tomato as gateway between subnets?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by shmeeter, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. shmeeter

    shmeeter Addicted to LI Member

    [Kind of solved...] tomato as gateway between subnets?


    Can I use my tomato-enabled Linksys as a gateway between two subnets on my LAN? I'm trying to figure out how to have the laptop talk to my desktop and firewall, which are on a different subnet. For more info you might see my post at

  2. shmeeter

    shmeeter Addicted to LI Member

    Hello people-

    Well, I did figure out a compromise solution. I set the Linksys up as a transparent access point. I followed this guide,, but it tells you to put a gateway into the LAN settings. That's not possible. Must be the new version. I don't know if this really did it, but I put the gateway into the WAN settings. Anyway...

    The biggest problem is that I can't log into it anymore. Anyone know if I can have it be a transparent AP and still be able to log in?

    Thanks anyway!
  3. jza80

    jza80 Network Guru Member

    Set the WAN/Internet type to disabled. This will then allow you to specify a gateway for the LAN.

    Is the computer your using to log into the router on a different subnet then the router? If so you need to specify a route between the 2 subnets.

    Different subnets cannot talk to each other, unless theres routing setup between them. Example: VLANs and inter-vlan routing.
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