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Can I set up wrt54g as a RELAY on wds on an airport network?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by blhirsch, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. blhirsch

    blhirsch Network Guru Member

    Ok. here's my dilemma. I want to use a WRT54G to boost the signal between rooms in my house.

    I have a main airport express base station that is sending out a network to two "remote" base stations. The whole thing is operating in wds mode.

    I want to add a third access point to the mix so I can boost the signal because right now one of the remote nodes is not communicating well with the main station. Because I use that remote node to access my tivo, it's imperative that I get good throughput.

    I could go ahead and use it as a REMOTE station, correct? Because that would allow me to use the airport express as a relay (I know that works) and then use the linksys as a remote for the other tivo.

    And, I need to confirm, when the linksys is operating in wds mode as a REMOTE station, the ethernet ports are active, right? So anything plugged into the ethernet port will get passed through to the network? That's also an imperative because I need the bridging for the tivo.

    Buying another airport express would solve my problem, yes, but I would prefer not to if I can help it as the rebates on the linksys make it far more attractive (like $100 more attractive) than the airport express. Plus is has the ability to add antennas for more boosting range (another plus for putting it in relay mode only.)

    So, to sum up, I need to know if the linksys will a) operate in relay wds mode, or b) if it operates in only remote mode, to confirm that it will bridge devices attached to the ethernet ports to wireless.
     

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