WRT54G - making this act like an access point

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi all,

    If you are looking to setup your WRT54g v5 as an access point only, here is what i did.

    I have a DLINK di-624 and this WRT54g. The dlink doesn't work well with all wireless connections, the linksys is much better. But because v5.0 i needed some of the customizations the dlink offered.

    The dlink is set as the external (kinda the DMZ) router. It has the wan port plugged in. Turned on DHCP and set it as the "gateway" (so to speak) as DHCP range was set from 160 to 200.

    Set the linksys as turned on DHCP on this one. DHCP range was set to 100 to 150 (so i could tell which router was serving the DHCP addresses). set linksys to router mode under advanced settings. set linksys to auto config. also plugged in ISP DNS info here too. (not sure if that last step is necessary, did it anyway though).

    plug from dlink to linksys one cat 5 cable into NON-WAN (ie, LAN ports) ports ONLY on BOTH.

    let em rip. BTW, i shut off DHCP on linksys once i got it all connected. if you are lucky the dlink/DMZ router will serve up the DHCP addresses and thus serve up the correct DNSes etc.

    good luck, post questions
  2. sconnor

    sconnor Network Guru Member

    Question about accessing the router once it's an AP

    I've successfully set up the WRT54G (v5) as an AP, but now I can't access the admin panel. Here's my setup:

    Office router w/ no DHCP. Settings for individual computers to connect :
    IP: -

    I've set my computer to manually obtain an IP address (with the settings from above), and I've turned DHCP off on the router. My machine is plugged into port 1, and the WAN is plugged into port 4. I gave the Router a local address of and set the same subnet as above, and I gave the router a Static IP of with the same settings from above. I can access the internet once these settings are in place, but I can't manage the router by typing in I have to reset the router to change any configuration. There must be an easier way!

    Thanks in advance!
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    Did you give the router the ip address with static selected under the "internet setup" or did you set this IP address in the "network setup"...
  4. sconnor

    sconnor Network Guru Member

    Under "Internet Setup" I gave the router a static IP of Under "Network Setup" I gave the router a Local IP of
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    the port 8080 is for remote managment, like if you were connecting to your external IP address from a different location. have you set it to use https and not http? also make sure you can ping the .121 address
  6. sconnor

    sconnor Network Guru Member

    I haven't set it to use https over http. Regardless, I've tried both. I've also tried accessing it w/ and w/o port 8080 specified.

    Just tried pinging the .121 address, and it times out. Not sure why, the IP address I specified is valid, and I gave it the same subnet as all of the other clients on this network.

    Thanks for all of the suggestions.
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