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WRT54G Router-New Setup

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I recently got a wrt54g router v5 and am trying to set it up on my network. I have a dsl modem that runs to a switch and sends it to four other computers. I then ran another cord to my old wireless router and plugged that into the uplink port. This worked fine but was very unreliable.

Now I am trying to set up this new router the same way. I read somewhere that the fourth port on this one also acts as uplink and so I plugged the cord into there. I can pick up the wireless on my laptop and connect to the router. I can change settings and stuff from here fine but no Internet. Here's the kicker though, if I run an ethernet cord to the laptop from one of the ports on the router I get internet, only it's really slow. I have DHCP disabled on the wrt54g and enabled on the speedstream dsl modem. I also have it set to act as a router versus a gateway.

If anyone knows how to make the wireless work that would be very helpful.
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