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how connect wireless router to wired lan

October 31, 2010 at 07:49:06
Specs: Windows Vista

I am having trouble connecting my wireless router (Cisco/Linksys WRt54G V1 [192.168.1.1] ) to my existing wired LAN such that I can "see" my network devices such as pc's and printers, etc. as well as get to the internet wirelessly. My Wired LAN consists of Cable Modem (Motorola SurfBoard SB5100) connected to a Router (Linksys BEFSR41 4-port [12.34.1.1] ) connected to a 24 port switch (Linksys SR224 10/100).

When I simply attach the wireless routers "Internet port" to the LAN port I can access the web fine through the wireless pc's but can not access any of my network. When I connect one of the wireless router ports (not internet port) to the LAN port I can not access anything, internet or network. I believe it is due to my configuration or the fact that the LAN router is 12.34.1.1 and the wireless router is 192.168.1.1. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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October 31, 2010 at 11:52:46

If you connect the wireless router to your LAN by via WAN port (internet port), you will have to open ports at the WRT54G routers firewall, to be able to connect the other network devices.

If you are connecting the WRT54G LAN to LAN, you have to turn off the DHCP funktionality at the WRT54G to get ip addresses from you BEFSR41 automatically. Then all devices are in the same subnet and you should be able to first see all the other devices and secondly access the internet.

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