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Linksys Router WRT54GS - Using as Access Point instead of Router

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Hi all
-I am running windows 2003 ent edition network, recently I had to change my wireless access nodes from CISCO 350 aironet to Linksys WRT54GS.  Since the new nodes (WRT54GS) are routers so I have to use one of the LAN ports to make it as access points.  Each wireless access point ie WRT54GS is connected VIA separate ethernet wall jack, and I am running WPA security on all of these wireless nodes WRT54GS.   I am running DHCP and DNS on a windows 2003 server which I want to be acting as the default gateway for all my client laptops getting access to the internet VIA the wireless nodes WRT54GF Linksys.  All of these new nodes WRT54GS have static IP addressess assigned VIA my server whcih is running DHCP and DNS.  Everything works nice and smooth but:

-Whenever I restart my server 2003 which has DHCP and DNS, one of the new wireless nodes WRT54GS becomes the default gateway for the wireless clients.  So I do not get any internet connection.  In this case I have to restart the specific wireless node WRT54GS so that it properly sees the server 2003 which has DHCP and DNS.  

-Is there anyting I am missing under the configuration of these wilreless nodes WRT54GS to make them properly act as access points and not routers?  How do I configure them so that in case my server 2003 with DHCP and DNS if its down then  these wireless nodes do NOT act as default gateways (they should simply act as Access Points).

I need help.

Thanks in advance
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