Wifi, Connection Issues (WRT54G), (WET54GS5)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by himerus, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. himerus

    himerus Guest

    Okay, I'm having a very complicated time trying to understand and excecute my task at hand.
    New apartment only offers wifi through local provider.

    I have a WRT54G (v 1.0) running 3.03.6 firmware.
    I have a brand new WET54GS5 which I was hoping would bridge the wireless connection from my ISP to a wired connection on my WRT54G

    I've spent an hour on the phone and in chat with linksys, and the broadband wifi provider seems to not have a clue what they are doing....

    Here is what I'm trying to accomplish...

    The wifi network is obviously open and unsecure.
    I have used my WRT54G for a long time for my encrypted, wireless network...

    I want to throw the bridge in the mix, and have the bridge connect to my wifi ISPs network, which is an open connection, but requires browser login from the requesting machine... those login requests should be forwarded on to the appropriate machines via the router... I have tried the PPPoE method without progress, and also the PPTP with the same results...

    I want my local computers (2 currently) (4 max) to connect via either eithernet to the router, or wireless 128WEP to the router on the local network... while the bridge is forwarding the wifi network to the LAN port on the router to provide access to all my PCs...

    Everyone I have confronted with this either has no clue what I'm talking about, or thinks the opposite of me!!!

    I KNOW that my problem is fixable... I just need a direction...

    Thanks in advance for ANY help!!!!
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Normally the WET54GS5 bridge is connected to a network in infrastructure mode, where the is a DHCP server or in adhoc mode it is given a fixed IP Address and connected to a computer tha can communicate with other computers in adhoc mode and there is no internet access in adhoc mode or the sharing of files and printers. If you connect to the WET54GS5 with a computer can you connect to the building wireless network, when you signon with your browser? If you cannot sign on there is no point in continuing. If you can connect are you getting a IP Address? Is there a DHCP server on your building network? Are you trying to connect the WRT54G to one of the LAN ports on the WET54GS5 through one of the LAN ports on your WRT54G. Where are you going to get IP Addresses to give your computers on the WRT54G? The WET54GS5 has no DHCP server in it. Are you giving fixed IP addresses to the WET54GS5 and using the DHCP server on the WRT54G to supply IP Addresses? Unless you put in the DNS server addresses of your ISP on the WRT54G how are URLs going to be resolved to IP Addresses. The WRT54G will have to be set as a router, since i s not the Gateway in Advanced Routing. PPOE is used for DSL modems. PPTP is used for Virtual Private Networks is not applicable since there is no VPN server.
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