[CentOS] Attaching LinkSys WRT54GL to CentOS machine

Sun Apr 24 19:11:31 UTC 2011
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Robert Heller wrote:

> I would guess that the OP just wants a Wireless Access Point.  It is
> hard (impossible at retail outlets) to get 'just an Access Point',
> although I think Linksys, et. al. still make just plain Access Points
> these are no longer commonly available at the retail level.
> I am using a Netgear 'Wireless Router' as an  Access Point. *I* don't
> even have broadband Internet at all (I use dialup).  Just leave the WAN
> jack unconnected.  Use a machine with a wired network (RJ45) that gets
> its IP address via DHCP and connect this with an Cat5 cable to any of
> the LAN ports on the Router, let it get an address automagically from
> the router and connect to the router via the router's default IP
> address with a web browser.  You should then be able to 'login' to the
> admin pages using the default username and password.  If you can, you
> can disable the WAN (in the case of the cheap Netgear box, you can't
> and it will bitch and moan about not having internet access to check
> for firmware updates -- I just ignore it).  I just disable the router's
> DHCP server, set its IP address to something consistent with my LAN (a
> static IP address in the same subnet, with the proper netmask, etc.),
> tell it to use *my* DHCP server, default route, etc. Oh, and set up its
> SSID and security. I run DHCP on my desktop for my LAN. Once the router
> is set up to work with your LAN, just jack a Cat5 from any of its LAN
> ports to your switch.

That is more or less exactly what I'm hoping to achieve -
except that I would like my server also to be my DHCP server.
But I'll start off with you method, and see how I get on.

Timothy Murphy  
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