WRT54GL alone in the country...

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by JoanBa, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. JoanBa

    JoanBa LI Guru Member


    I live in the country, there is no way to access internet via cable or DSL. Recently we've started a wifi project with an experienced ISP, and we're trying to setup the landscape. The idea is to use several DSL links and extend the network using a wifi net of access points.

    I'm using a Linksys WRT54GL but I've a lot of problems and it doesn't work at all. In contrast a simple Longshine LCS-WA5-40 is working fine. My linksys has the following software: Firmware Version: v4.71.1, Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c

    The central server is running HotSpot software. My WRT54GL is configured in Client mode, I've setup a fixed WAN IP address: with default gateway and some known DNS servers. The LAN address is the same. The router is configured in 'gateway' mode. Sometimes the diagnostics tools work fine from the Linksys interface, but our computers cannot reach the internet. My test PC uses a fixed IP addres, and as a default gateway ( I've tried to use but it doesn't work ).

    All addresses have net mask

    Any idea or advice ?

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Why is your WRT54GL set to Client mode?
    How is the router connected to the Internet?
  3. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    That's your problem. The LAN address need to be in a different subnet for client mode.

  4. JoanBa

    JoanBa LI Guru Member


    The WRT54GL is working in Client mode ( STATION-INFRASTRUCTURE ??), because our ISP has setup a net of access points distributed in different houses of the town. Our town is disseminated in a wide area, so the only way to access internet that I have is using the wifi connection of my neighbour which lives 2 km. from me.

    One test that I've done is to have different IP addresses in the router, the WAN address is and the LAN is In this way the router seems to work but at lower speeds than the Longshine.

    Is there any way to use same address for WAN/LAN ??

  5. ColinM

    ColinM LI Guru Member

    I'm asking my boss for you as he's doing the exact same thing.
  6. ColinM

    ColinM LI Guru Member

  7. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    I suggest you looking into dd-wrt firmware and use the repeater mode. Although it's still in beta, but I have tested and use it without any complication.
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