troubleshooting Question

Specify next hop on a DD-wrt router

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I’m trying to setup a second subnet that will have internet access and be accessible from the outside via RDP.

I have the following:

Cable modem >>>>>> Linksys E1500 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WAN port of  WRT-54G
            DD-WRT (Sp2)                           DD-wrt (V24-SP1)

If I leave the WRT-54G set to Gateway mode I can get to the internet but nothing from outside (RDP) can get in.  I changed the mode to router on the WRT and set it to a fixed IP:


Dropped the firewall on both routers.  What I don’t understand is how to specify the next hop for the WRT-54G.  I can’t get on the net in router mode only Gateway mode.  I can’t ping from (just some workstation).

In the E1500 I have created a route that looks like:

Destination LAN Net
Subnet mask

I’ve tried to follow the instructions in but just can’t get communication with the WRT-54G in router mode.

So the question:  How do I tell to use as its next hop?

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