WAG200G as access point, without adsl modem?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by hedroks, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. hedroks

    hedroks LI Guru Member


    I was wondering if it is possible to use Linksys WAG200G as an access point without an adsl modem. This model doesn't have a RJ45 as the WAN port, but maybe one of the Ethernet's ports could be mapped as a WAN port? And even if i could get friendly with NVRAM Commands, is there a chance it will be working?

    Sorry for English, and thank you in advance.
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    You should be able to just connect another router/modem to a LAN port and use the WAG as an access point without hacking (which would need a 3rd party firmware in any case). You should give the WAG a static IP address in the correct range as your other devices and disable the WAG dhcp server, and it should act as a switch linking the wireless and the LAN ports. If you can you should also disable upnp and any other services that expect the WAN to be DSL.
  3. hedroks

    hedroks LI Guru Member

    Thank you for your advice. I followed your instructions and it seems to work fine. Now wag200g acts as a switch with an access point, but maybe it could act as a router with access point (similarly to WRT54G). Should I set wan_ifname to something like eth0? Nvram command shows me:

    nvram show | grep lan
    lan_ifnames=br0 wlan0
    nvram show | grep wan
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I guess you are using the Woytekm version with Telnet? And are switching from DSL to cable internet?

    Are there any vlan* nvram variables, because you would need to split up the 4 port switch into vlan0 (LAN) and vlan1 (WAN) to be able to set vlan1 as the WAN port.

    You should be aware the WAG200G uses a modified Ti/Montavista Linux kernel that is different to the WRT54GL series (which do not have DSL modems). This is tweaked to support WRT54GL Broadcom style nvram commands by CyberTan, but runs on the Ti AR7 CPU, so I wouldn't be surprised to find this is not possible.
  5. hedroks

    hedroks LI Guru Member

    Yes, you're rigth, I'm using Woytekm's firmware. But unfortunately there are no vlan variables. I think I give up and buy something like wrt54gl. Thanks for your help.
  6. tobias1

    tobias1 LI Guru Member

    same issue, is there an option for illiterates?

    I have the same issue, that i just switched to cable, and was wondering if it was at all possible to us the WAG200G as a wireless router, without DSL.

    Sadly I am no good with anything other than html code, so hacking the firmware would probably make me suicidal.

    I have an ethernet router, and an ethernet hub, but i prefer not having wires across the floor for laptops in the livingroom.

    Thank you,
  7. Mothersh1p

    Mothersh1p Addicted to LI Member

  8. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Virgin cable modems use dhcp and will only communicate the first device they connect to and pass the ISP WAN IP to. To work as a router I think you would need to separate a port of the switch into a separate vlan and create a WAN port.
  9. Mothersh1p

    Mothersh1p Addicted to LI Member

    Nope, netcologne cable modems doesn't behave like that. Just connect the ethernet cable with one of the switch ports and start pppd.
  10. thulsa18

    thulsa18 Guest

    Could you please give me a step by step instruction how to do that or point me to where i can find one. Also what tools do i need?
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