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Re: new wrt54g user questions



--- "Mr.Scrooge" <maximilian_bianco yahoo com> wrote:

> 
> --- Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net> wrote:
> 
> > R. G. Newbury wrote:
> > 
> > > Any computers on your network which use DHCP from the router will be
> > > shown in the admin or status pages of the router, using
> > > http://192.168.0.1 in a browser to get to the router's admin functions.
> > 
> > I'm not sure if this is a related question,
> > but I am using a WRT54GL, running dd-wrt, as an Access Point.
> > (It is connected to my desktop,
> > which in turn is connected to my ADSL modem.)
> > 
> > My problem is getting the WRT54GL to accept a given laptop (using WiFi).
> > It accepts some laptops, and when this happens it works beautifully.
> > The laptop MAC address is then listed on the router web-pages, as you say.
> > 
> > But other laptops simply will not connect through the router.
> 
> Perhaps they have older wireless cards? Are they all wireless-G? The router may be set for only
> wireless-G.  It can be adjusted in the wireless settings on the router to mixed mode. Also what
> kind of security is setup? do all your clients support it?
> > (There is never any problem with ethernet connections.)
> > 
> > Is there some way of adding a MAC address to the router?
> I don't know about your particular model but usually this can be done in the router config. I
> think you might find it under the security tab.
> > I'm running dhcpd on my desktop.
> > It's not really clear to me how the request from a laptop
> > gets through the router to the desktop.
> 
> It is simple networking. Once the laptop connects to the access point for all intents (except
> connection speed) and purposes it might as well be wired into the network. There is also a way
> on
> some routers to isolate the wireless clients so they cannot see the rest of the network. Useful
> in
> coffee bars and such where the wifi is free. 
> 
> Good Luck!!
> -Max
I missed or ignored the bit about the desktop handling DHCP but i think someone has covered that
already. I will have to drink less coffeeeeeeee.

-Max


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