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Can wap54gx be bridge?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by tomalakborg, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. tomalakborg

    tomalakborg Guest

    Hey guys - I was just looking around in a local computer show and sale when I found a guy selling wap54gx's for 40 a pop. I was looking for a g bridge, but I usually don't buy on an impulse.... well I did. He said it could be a bridge, but he probably said a lot of things to make sales.

    At any rate, I figured this wap54g variant would be able to act as either a repeater, AP, or bridge - as most can. The only problem is, I can't seem to change this puppy into anything but an AP. There's no option in the initial setup, and no option in the web interface. I'm well versed in linux, so if there's a homebrew firmware project that'll do this, I'm ready and willing.

    Since I'm rather new to linksys hardware (I've been a netgear or dlink guy... but I've dealt plenty with cisco switches and the like), I'd like to know if there's a way to get this into bridge, and what's involved in getting there. Thanks in advance!

  2. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    as u found out, there are no other options other than AP mode in a WAP54GX. If there r any 3rd party available, u can go for it. WAP54G would be a better bet (if you already hv a WRT54G/GS router) to work as a bridge, or a simple WET54G would do.
  3. LordFlux

    LordFlux Network Guru Member

    I have a WAP54GX with three HGA7S antennas setup at my house and a WAP54Gv3 with two 500mW amplifiers and two Cantennas at my brother's house. The WAP54Gv3 is setup in Client mode and the Cantennas are pointed at my house. The signal is going through about an acre of fairly thick pines and then about another 100 feet of open air... we're getting 35% signal and about 1mbit throughput.

    I have two NSLU2 units at my house with 2TBs of storage that we share.

    So in a way, the WAP54GX can be used as a bridge, but requires a WAP54G in Client mode in order for it to work. Also, don't bother trying to use a WAP54G to repeat the WAP54GX signal... it doesn't work.

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