Can I connect more than 4 computers to a WRT54G?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by TrackManV12, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. TrackManV12

    TrackManV12 Network Guru Member

    Hi, I don't really know a whole lot about networking, so I am hoping to learn a little.

    I currenty have a WRT54G router that connect to a cable modem. There are 4 computers (all on XP) connected to the router with WMP54G cards. I have two more computers on Windows 98 that I would like to connect wirelessly but, the router only has 4 ports. Does this mean you cannot connect more than 4 computer to the router?
    If so, what do I need to get so I connect the other computers?
    Otherwise, can I just buy two more of the WMP54G cards and connect them to my current router?
     
  2. thebigmagu

    thebigmagu Network Guru Member

    i cant remember the exact number rite now but you can connect allot more then 4 computers to the wrt54g wirelessly
     
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    If you're talking about wired computers, get yourself a switch or hub, and just plug it into one of the ports and plug a bunch of computers into it. I think the WRT54G can handle something like 120+ clients that way.

    Wireless? I had heard that the limit was something like 40, but I don't know for sure. Quite a few more than 4, I'm sure.
     
  4. TrackManV12

    TrackManV12 Network Guru Member

    Thanks guys, I used the Linksys support and the guy said you could connect 150 :eek: computers, so I guess I'm good for awhile :D
     
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