This article details how to setup a Linksys WRT54GL from factory defaults using a Routed IP.
Occasionally due to equipment, or preference you will need to present a public IP on the WAN interface. This is using a Routed IP.
A block of IP addresses (or subnet) requires three IP addresses. A broadcast address, a network address and a gateway address. For instance, if you have been allocated a block of four IPs. the first would be the network address, the second to last is the gateway and the last is the broadcast address. Therefore, out of a block of four IP addresses, three have been allocated and that leaves one as a spare IP. So you would use the spare IP for the device.
10.10.10.10 - Network Address
10.10.10.11 - Spare IP
10.10.10.12 - Gateway
10.10.10.13 - Broadcast Address
Firstly, connect your router to it’s internet connection and computer. Open up a web browser and navigate to 192.168.3.17.
The username is admin and the password is Bonding123.
Next, click on Settings on the left side menu, followed by LAN Settings.
Change the Router LAN IP Address to 10.0.3.x (x is the router number, so 10.0.3.1 for the first router, 10.0.3.2 for the second and so on).
Disable DHCP and set the VRRP Gateway IP Address from the second to last IP in your block. Also change the VRRP Subnet Mask to correspond to the correct subnet for you.
The correct subnet for you depends on how many IP addresses you have in your block.
|Number of IPs||Subnet Mask||Slash Notation|
Now click on Save and reboot.
Once the router has restarted you will need to navigate to 10.0.3.x in your browser and enter the username and password once again.
Next, click on Settings again and then Change password. The new password should be un0bond1ng.
The last thing is to go back to the Settings Menu and select Sharedband Service Configuration.
Enter the username and password provided for you, along with the Community ID number, the Node Identifier and the Aggregation Server IP Address. Click on Save and reboot.
For any additional routers, the process is exactly the same. The Router LAN IP Address will change according to each router number. The second router would have the 10.0.3.2 address. Each of the routers should use the same log in details and Sharedband Service Configuration.