Bridging two WRT55AG routers

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by BoneheadOtto, May 11, 2007.

  1. BoneheadOtto

    BoneheadOtto LI Guru Member

    Sorry if this has been asked before. I am a newbie to networking and am working on creating a wireless setup that will work well with media center extenders.

    I would like to setup two WRT55AG routers where one is a router and the other is a bridge (think thats the correct term). I want the "bridge" router to wirelessly connect to the primary router on the 802.11A standard but not have DHCP enabled. I will have several gaming consoles wired into that "bridge" router, and a 360 serving as a media center extender.

    So my question is, can the WRT55AG be setup as a bridge in this way, and if so how? There is no mention of bridge capabilities for the product so i am guessing i need to flash the router to get this feature?

    The setup i am going for is a Media Center PC wired to the primary router, with a secondary router bridging over .11A to game consoles, and another media center extender with wireless capabilities connecting to the primary router.

    thanks for helpin a noob.
     
  2. MoX20

    MoX20 Guest

    that is not possible. the router doesnt have a wireless bridge function. if you want, get a wireless bridge (wet54gs5). this device has a capability of connecting wirelessly to your main router's signal, it has no DHCP so your gaming consoles etc will get their IP address from your main router and it has 5 10/100 ethernet port.
     
  3. BoneheadOtto

    BoneheadOtto LI Guru Member

    Ok good to know. Since i will be using the 360 as a media center extender i will need the bridge to be 802.11A. (i find that 2.4Ghz is too noisy now and my Pre-N network still drops frames due to interfereance)

    So im looking at purchasing a D-Link DWL-7100AP to perform the bridge functionality. Will that router bridge just fine to any 802.11a router or should both routers be the same model. I assume the bridge will work just fine with any router.
     
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