I've got a problem I need to work out. I'll try to explain this briefly.
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Our house has three floors (includes basement) The Comcast tech installed the cable modem upstairs when we had computers there. We moved the computers downstairs, and are using the Cat5 cables that run through the house to connect the computers in the home at their new location -- the main floor of the home.
Basically, the cable connection goes like this:
Comcast --> Cable Modem --> Basement of House (I use an old ethernet hub here to connect the Cat5 cable from the upstairs room and the Cat5 cable of the new computer room) --> Computer room
My network works perfectly. The problem I'm having now is that we also need to get internet into another room which holds video game consoles and an extra computer. I have three things to use -- the old 5-port ethernet hub, a Netgear WPN824v3 (the main router that we feed our wireless from), and a Linksys WRT54G.
Due to cable restrictions, I have to connect both the Netgear router and the Linksys router to the hub in the basement. The Netgear router works fine this way; however, the WRT54G will not connect for any reason. I've tried both putting the Internet cable into the Uplink (WAN) port, and just putting it in one of the numbered ports... neither work.
Any suggestions on how to make this work? I'd rather not install custom firmware to my WRT54G, but if it has to be done, I guess I'll have to. Thanks for any help!
Edited by rklamer, 12 February 2010 - 10:23 PM.