping (UsRobotics 8000 router) from local machine

    [ !!! not working ]
    - (local machine) can't ping any other machine in network
    -not possible to share documents and printers because ping did not find the other machines
    (I connected the local machines directly with cable to UsRobotics 8000 router and I did not face the problems above avoiding the linksys wireless bridge. However, I need to connect the local machines through wireless)

    I hope if anyone could help me to solve the not working points it would very usefull to me and to all other visitors of the forum with the same problem...

    Thank you very much
    Good day!
  5. pedroz

    pedroz Network Guru Member

    [diagram] correction
    Internet -> UsRobotics 8000 router -> Linksys WAG54G -> local machines

    .internet sharing working

    > problem
    .can't share resources between local computers with firewalls disabled
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    If you connect the PC's via cables to the WAG54G can they ping each other?
  7. DevilWAH

    DevilWAH Network Guru Member

    Are you trying to say the WAG is not a router ?
    The Wag is very deffently a router? the only problem here is if you can reassigne the WAN (exteranl interface) port from being tied in to the modem and reassigen it to one of the ethernet ports.
    IF you could do that either through setting or updated firmware then the WAG could route for a cable ISP. the question is though can it??
  8. ezervoud

    ezervoud LI Guru Member

    What I noticed on your first post is that you have dhcp enabled on both devices. Choose one to provide dhcp services and if possible have the 2nd one as a dhcp client or better yet provide a fixed IP within the 192.168.1.x frame.
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