WRT54G Setup Problems

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ultra_newbie, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. ultra_newbie

    ultra_newbie Guest

    Here is my problem:

    I have just moved into a friends house while I try buy a house in the area. He already has an existing home network running off a linksys router. Same model as mine except without the wireless capability. I am trying to setup up mine so that it connects to his router so I can setup a wireless network for my laptop.

    I ran the linksys setup CD and followed all the steps and at the end it says it cannot connect to the Internet. I tried it several times and still no luck.

    Any tips and suggestions or a guide on how to set this up.


    Newbie :)
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Search the forums - there are plenty posts describing this type of 2-router setup. To get you started, here some points to consider:

    Assuming the unwireless (wired only) router, let's call it rtr A, is already routing wired computers to the internet, you have to connect your wireless router, rtr B, to rtr A, LAN port to LAN port - don't use the WAN port on rtr B.

    If rtr A is already suppling IP addresses via DHCP, turn off DHCP on rtr B.

    Go into rtr B's configuration, and make sure it has a static IP address on the same subnet as rtr A, but not the exact same address, nor an address used by another computer/device.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Connecting it this way would turn it into a swith and i am unsure if wireless would work right, if i had to guess i would say no. My guess as to what the overall problem is, is the wireless router is setup for the same ip space as the wired router and thats whats causing the problem. There is no issue with basic connectivity running double nat (connecting the wireless router wan port to a lan port of the wired router) just make sure the ip space being used is not the same. Being that the routers are the same model one would think they are and thats whats causing the current connectivity issue.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Under advanced routing change the setting from Gateway to Router
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