CONNECTING A LINKSYS WAP54G AND WRT54GS TOGETHER VIA WAN PORTS
Posted on 2007-10-03
MY SETUP - Consists of a LAN made up of hard wire networked PC's plus wireless AP's, Routers and Repeaters using Linksys WAP54G's and a couple of WRT54G's. At a 3 mile distant location is a DSL modem plus a Linksys WRT54GS running as a Gateway, which uses a high gain antenna to link with a WAP54G at the first location running as an AP Client of the WRT54GS.
MY QUESTION - I want to use one of my WRT54G's on my LAN for DHCP and as a Gateway to the DSL modem. My tests consist of networking the WAN port of the WRT and WAP so as to maintain exclusivity of my LAN, with control of clients' accessing the DSL and non-interfering DHCP service. Logically speaking, my WRT54G's LAN IP would be the Default Gateway for my LAN based PC's, while the Default Gateway IP address of my WAP54G linking to the distant WRT54GS would be the IP address of the distant WRT54GS. I have been trying all sorts of WRT54G configurations, to no avail. I would be interested to hear comments/suggestions/whatever from anyone out there who has tried such an arrangement. If I plug the WAP directly into a networked HUB or one of the WRT's LAN ports, everything works fine - EXCEPT that I now have frequent IP conflicts with workstations outside my LAN, and I cannot use DHCP because it also exists somewhere along the distant link.
Thanks in advance to anyone responding.