802.11 n/g setup not working?

I have a cable modem, which is connected to an Apple Airport Base Station Extreme, set to use 802.11n for my Macbook Pro.

This works perfectly.

I also have a Linksys WRT54G gateway/router with standard firmware. My plan is to have this connected to the Airport via crossover cable, and allow my friends/family to connect to it on 802.11g.

This is what I tried to do so far:

- Connect the WRT54G and Airport by cable using only the LAN ports.

- Configured the WRT54G to run as a Router, rather than Gateway.

- Disabled DHCP on the WRT54G.

The problem I'm having, is that when I try and connect via the WRT54G, I get a 169 IP. I assumed that it would forward me onto the Airport, and assign me an IP there.

Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong? I just want to be able to allow n&g wireless access to my Internet connection!


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pepsione wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@no-mx.wirelessforums.org:

just out of curiousity, why did you want to disable DHCP on the router? I thought that is needed so the router can assign IP to the devices that want to connect to it?

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Aside from that, i'm wondering why he turned WIRELESS off (Configured the WRT54G to run as a Router, rather than Gateway) and expects it to still work as if the wireless was still on.....

I have mine connected together both with different ssid's/dhcp on/connected via the lan ports, and it works great for multiple devices/connections...

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