WRT54G2 Setup

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by rfxcasey, May 26, 2011.

  1. rfxcasey

    rfxcasey Networkin' Nut Member

    Having a problem getting my laptop on my workgroup from behind my WRT54G2. My laptop will connect to the internet just fine through the WRT54G2 but it will also see and be seen by any other network computers. My network consists of a Smoothwall router which connects directly to my ISP via DHCP on its red side. Green side of the Smoothwall router I have about 5 other computers as well as my WRT54G2 connected through a switch. All the computers on the green side can see one another on the network and will see the laptop if it is wired directly to the switch bypassing the WRT54G2.

    I can ping the WRT54G2 from all computers on my network but I cannot ping any of the computers on my network or the Smoothwall router from my laptop through the WRT54G2.

    To clarify I have 5 computers plus my WRT54G2 connected the green side of my router. I can get on the internet through the WRT54G2 with my laptop/Playstation but I cannot see any of the other computers on the network when on the wireless. I'm sure the problem is in the WRT54G2 settings. I looked for a NAT setting but don't see one in there. The only thing I see is under the security setting I have 'block anonymous internet requests' unchecked as well as Filter Internet NAT redirection'.

    I also tried putting my laptops IP on the DMZ of the WRT54G2 but that doesn't work either. I don't see a bridge mode setting for the wireless router nor to I think that it would help security to bridge my wireless.

    Do I need to set up a VPN or something to get this working. I would simply like to assign a specific IP or better yet MAC address that when connected to my wireless becomes part of my internal network.
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