Help with Bridge and Router

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  1. Diablo1123
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    I have an old 2Wire 1701HG Gateway which is a router/modem for my DSL. I've been trying to hook a Linksys WRT54GL to it, but its not going so well. I've got the modem in bridge mode so the router connects to the PPPoE, but I can't seem to access the internet from my computer connected to the router. The router has Tomato firmware on it. I know the router is connected to the internet because I am able to ping google.com with the Tomato firmware. Anyone have any ideas? Its late so I'm gonna go to sleep and try again tomorrow.
     
  2. Jiggah

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    Did you turn off DHCP on the modem? If I were you I'd just complete turn off the router function in the 2Wire since you're using the Linksys for that.
     
  3. MicShadow

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    Oh ho ho guess what. Just the other day i went through this agonising process with a 2Wire 2701-A

    Make sure on 2Wire:

    DHCP is off.
    Set a manual IP for it. (lets say for this 192.168.1.254)
    Internet mode is PPPoE
    Bridge mode

    Now for the Linksys:

    IP address is 192.168.2.254 (the '2' scope is important, as long as its not the same as the 2Wire)
    Set the DHCP accordingly (IP range: 192.168.2.1 192.168.1.253, gateways (dns and others to the linksys address)
    Set up PPPoE connection with your user name and pass


    SHOULD work now. Feel free to ask to clarify on anything, because i feel your pain brother. Curse you 2wire
     
  4. Diablo1123
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    kk no idea what I did, but got it working.
    Cleared the nvram on the router which I never did after flashing tomato onto it.

    Works now.

    Didn't have to mess with the stuff you said, thanks anyways though.

    Yes, 2wire sucks.