Tomato With WRT54G v3

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dfnkt, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. dfnkt

    dfnkt Guest

    So I just got a WRT54G v3 from ebay and loaded up the lastest version of tomato. I have AT&T DSL with a 2wire modem and I'm having a bear of a time getting everything configured correctly.

    What's making it tricky is the 2wire 1000HG I have is doing Wireless, DHCP, and Routing at the moment. I can easily turn off DHCP and the wireless but regarding the modem doing routing, if I shut it off I have to turn off PPPoE and I do not see an option anywhere to setup PPPoE in Tomato.

    What I would like to see is to plug the CAT5 from the DSL modem into the WRT54G, have the Modem assign the router and IP and then have the Linksys be handling DHCP and Wireless.

    If I turn off DHCP on the Modem won't this cause me to have to configure the Router IP for the WRT54G by hand versus it just being assigned an IP?

    Need a little help here, know a decent amount about networking but this is just giving me fits. If it would make things any easier I have a Siemens Speedstream downstairs I could hookup that is just a Modem with nothing else.
  2. m4rketsense

    m4rketsense Addicted to LI Member

    I have a similar set-up with ATT Uverse using a 2Wire router. I'm actually using two Linksys routers, a Tmobile with the OEM firmware and a WRT54G v3 with the latest Tomato. I set the wireless up identically on the two Linksys routers which allows wireless handoff around my house (I use a UMA wireless phone connection with Tmobile).

    To get it all working, I turned off the wireless on the 2Wire router. I connected the v3 WAN port to a LAN port on the 2Wire, and the put the v3 in the DMZ on the 2Wire. This allows the DSL WAN IP address to pass thru to the v3, which I then use to create my home network, including wireless. The 2Wire uses a default IP of I set the v3 up as 192.168.2.x, and connected the Tmobile WAN to the v3 LAN as 192.168.2.xx. I turned off the DHCP on the Tmobile router.

    I hope that helps.
  3. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    PPPoE can be found & set up under Basic -> Network.

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