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 Post subject: Can I use a router as a gateway (with alt. firmware)
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:55 am 
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I have a Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT v24. Can I change the settings so it acts as a gateway and use it instead of the pos gateway my isp gave me?


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This is what I'm doing with my '54GS. The little gateway that my ISP gave me (Verizon DSL) had to be switched to "bridge mode" which means that after activating the account, you enter the ISP gateway at 192.168.x.x and look for a way to turn it into "bridge mode"... which turns it into simply a set of blinking lights. Then the Linksys does all the work. I did, however, have to leave the ISP gateway between the phone jack and the Linksys... the net connection won't work without it.

I found instructions on how to do this to my ISP gateway on my ISP's website.


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:56 am 
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By definition a router IS a gateway (just maybe not your default gateway), so on your linksys you wouldnt need to change anything. As OvenMaster said you will need to make a change on your ISPs router to disable its routing functionality and turn it in to a switch.

Also note that leaving both in stock configuration (routing mode) will cause all sorts of chaos.


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