WRT54G & ADSL2MUE problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    I am posting here as I cant authenticate my account until i get home.

    My home network was connected to my ADSL connection via my trusty Netgear DG814. I used PPPoA to connect to the internet. As I have 8 static IPs, I set the routers WAN and LAN IP to the same class A IP addy. When NAT was enabled I had to rely on port forwarding to access services on the network, but if i disabled it, then i could connect to each and every machine remotley as they all had valid class A IPs.

    My modem router combo died and I was recommended the WRT54G v2.2 and an ADSL2MUE modem.

    The modem is setup to use PPPoA - If I connect it locally to a PC using one of the network ports and set the WAN and LAN IP as the same class A IP range I can connect. Great.

    I then removed the modem and connected the WRT54G locally. I set the IP of the router to the same range as the modem, and connected it to the modem using the static IP settings.

    modem XXX.XXX.XXX.86 WAN and LAN
    router XXX.XXX.XXX.85 network/LAN - gateway set to .86
    network XXX.XXX.XXX.81-84


    The only porblem is that the modem will only be accessible if it is connected to a spare port on the router and not the 'internet' port.

    I am also experiencing strange problems with port forwarding.
    I have forwarded http to the webserver but it wont redirect requests from the internet. In fact it seems to be forwarding port 80 from XXX.XXX.XXX.85 - i.e. the router not the modem.

    I am getting a bit confused!!!

    I have contacted linksys who have essentially said to bin the router as I can connect the modem to my switch but then I cant forward ports and I loose NAT/firewall.

    Any thoughts?
  2. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Network Guru Member

    Are you able to set PPPoE connection?
    If you do?, just configure your ADSL2MUE in BRIDGE mode like I have and portforwarding works great now...

    Be shure you follow the wright procedure to put the ADSL2MUE in bridge mode!!! verry importent!!!

    Good luck!!!
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Cheers for the reply!

    The consensus does appear to be that I need to setup the modem in bridge mode. Unfortunatley I have been glossing the hallway and sorting out sick relatives so I have been unable to get near the router.

    I will reconfigure it for bridge mode. What is this right procedure? Got a link?

    Cheres mate.
  4. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Network Guru Member

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