What can I do to get both the RTV and Xbox to receive a DHCP IP from the WGA54G??

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Andy, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I have a wireless WRT54G Linksys router (upstairs office) and I also have a
    WGA54G wireless gaming adapter (downstairs family room) that communicates to
    the router for ReplayTV (RTV) Guide updates and software updates. I just
    bought an X-box (family room) that I want to receive DHCP from the router
    but the WGA54G is being used by the RTV and can only have one RJ45
    connection into it.

    I tried connecting a HUB to the WGA54G RJ45 and connecting the RTV and Xbox
    into the Hub figuring that it wouldn't work (I also tried the uplink on the
    hub) and I was right. I then tried an auto-sensing Switch and that did not
    work either.

    Now, I have the following hardware that was replaced by the wireless
    hardware. I have a BEFSR41 Linksys router and a WEP11 Linksys AP. I
    haven't tried the WEP11 AP because I believe it needs to plug directly into
    a non-wireless router and then it can communicate to wireless clients (e.g.
    that's why the WRT54G replaced the old Router and AP - combined two into
    one).

    SO - I AM STUCK. Ack. What can I do to get both the RTV and Xbox to receive
    a DHCP IP from the WGA54G??

    Sorry for LONG explanation. Thanks in advance for your replies! I
    appreciate it!!
     
    Andy, Feb 12, 2004
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  2. Andy

    Coz Guest

    I believe your wep11 will work as a bridge client in your config.... check
    the configuration settings - i sold mine so i dont remember but im sure it
    had a mode setting for that.
     
    Coz, Feb 12, 2004
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  3. Andy

    Andy Guest

    So would I connect the WEP AP in bridge mode to the WGA or just use the WEP
    AP in bridge mode - right? I have other clients that work off the wireless
    router upstairs, so the clients would just connect to the AP right? If so,
    there goes my 54G connection.
     
    Andy, Feb 13, 2004
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  4. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Let me rewrite this because it didn't make a lot of sense.

    So would I connect the WEP AP in bridge mode to the WGA or just use the WEP
    AP in bridge mode to connect to the WRT54G router and not use the Wireless
    Game Adapter at all? I have other clients that work off the wireless router
    upstairs, so the clients would just connect to the AP right? If so, there
    goes my 54G connection. Let me know - thanks.
     
    Andy, Feb 13, 2004
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  5. Andy

    Andy Guest

    can anyone tell me if this is what I need for my situation?
     
    Andy, Feb 14, 2004
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  6. On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 05:41:31 GMT, Andy spoketh
    Yes, the WET would replace the WGA.

    Lars M. Hansen
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    Lars M. Hansen, Feb 14, 2004
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  7. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Isn't that what my WGA54G is - a tiny AP? What's can't I use that with a
    hub, switch so it will offer clients a way to connect to the wireless router
    upstairs in the office to get an IP?
     
    Andy, Feb 14, 2004
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  8. On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:42:39 GMT, Andy spoketh
    No, your WGA54G is a tiny WEP. And it appears that it's restricted to
    being a wireless client for one MAC address. I believe others have
    mentioned something similar about these game adapters. If you need to
    connect more than one device to a wireless network, you'll need a
    wireless bridge, or a wireless access point in bridging mode...

    Lars M. Hansen
    www.hansenonline.net
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    Lars M. Hansen, Feb 14, 2004
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  9. Andy

    Uncle Ken Guest

    Here's a picture, which I hope will help you understand. Sell
    your WGA game adapter to a friend, or on ebay. By the way, the WET is
    not an access point; it's a client bridge.

    upstairs wired clients
    | | |
    WRT54G


    WET54G
    |
    hub
    | |
    downstairs wired clients
     
    Uncle Ken, Feb 14, 2004
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  10. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Thanks. I didn't know this about the WGA54G.


     
    Andy, Feb 15, 2004
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  11. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I do. Just wanted to use hardware I already had. Guess I better ditch the
    WGA54G.

    Thanks!
     
    Andy, Feb 15, 2004
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  12. On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 05:19:16 GMT, Andy spoketh
    Before you give up totally on the WGA54G, try to disable the MAC cloning
    feature. Go to the advanced setup page, and change "cloning mode" from
    "Automatic" to "Disable".

    Since the adapter will clone the MAC address of the device it is
    connected to when in "automatic" mode, it cannot work with more than one
    device. With the cloning mode disabled, you might have better luck.

    Lars M. Hansen
    www.hansenonline.net
    Remove "bad" from my e-mail address to contact me.
     
    Lars M. Hansen, Feb 15, 2004
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  13. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I gave up on the WGA54g - off to Ebay for that one. Can anyone assist in
    helping me setup up a Linkys WRT54G with a WAP11 (in either AP or Bridge
    mode). I used the USB util to download the settings, but noticed that it
    did not nor would not give me an option to select a Channel for it.

    I am not certain how to get my wireless router to communicate to the
    wireless access point in either AP or Bridge mode so the AP can offer DCHP
    addresses.

    Thanks!
     
    Andy, Feb 16, 2004
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