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Unable to get my WET54G up and running

I had a wireless router whose IP config is:
address: 192.168.1.1
net mask: 255.255.255.0
security: WEP 128 bits
key 1: X... [13 characters long)

I am trying to connect my PC/Linux to the Internet. I have plugged the WET54G to the PC through Ethernet.
IP address: 192.168.1.35
net mask: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: 192.168.1.1

When trying to setup the security on the bridge, I do not know where to type the key: passphrase or key 1?

My PC setup is:
IP address: 192.168.1.33
net mask: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: 192.168.1.1

Any idea? Thanks in advance.

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ok on every router there is a ip address range in wich it makes up the addresses, for instance on my wrt300n the ranges are 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.199, You can view this by going to your routers page 192.168.1.1 and viewing the SETUP tap and BASIC SETUP subtap and look at Network Address Server Settings DHCP, in order to get the wet54g to work you have to be within that range.

note: if you cant find the ip address range of your router and you have another pc running on wireless go on that machine and run start menu, run then cmd, once there type ipconfig /all and it will show you the ip address of that machine ex 192.168.1.102, this will give you an idea on were to set your bridges ip address, i just set mine at 192.168.1.103 wich was 1 above my other pc

So with that said in your router function 192.168.1.1 make sure you have DHCP enabled and i have my SSID broadcast on and i use wep 128 bit with a passphrase and firewall protection on

BRIDGE: when first installing the wet54g make sure to use it on the pc that the router is hooked up next to because you need to hardline the wet54g right into the router to first set it up. log into your bridge for the first time at 192.168.1.226 username: admin, password: admin, change the ip address of the bridge from 192.168.1.226 to 192.168.1.xxx (within the routers ip address range as stated earlier on my machine i made it 192.168.1.103) and leave it as a static ip address. so it should look like this

Static ip address
IP address: 192.168.1.103
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (this is your router ip address)

and from here you should be able to do a site surver and see your router, click on the SSID name of your router example linksys and it should prompt for your security settings if not there on the main page. i used wep 128 bit on infrastructure mode. so make sure its under your correct mode (dont worry about channel if using infrastructure) make sure your security is enabled or disabled depending on your set up, if enabled click on the edit security settings button put in your right mode (wep for me) make sure the Transmision key is the same on your router wich you can find at 192.168.1.1 under wireless and wirless security(mine was transmission key 1). so enter your passphase and generate it appy and close.

apply all of your settings and wiat 15 sec for the bridge to reboot, then go to the advanced tap of the bridge and it should look like this

TransmissionRate : AUTO
Authentication Type: Shared (if using security)

Clooning mode i set to Enable and auto

This should be it for the bridge, now go to the pc your going to be using it on and view your network connections and properties of your NIC/network card and highlight TCP/IP setters and click properties of that make it the following

check Obtain an IP address automatically

and check Use the Following DNS server addresses:
Preferred DNS server: 192.168.1.xxx (make the xxx to whatever you assigned your bridges ip address to, in my case it was 192.168.1.103)

Alternate DNS server: 192.168.1.1 (make your router's IP address )

save and close settings

you should now be able to see the internet.

i tried my best to fully explain this if i left something out i apologize

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Make sure that you routers IP range is setup to handle the IP address of your PC.

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