Using WAG54G as router

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Hi I have just aqquired a WAG54G ADSL router and was wondering if I can set this up as a wireless router, I have a cable modem with ethernet connection to my PC. Would it be possible to do this and how?

  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    No, that's not possible because a WAG can only route from the internal modem.
    A WRT is required because it has a WAN port to connect the cable modem...
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The WAG54G "is" a wireless router, however, it's meant for an xDSL connection (i.e., ADSL, HDSL, VDSL) which runs from your "phone socket." If you have a cable modem connection, this router will not work because the WAG54G is designed for PPPoA, which runs from (again) a copper connection and is not compatible with cable (ethernet) technology.

    If you have a cable modem, then you need an "ethernet" based router, such as the WRT54G, which (for some friggin' reason) seems to be the only ethernet router linksys sells "off the shelf" over here in the UK. As another option, you can look at the WRV200, which is not terribly expensive; the feature set is becoming more controllable, so this could be a worthwhile purchase.

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