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Halestorm April 8, 2011 05:39 AM

Networking guys! Wonder if you can help me with something
 
So, I have a WRT400N. The 2.4ghz channel started to fail a few days ago(i think). The 5.0ghz channel is fine and wired is fine. I have tried restoring the defaults, changing the channels, changing the protection on it, etc. Nothing worked, it would either not connect or when connected be very sporadic and drop every few seconds.

So my thoughts is that it is pooched. So, I disabled the 2.4ghz channel and plugged in my old trusty WRT54G router to the 400N through eathernet to act as the B/G broadcaster.

I am just wondering what I need to set the 54G router to be able to access the internet on my devices connecting to it? I have changed the ip of the router so it doesnt match up with the 400N, I can see it getting an IP from the 400N, I can see the wireless network and connect to it, but I have no external access.. just access to the router.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

chrisk April 8, 2011 06:08 AM

Try changing the channel in the 2.4GHZ band. There are 11 of them. Microwaves and 2.4GHZ cordless phones interfere with that band.

Halestorm April 8, 2011 06:10 AM

Oh I have, tried every channel on my 400N To troubleshoot it. Also scanned channels on my WRT54G and 1 was free so I am using that, but did try 6, 8 and 11.

Prolab April 8, 2011 07:40 AM

So youve tried using multiple wireless devices to connect to the 2.4ghz? And they all failed to see/connect?

how about flashing a newer F/W?

JD April 8, 2011 08:19 AM

Regarding the connection between the WRT54 and WRT400, it should be connected via the LAN ports. Do NOT use the WAN port on the WRT54 at all.

Should simply work if you have it connected that way. The WRT54 will merely be an AP. I'd also disable DHCP on it just to be safe. And it sounds like you already changed the LAN IP of the WRT54, if not, make sure it's not 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2 would do for example.

Halestorm April 8, 2011 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prolab (Post 504140)
So youve tried using multiple wireless devices to connect to the 2.4ghz? And they all failed to see/connect?

how about flashing a newer F/W?


Yes F/W flashed up and down with DD-WRT, Tried connecting with my iphone, ps3, and tablet, all having the same issues.



Quote:

Originally Posted by JD (Post 504144)
Regarding the connection between the WRT54 and WRT400, it should be connected via the LAN ports. Do NOT use the WAN port on the WRT54 at all.

Should simply work if you have it connected that way. The WRT54 will merely be an AP. I'd also disable DHCP on it just to be safe. And it sounds like you already changed the LAN IP of the WRT54, if not, make sure it's not 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2 would do for example.


So.... I have my Modem(cable) plugged into my WAN port on the 400N (The "internet" port, sorry if it isnt the WAN port and im an idiot). Then I have my main computer in LAN 1 and the WRT54G in LAN 2.

Lan 2 was going directly into the "Internet port" on my WRT54G, I thought it would have to in order to be broadcasting, well I think Wan is internet IN, Lan is internet OUT.

So I should have it plugged into LAN 1 on my WRT54G?

LarkStarr April 8, 2011 01:28 PM

yes, that should do it.

Halestorm April 8, 2011 01:34 PM

Wicked, I'll give her a try when I am at home tonight. Thanks guys!

JD April 8, 2011 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halestorm (Post 504223)
Lan 2 was going directly into the "Internet port" on my WRT54G, I thought it would have to in order to be broadcasting, well I think Wan is internet IN, Lan is internet OUT.

So I should have it plugged into LAN 1 on my WRT54G?

Yes. I know common sense wise it doesn't seem correct, but it's the only way. The WAN port is basically segregated from the LAN ports, and by using the WAN port on the WRT54G to connect back to the WRT400N, you've made an entirely separate network.

Though I'd still look into warranty options on the WRT400N. Could be a sign that it's on the way out...

LarkStarr April 8, 2011 02:31 PM

you can, with some firmwares, make the WAN port act like a LAN port.


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