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can the wrt54gx2 act as a repeater

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by edup, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. edup

    edup LI Guru Member

    Hi this is my first post and I have some serious problems...

    I bought 2 WRT54gx2 wireless routers thinking that I could put one connected to the modem and the other one locate it on a deadspot so the signal would pass on further , well I dont know why but I can get signal from where I am now but I cant get online ( I mean browsing the web ornaything like that)

    help me please
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Of course you can get a signal. The router radio works even in the absence of an Internet or network connection. Are you connecting both routers using a LAN cable?

    I don't have a WRT54GX but I don't think it works as a wireless repeater for another, unfortunately - it's not common for Linksys to add WDS function to their routers.
  3. edup

    edup LI Guru Member

    no only one is connected via lan cable, anyway is there any repeater that works with this router cuz I talked via chat with technical support and they told me that they dont have any repeater or acces point compatible with it..

    any help?
  4. pvman

    pvman Network Guru Member

    What about the linksys WRE54G? Isn't this what you are looking for?
  5. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    Nope.. WRE54G doesn't work with WRT54GX series routers... more specifically with SRX200 and SRX400 ... only WRT54GXv2 works at times... and why does one want to reduce half the speed by using a WRE54G..!!!
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    this is a common misconception amounst people. when a wirless router says 54Mbps, infact your lucky to get 22-25 max , one way on a standard WRT54G. This is with ONE Wireless client. if you have 2 Wireless PCs then the 22-25Mbps is shared. etc etc. the more wireless clients the slower the wireless throughput per client, just like adding a WRE54G or a repeater. thoughput is shared.

    People use repeaters to allow further distances. even if bandwidth is halved, they may one use the wireless client as internet only PC and their internet connection is slower than their wireless throughput.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if you want to extend the wireless signal get a WAP54G and add it to your WRT54GX2 with a long CAT5e cable. this will extend you range of wireless signal to where you want it.
  8. edup

    edup LI Guru Member

    will it work with my wrt54gx2 wireless router?

    another question what's this about V2?
  9. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    probably NOT the way you are wanting it to.

    Wireless Access Points (WAPs) can be added to the WRT54GX2 by Wired connection. you can route a cable anywhere in a premises, the in the vacinity of the WAP anyone can use Wireless. it does not need to connect wirelessly to you WRT54GX2 as it is hard wired in.


    i think people are getting confused with different units.

    WRT54GX v1 (SRX technology)
    WRT54GX v2 (SRX technology)
    WRT54GX2 (SRX200 technology)
    WRT54GX4 (SRX400 technology)
  10. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    well... am referring to article 1495 from www.linksys.com/kb... it says 'speed will reduce when you use a WRE54G'. Did linksys get it wrong on the KB front as well?
  11. edup

    edup LI Guru Member

    I think ill sell this piece of junk!

    I wasted my money definitely
  12. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I think you expected more than its real world tests have proven, perhaps impulse buying should be banned:)
  13. WARPed-too

    WARPed-too LI Guru Member

    A wap54gx would not work? I have a wrt54gx2 and am using both a wpc54gx & wmp54gx and they work great with this router. I have been planning to go with the wap54gx in the next few months for out into the garage has anyone tried this combo?
  14. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    WAP54GX doesn't have repeater function as yet, AFAIK.. it can work only as a normal AP (hard-wired to a router)... so currently, no products from Linksys (atleast) that can work as repeater with any SRX routers.
  15. bl4cknight49

    bl4cknight49 LI Guru Member

    If I'm not mistaken you want to connect the WAP54G using an Ethernet cable, then run the cable through the house and the wireless computers can connect to the WAP54G's signal. Have any one tried to use the repeater function of the WAP54G with the WRT54GX2?
  16. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    It doesnt work..!!
  17. switeeann

    switeeann LI Guru Member

    is that something to do with the technology that the SRX is using?
  18. mcook

    mcook Network Guru Member

    I set up my WRT54G V2 as "WAP-only", daisy-chained off a wired BEF* router which is in turn connected to my DSL modem.

    I wrote up what I did and you can find it under /pub/HOWTO at skyprod.net.
  19. bertlego

    bertlego LI Guru Member


    will this work the same for WAG54GX2 as main modem/router, wire it to a WRT54GS, acting as an access point (wireless/wired)?

    btw, can WRT54GS be used as an access point?

  20. bertlego

    bertlego LI Guru Member

    got hold of your howto set up WRT54G as an access point in skyprod.net. very nice presentation. i have a question. i am using the WAG54GX2 as the main router and daisy chained to WRT54G. Is the user name and password entered on the WRT54G the ISP's? this is allready entered in the main router configuration.


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