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Bridge or client mode

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by vidin, May 11, 2005.

  1. vidin

    vidin Network Guru Member

    Hello everyone,
    I'm a complete newbie. Hopefully you guys can help me.
    At our home we (10students) get the wlan signal of the university.
    Now I would like to "put" the wlan signal to the ports of my Linksys WRT54G so that we can all surf through this wlan connection.
    Can somebody tell me what I need to do to "put" the wireless connection to cable? Someone told me I would need the "client mode", some other guy said something about a bridge. I have no clue how to do this. Any hints or any firmware recommendation for that? I tried openwrt but seems to be pretty complicated.

    Any help is very very appreciated! (My mates will otherwise kill me or sell me to someone somewhere to get their money back).
    Thank you all in advance.

  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    Client mode. Wether it's a bridged or routed client mode doesn't matter in this case.





    To ensure a successful flashing of the firmware:

    1.) Do a long reset (>30 sec) before flashing the new firmware. This will reset everything to default settings.

    2.) Do not flash over a wireless connection. Only flash from a computer directly connected to one of the lan ports of the WRT54G.

    3.) Disable https in the administration webinterface before flashing.

    4.) Disable any firewall on the computer you are using to flash the router.

    5.) Wait long enough, until flashing has finished. Even when the "Flashing finished" message appears, it's a good idea to wait a little bit longer.

    6.) Do another long reset after flashing has finished.

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