Using Linksys WRT54G as router connected to ActionTec with FIOS
I just got FIOS installed and I already had a local network using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I would like to keep my local wired network because I have a couple of HP printers that don't have DHCP and need to maintain a fixed address. I also have a Linksys Print Server with one of the printers connected to that. I've tried assigning the ethernet side with DHCP to the ActionTec router and using a different network (192.168.2.1) for my local network on the Linksys and my PC can see it but I can't get out to the internet through the ActionTec. I tried using ActionTec address (192.168.1.1) and the Linksys addresses (192.168.2.1 and the DHCP address assigned from the ActionTec router) with no success. Has anybody else configured this setup? If so,
can you give me instructions on what I have to do? Thanks!
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The easiest way I can think of is to shrink the DHCP address pool.
To do that, at least on the model of Actiontec router I have, click on "Network (Home/Office)" the go to the "IP Address Distribution" section of the screen. "DHCP Server" should already be selected, and under that, you'll find "Start IP addresses" and "End IP addresses." Usually, the start will be 192.168.1.2 and the end will be 192.168.1.254. What I usually do is change the start address to 192.168.1.200. That leaves over 50 addresses for normal wireless connections, and I'll general assign IP addresses from the rest of the range as follows:
192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.9: routers, APs, etc.
192.168.1.50 to 192.168.1.59: printers
192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.109 for other static devices. (I often find that Blu-Ray players, cable boxes, etc. behave better if they have a static address.)
But really, on home network, I doubt you'll have more than 15 devices that need static addresses, so you could set the DHCP start address as low as 192.168.1.16 if you wanted to.
You will need to change the dafault ip of one of the device.
Connect using a calbe lan first browse the ip 192.168.1.1
then change one of the device 192.168.1.2
Then set one as (ap repeater) access point router..
ok try this
your SPA2102-R seems to have one ethernet connection and one internet connection.
your WRT54G-TM seems to have one internet connection and 4 ethernet connections.
What you are trying to achive is; plug a ethernet cable into the ethernet connection on your SPA2102-R then plug the other end into the internet port of the WRT54G-TM
hope this helps, I have assumed that you intend to use a DSL broadband supplier not ADSL.
if you are changing service from DSL to ADSL then your WRT54G-TM needs to be first in line configured and working. then plug the internet port from the SPA2102-R into any of the WRT54G-TM ethernet ports.
The problem may not be with your router. I had a situation a year ago with the modem dropping the signal everyday. I spent hours on the phone with verizon tech support to no avail. They sent someone out to my home and he put a filter on the main line coming into the house which didn't resolve the issue. Then verizon insisted the modem was bad so they sent me an actiontec. Turns out that the problem had nothing to do with me. They try to squeeze as much bandwith at their switching stations as they can. They switched me over to another hub and viola no more problem.
You need to check the ip address of your actiontec router, the default ip address of linksys router is 192.168.1.1, they should not be the same or else you will not able to connect the router to the internet.
Let me also give you the site on how to add the linksys router to another existing router.
The linksys has 4 LAN port and 1 "Internet" port on the back - we ONLY use the LAN ports NEVER the Internet port - because your existing router is connected to the Internet - your linksys is connected to the LAN