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Another WRT54g to WAP54G question.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Pye, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Pye

    Pye Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G that I use to connect the wired pcs and wireless pcs to each other and a broadband connection. All this works well. The problem I'm facing is: I need to connect a few more wired pcs on a different floor to the network. And a few more wireless ps also. What I would like to do is:


    Internet><WRT54G> wireless <WAP54G
    ................/.........\....................../......... \
    ....wired pc....wireless pc.....switch....wireless pc
    .........................................../.......\
    .............................wired pc.........wired pc

    Is this possible?

    the floor I am wanting to place the WAP54G on has a good connection with my WRT54G in some spots, but not in the place where i need to have my wireless pcs on this floor. I can place the WAP54g in a place where it has a good signal from my router. Can I plug a switch into the WAP54g and access it from both wired and wireless pcs?(Using the wireless side to see both my router and the wireless pcs and still use the port on back for wired pcs via a switch?)

    If so, what firmware do I need to be running on the WRT54G and the WAP54G?

    Thanks,
    Pye
     
  2. Ibebeinb

    Ibebeinb Guest

    If I understand what you're asking, I'm wanting to do the same thing. I basicly want to use the WAP54G as a wireless client of the WRT54G, and connect a switch to the WAP54G to allow one segment of the network back to the segment that has the WRT54G.

    I did not realize that out of the box the WAP54G would only work in bridgemode back to another WAP54G which sucks. I figure one of these alternate firmwares will fix that but I also have no idea which one as I am new to linksys hacking.
     
  3. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Just get another WRT54G instead of the WAP54G. Then configure a WDS link between the two routers using the Sveasoft firmware and you can accomplish exactly what Pye diagramed. (And it wouldn't even require the extra switch he shows hanging off the WAP54G.)
     
  4. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

    if the wap54g has wds then use it ot like 4acces s said just get a WRT54G cause it can act as a access point as well with the proper firmware
     

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