I had similar problems with a Linksys wireless router. The very bright
student that works for me figured out that plugging the MSUnet
connection into one of the regular network ports (instead of special
port for uplink) made it work as an access point (bridging, I suppose?)
instead of a router.
Mine was a model WRT54G. It acts as a switch among 4 10/100 ports, plus
has a port marked "Internet".
Possibly your Motorola would do the same thing....
Peter J Murray wrote:
> We want to add a wireless access point to our small library at James
> Madison, and I picked up a Motorola WR850G for around $60. The WR850G
> is a router (not just an access point because it's easier to find
> routers on the shelves). I'm sure it's just a matter of some sort of
> configuration, but I want it to function as an access point, that is to
> pass through DHCP requests to the appropriate MSU resources, get an IP
> address from MSU's DHCP system. I shut off NAT and the router's built
> in DHCP, but no luck.
> Is it even possible to do this, or do I need to return it for an 'access
> point'? You can configure all sorts of things, and turn on RIP v1 and
> v2 and add routes and what not. I'm sure I'm just missing something.
> James Madison College