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I have already installed a netgear router in my network. There are four computer on the netgears network. They are working fine and has got no problem sharing internet, files and folders. Now my friend has got a new linksys wrt54g modem router. How can i get it installed on the fifth computer and share the internet to it using an ethernet cable to it. Any suggestions.
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by:irwinpks
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It would be easier if you just got a switch, unless you need the WIFI.  if the that is the case, then you assign the router WAN IP as a LAN IP to the netgear router, give it the same subnet mask, and gateway.  This will be a static assignment, and you will have to make sure that the IP address is not in the scope of the DHCP of the netgear router.

The DHCP services on the WRT54g is turned OFF or disabled so that the netgear will be the router to issue a DCHP IP address.

Somewhere in your network, you will have to give up a port and work off the WRT54g instead.
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by:scoinzen
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Can you make it a bit more simple. Got confused.
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by:irwinpks
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wired netgear router  ports 1 - 2 - 3 are currently active.  Remove the computer from port 4 and connect a cable to that port and attach the Linksys (connect to uplink port or port 1).

attach the cable from the computer that used to be on port 4 to any one of the available ports on the Linksys router.

Go into your netgear router and identify the DHCP scope (range). You need this to make sure you give a static WAN IP to Linksys that is NOT in the range of the DHCP scope of the netgear router (so that the router doesn't issue the IP of your static assignment).

Now configure your Linksys WAN IP with an address that is similar to the DHCP scope but NOT within the range. This is an arbitrary example.

IP address 192.168.0.10
subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.0.1

Then configure your LAN IP to be

IP address 192.168.0.11
subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.0.1

Do not have the Linksys issue out DHCP. At this point the router is used as a WAP (wireless access point). Enable WEP AFTER you have your WIFI computer talking to the network.
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by:raghav_lal
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what you can do is follow the diagram for the connectivity

Overview
Linksys Router --------> Switch ------> PCs

detailed

Linksys Router interfaces ----> 4 ports (let's say L1/L2/L3/L4)

Connect  L1 to Switch
Add your PCs to these switches.

Ip address schema...example.......
router (Local) IP 192.168.0.1

In the PC give IPs 192.168.0.10/11/12/13/14/15 mask x.x.x.x
Gateway 192.168.0.1

WAN IP in the router will be configured received from your ISP

hope above solves your problem....
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by:scoinzen
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Thanks for your suggestions. But let me go again with my netowork.

My original modem router
Netgear
Is connected to one computer via ethernet cable
4 of the other connected wirelessly using wireless adapter
network is in good condition
can share files, folders and printers
ip address : 192.168.0.1 for the netgear..
subnet mast 255.255.255.0

New problem
got another computer and another linksys modem router
-have connected the linksys router to the extra computer using ethernet cable.
-want to share internet and files, folders and printer to this new computer using the new router, taking it as an adapter rather than a router.


Any suggestions
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by:irwinpks
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Yikes! Totally different scenario. Is there anything else that you are missing?
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by:irwinpks
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To clarify, the Linksys WRT54g is NOT a modem, it is a router. Also, what is the model of the Netgear router? The experts here assumed that it was a WIRED router and NOT WIRELESS.

Ultimately, what is the purpose of adding the Linksys router?  To get extended range? Thought it would be a good idea? Please explain.
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by:scoinzen
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Not until now
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by:scoinzen
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I assume WRT54G is a Wireless-G 2.4 GHZ (54mbps) Broadband router. And i do admit that it is nota modem rather its just a router. And the model of my Netgear Router is DG834G-3ALUKS Wireless ADSL router.
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by:irwinpks
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Ok...now we're getting somewhere... the Netgear is an ADSL modem AND router.

Still, what is the purpose of adding the Linksys Router if the Netgear is already providing wireless services?
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by:scoinzen
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The service that the Netgear is providing is fine but by adding the Linksys Router I have planned to get the signals more powerful to the end computer as the signal alone from the netgear is not enough. I thought of getting other signal boosters but at the end thought to use the Linksys to be the best option as it might come in handy for me if I had to setup another network.
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by:irwinpks
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OIC...then apply my 2nd comment with the following changes.

Disable WIRELESS on the Netgear, and then have your computers hone into the Linksys for it's WIFI connection. The WRT54G is superior in signal strength to that of the Netgear that you have now.

That's one way of doing it.  The other is more complex by turning the Linksys into a WAP.
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by:irwinpks
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maybe not "complex", but more work is required.
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by:scoinzen
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I would like to go for the second one, can you take me through it slowly. I will be very greatful. Thank you.
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by:scoinzen
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For  information:

I have got the network with Netgear names as MSHOME workgroup (the default one).
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Thanks for providing the turorial. But the problem here is that i would like to connect both the routers wirelessly. Not by using the ethernet cable.
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by:irwinpks
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The tutorial explains how to do that.. you first need to program the router BEFORE you disconnect it.
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by:snerkel
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For what you want to do you need two routers that support WDS.

The WRT54G supports WDS

Looks like the DG834G needs a third part firmware to support WDS
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by:scoinzen
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Yes, i have programmed the router as told in the turorial.
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then disconnect it, and stop the WIFI services from your Netgear.
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Yes, I have done that
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and?
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Well I coundn't make it with the linksys router so bought another router. Bought a netgear router i.e. DG834G-3ALUKS Wireless ADSL Router. Since my primary modem router is also from Netgear, I thought it might be compatible with each other.

 Well now that my second router is in another room where it can get signal from the primary modm router. Now I would like to connect another computer to this second router via ethernet cable. Basically I would like to absorb signal from another (primary) router as a wireless adapter would do but again share it with several other computers using the second router.

Any suggestions on how to share using this secondary router.

Thanks.
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