WRT54GL setup without internet connection? any help?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by korisevich, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. korisevich

    korisevich LI Guru Member

    Hi there,

    I have a simple question? It's possible to configure a wrt54gl v1.1 (with last european firmware) to use it as a router for a local networkk only, without any internet connection? If is possible, how can I do it? Any manual, tutorial?

    Sorry about the question, but I'm totally rookie in network config. Basically, I want to make a home network that connect my desktop pc with an ethernet card to my laptop via wi-fi, and in a future share an internet connection

    Best Regards
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    If you follow any tutorial that shows you how to connect it just dont do any of the internet settings or should i say just dont worry about the internet settings and it should work fine.
  3. korisevich

    korisevich LI Guru Member

    Ok, did you know any tutorial for it? Step by step if is possible (ethernet card, ip config, router config...) I try with the linksys wizard, but it doesn't detect my router.

  4. hudr

    hudr LI Guru Member

    First time config on the router has to be performed by a computer hard wired to an Ethernet port, not from a wireless adapter.
    Turn on the Linksys router. Connect the desktop to any of the network ports using an Ethernet cable (the router probably came w/ one). Make sure your network card is set for DHCP (obtain an address automatically). To do this in Windows XP go to Control Panel->Network Connections->Local area Connection: Click on Properties then double click on TCP/IP and make sure "Obtain an address automatically" is checked.
    If it is then you should be in business. Open a browser window and type in the address bar. You should be asked for a user name and password. This is usually admin/admin on new out-of-the-box Linksys routers.(the default credentials are given in the "quick-start" guide also).
    I don't know about this particular router, but most of them come w/ the radio turned on and broadcasting w/ no security...so once you can get into the router config w/ the desktop, your wireless adapter should "find" the wireless network. As far as making it "work" that is about it. You should make sure the wireless adapter is set for DHCP (obtain an address automatically). You should then be able to locate any shares you have made on either PC. Any security (WEP, WPA) on the wireless portion is just a step or 2 further.
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