two wrt54g's on same network

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by LeonPhelps, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. LeonPhelps

    LeonPhelps Network Guru Member


    I have two wrt54g's on the same network. I basically am trying to extend wireless service. One is at one end of the house and the other is at the other end. I have routers connected by ethernet cable. I am running into some weird problems. Both have newest firmware upgrade on them. When they are hooked up, I get internet fine on second router wired and wireless; and not the first router(I can tell because there are a couple of PC's wired to first router). Cable that connects routers is a straight through and it is on port 1 of both routers.

    I have DCHP turned off on the second router. I also have IP assigned to second router of

    For me to get internet on first router devices, I need to unplug second router and then it works fine.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. mooP

    mooP Network Guru Member

    for lan port to lan port, shouldnt it be a crossover cable ?

    also, you could use wds for your setup instead
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  4. cgondo

    cgondo Network Guru Member

    I believe that the ports in WRT54G are auto sensing meaning that it does not matter what cable you use? I could be wrong though.

    Just make sure that you connect the cables in the LAN ports of the WRT?

    Also, set up the two with the same SSID but different channels ( say ch 1 and 11)
  5. mooP

    mooP Network Guru Member

    mine didnt work with straight through, i had to chop it and make it into a crossover
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i had this working with regular ethernet cable.
  7. LeonPhelps

    LeonPhelps Network Guru Member

    The ports are autosensing. Almost all routers do this today. I guess the extra hardware manufacturing cost versus losing a customer with downtime for a special cable has wn this time.

    Ill try the SSID with different channels and get back to you.

    Since my problem is with wired systems on the first router, I am confused how this could remotely be associated with the problem.
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