[CentOS] Attaching LinkSys WRT54GL to CentOS machine

Sun Apr 24 20:43:56 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:11:31 +0200 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 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.

I use my 'desktop' as a DHCP server (amoungst other things) in addition
to being my desktop.


Robert Heller             -- 978-544-6933 / heller at deepsoft.com
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