Make Linksys Not Second Subnet

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
August 7, 2009 at 13:58:51
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.791 GHz / 766 MB
I don't know how to sum this up in a few words at the top, so that's what I wrote. xP

Okay, I just got a slightly used Linksys router from a friend. I would like to use it as a switch and an access point for the far end of the house, but I don't want it to create a separate subnet. I have an ADSL router/modem combo that creates the subnet for the house, but I would like it to all be one subnet and not two. Is there any way to do this? It is a Linksys WRT54G. Thanks for any help! This seems like a simple problem to solve but I don't know what to Google...

Okay, to give you a thought of what I want...
I have a ADSL router/modem combo with a computer hooked directly to it, a Wii and 3 DSlites, plus a laptop hooked wireless to it, and a 10 mb/s network hub connected to it, which I have two (sometimes three) computer hooked to. I would like to replace the hub with the router and use it as a switch for the two/three computers and an access point since wireless can get patchy on the far side of the house.

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


See More: Make Linksys Not Second Subnet

Report •


#1
August 7, 2009 at 13:59:39
Also, I can access the ADSL router through 192.168.200.1 still and the Linksys router throguh 192.168.1.1.

Thanks again!

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


Report •

#2
August 8, 2009 at 21:42:30
Assuming you want to use the 192.168.200.x subnet you then configure the linksys to 192.168.200.2 and turn off its dhcp server. You then connect a linksys lan port to a lan port via crossover cable of the adsl router.

The .2 assignment is so you can manage the linksys via the network. Dhcp flows thru the linksys from the adsl router.


Report •

#3
August 11, 2009 at 12:38:11
Thanks a bunch! Actually, I couldn't change the IP address for some reason without it locking me out of it and me having to reset it. I don't know why. I went ahead and disabled DHCP and then found a manual online after extensive research on this and did what it said also. I went into Advanced Routing and set it up to "Route For LAN." After that, it works now as a switch and a router! Thanks again! But there is one other thing that bothers me, however. I wanted to change the SSID today and I couldn't log in. It kept coming up "Page Could Not Be Found" so I had to reset the Router and change the SSID, then go to the "Blockout but working" settings.

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


Report •

Related Solutions


Ask Question