Linksys WRT54G and Multicasting

Posted on 2004-10-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a WRT54G v3 Firmware 3.x.x that is acting as a WAP and Switch. The WR54G is then connected thru port 1 on the back to a 16 port Linksys Workgroup Switch and then to a Linksys BEFVP41.

When running a multicast ghost session on the network it blows out the wireless connection, meaning none of our wireless devices can connect.  No machines are connected wired or wirelessly to the WRT54G that are being ghost'ed.

Any thoughts or ideas on how I can block the multicast traffic so that the Wireless connection will work?  Anything connected to wire by the WRT54G can still access the lan/wan.

If you have any suggests on need more information, let me know.

Thank you.
Question by:mtm1974
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    I´ve worked with some other marks for Wireless, but as I long as I know, you can restrict MULTICAST & BROADCASTfor your wireless connections. I know this can be done on Proxim and some other, I don´t know about Linksys.

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    Hey what I said, it´s not true!!
    I made a mistake... you cannot filter traffic between your own network. If you have a router in the middle of the traffic, you can do it... So... Sorry!
    If you get broadcasting or multicasting from your WAN, you can stop it... Or between two point to point wireless routers but not this way!
    Hope this helps...

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