WRT54g act as layer 2 switch

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by ninjaz, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. ninjaz

    ninjaz Guest

    I have a router already set up on my LAN and I just want to be able to configure this WAP as a switch that will distribute the addresses already being assigned. I have tried turning off the DHCP server, set the router ip to, chaned the operating mode from gateway to router and set up the attributes as:
    Destination LAN IP :
    Subnet Mask :
    Default Gateway :
    on the Linksys and it either renders the WAP usless to where I have to reset it in order to pass traffic through it again or it doesnt pass any traffic through at all and still have access to the management page.

    Any ideas?
  2. kg4mrv

    kg4mrv Network Guru Member

    Disable the DCHP on ther WRT. Then assign it an address within the same subnet as the other router, but outside the DHCP range. Connect a cable between the router and a LAN(not the WAN/Internet) port of the WRT. This will turn the router into just a switch, rather than a router. The clients will get the addresses directly from the other router.

    Unless you're looking to do some advanced routing or such, this should work for you.
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