I am trying to connect a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router to a Cisco Catalyst 3500 XL 48 port switch to use as a wireless access point, the switch being connected to a Windows 2003 server to assign IP addresses. The guy who set it up previously somehow had this thing working as such (internet worked too) and had the WAN port of the wireless router connected to a port on the 48 port switch. In the past, I have done the same thing by connecting a LAN port on the wireless router to one of the ports on a similar switch. Let's say that the router IP address is 192.168.5.1, and assigns IP addresses between 192.168.5.20 to 192.168.5.254
Also, my DNS server is 192.168.5.2, and my gateway is 192.168.5.1. I know that I should set this information manually in the wireless router's configuration, as well as disable the DHCP server on the wireless router, so that it simply acts as a WAP. Regardless, I can't get the thing working. I'm sure this thing is MDI-auto, so I shouldn't need a crossover cable, should I?