Limksys WRT54G-EU to Netgear WG602
Posted on 2004-09-22
This ones a puzzle to. Why else would I be posting here :)
Have a Telewest broadband connection, so have one of thier modems which a Linksys WRT54G wireless router is plugged into. This has it's default internal IP range of 192.168.1.1 and is set to give DHCP addresses out. Works fine for a latop in the same room. We set up a new SSID on both the router and laptop. Obviously as we move away the signal gets weaker. So a Netgear WG602 wireless access point was purchased to allow further distance to get connections in other rooms. The default IP for the netgear is 192.168.0.227 so it's a different range to the linksys. Connnected by cable and changed the default SSID to the same as the router and laptop and also changed the IP to 192.168.1.227, so we're in the same range as the linksys router. Gave it same subnet 255.255.255.0 and for the gateway used 192.168.1.1 so it should point to the linksys. Before this it was set to DHCP, but was not sure if this meant as a client or server?
To me all this seemed right? Someone please correct me if I've missed something :)
If we move the laptop from the linksys room to the netgear room the latop looses it's IP and ends up with the one XP gives when it can't find a DHCP server. So set up the alternative IP as 192.168.1.228, subnet 255.255.255.0 and gateway of 192.168.1.1 and it shows in ipconfig, but we try to ping 192.168.1.227 get no response. Should the gateway be 192.168.1.227, being the netgear router, which would then pass the traffic on to the linksys?
Or is there a need to alter the config on the linksys to allow it to forward traffic on and receive requests from other wireless access points?
Tried to be as comprehensive as possilbe in giving information. If more needed let me know.
All help greatly appreciated.