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I've had a Linksys WRT54GS running DD-WRT (build 14929) for a while. I recently bought another Linksys (Cisco) router (WRT160NL) and installed DD-WRT on it (build 16785).

I'd like to keep the WRT54GS as my main router since it is very stable and use the WRT160NL as a network switch, NAS device, and asterisk server.

I already have samba installed, configured, and running fine on the 160. However, the 160 is running as a router so only devices connected to it can access network shares.

How can I configure the 160 so that all devices in my network can access its network shares?

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On the Setup, Basic Setup tab, turn the WAN connection type to Disabled. The under WAN Port, check Assign WAN port to Switch. Save and Apply settings.

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hmmm, looks like the router can no longer access the internet. When I ssh into the router and attempt to run commands like wget, or opkg update, I get errors relating to download failures... Any ideas? – adaptive Mar 29 '12 at 18:43
The router cannot access the internet or things attached to it? You need to assign the router an IP address on your network so it knows where it is. – uSlackr Mar 29 '12 at 21:30
Correction, the router can ping ip addresses but it just can not resolve host names. ping -c 4 fails with ping: bad address but ping -c 4 works. So its a DNS issue. FWIW, I made sure to give the router an IP address, and a DNS gateway address. – adaptive Mar 30 '12 at 2:13
Thanks, I added the gateway address to the "Local DNS" and it now works. – adaptive Mar 30 '12 at 2:17
Is there a way to log in and change settings after doing this or do you have to reset the router? – Joe Philllips Apr 21 '12 at 20:59

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