WRT54G - Couple of questions

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by vox87, May 23, 2005.

  1. vox87

    vox87 Network Guru Member

    Have a couple of questions that I can't seem to find an answer for. Apologize if I overlooked it in searching the forums.

    1) Is there a way to view all connections for the WRT54G? I know you can view the DHCP table but, is there another table to view static connections or all connections?

    2) Sort of an overview what I'm trying to do with my network.

    My Netgear router was slowly dying which is why I replaced it with a WRT54G. I was hoping to use a WPS54GU2 Print Server with the router but, due to no option for WPA (only WEP)...I returned the print server.

    I ended up purchasing a WET54GS5 Bridge Switch to connect the two printers to the Router via wireless. Not sure if this was the best solution (due to its price) but, only option I could find that had the WPA ability.

    Now that I've looked over the forums, I've come across several posts on using another wireless router in the same fashion as the WET54GS5. However, it appears you can't use WPA only WEP to connect the two? Or, maybe I'm not understanding the process. But, if I could use an AP or router in the same fashion as the WET54GS5 be nice to save the money.

    My goal with the new network is as such.

    Provider > Cable Modem > Router

    - Connections to Router -
    Router > PC (Wired)
    Router > PC (Wired)
    Router > PC (Wireless)
    Router > (some wireless device connecting printers)

    - Connection to Wireless Device -
    (some wirelss device) > printer 1 (wired)
    (some wireless device) > printer 2 (wired)

    Printer 1 has the option of USB or Ethernet which makes it easier for any type of connection.

    Printer 2 is a HP Laserjet 6P, which only has the option of parallel. However, I have a Netgear PS101, which allows an ethernet connection to the printer.

    Appreciate any help with this or on the first question. Thanks in advance.
  2. vox87

    vox87 Network Guru Member

    I just went ahead kept the WET54 and did the WPA setup. Works like a charm.

    But, I'm guessing there's no way to view all the connections via the web utility in the router?
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The WPS54G has WPA-PSK TKIP encryption, but only supports one USB printer. I used a WAP54G in bridge mode to connect to the WPS54GU2, since I had the WPS54GU2 already.
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