WRT54G to an existing network

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Blob, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. Blob

    Blob Guest

    I'm going to buy Linksys WRT54G tomorrow as my first tryout for wireless networks. I already have a Linux box which uses DHCP to give out C-class IP addresses to wired clients in the network and the Internet connection is shared with NAT. So I don't those services from the WRT54G. So I was thinking is it possible with the Router mode so that the WRT54G only passes the DHCP requests to the wireless network and routes the traffic from them to the Linux box that operates as a gateway? Like wired clients do ATM. Here's a short presentation of the layout I was thinking about:

    Linux DHCP/NAT Gateway
    8-port switch
    | | |
    | Desktop machine 1
    | |
    | Desktop machine 2
    WRT54G --> Wireless laptops etc
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    just get the router, turn off dhcp and so forth on the rotuer, then plug your switch into the wrt on one of it's lan ports and it'll do that.
    (i'm running a similar setup)
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