wrt54gs configuration question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by rjack88, May 24, 2007.

  1. rjack88

    rjack88 LI Guru Member

    I have an existing computer with a DSL modem (dynamic IP), I have (2) NIC's one DHCP plugged into the DSL router, and one DHCP plugged into the WRT54GS I just bought.

    I use dyndns.org to map to the IP from the outside. I have IIs running, hosting a website, I have an FTP server runing, I use RDP via tsweb, I also use torrents, p2p and have a boinc client running. I don't want to change any of this...

    I can browse my shares from the laptop via wireless and browse the laptop from the PC, now how can I enable Internet access on the laptop without changing anything on the PC? I've been trying for about 6 hours without any luck.

    Please help....
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    So let me get this straight. Your pc is hosting you internet connection and you plugged the wrt into the pc, now is the wrt getting an ip from the pc and the laptop is getting an ip from the wrt?
  3. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    The rational thing would be to change your setup so that the router connects to the modem and the computers connect to the router (through LAN or wireless). You would need to:
    - use fix IP for the server
    - redirect the needed ports to the server
    - switch the PPPoE to the router
    You can keep the dyndns client on the server or put it on the router.

    Now, if you do not want to change your setup, the easiest is to:
    - connect the router to the PC using a LAN port (not the WAN port)
    - fix the IP on the 2nd LAN of the PC.
    - enable ICS (internet connection sharing) in windows to allow connections on the 2nd LAN to be redirected to the 1st LAN
    - set the 2nd LAN IP as the gateway for the laptop or just let DHCP work.

    This should do the trick.
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