Wireless Linksys Router - no routing?

By unixserv
Mar 18, 2005
  1. Hey ya'll,
    I've just stepped into a network with some wierd configurations.
    The one I'm writing about is a Linksys wireless router.
    This router is the fourth layer back from the Internet so I don't need it for true routing but I can't see how to demote it to be just a switch. A couple users access the web through this router (via the map shown below) but i can't get them on the windows domain with the shares I've setup. When I plug them in to the switch like everyone else, everything is cool.

    Here's the layout:

    User_X->Linksys (>Non-managed Switch (MS DHCP server connected)->Firewall Appliance (>Cisco Router->T-1 Internet

    How do I make domain resources available to wireless User_X??? :chef:

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You "demote" the router by plugging whatever you have in the WAN port into one of the LAN ports. Disable the DHCP server on the "demoted" router!

    You can't get Windows networking traffic through a router properly unless you put a DC on the local subnet and make some special rules for it on the router.
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