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Connecting multiple WRT54G's

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by pikapp, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. pikapp

    pikapp Network Guru Member

    Hey Guys,

    Newbie question here, if I want to hardwire 2/3 WRT54G's together would I use a crossover cable or a straight through cable? Would I use one of the open ports on the router or do I use the uplink port? Is this even possible? Here is how I invision it:

    WRT54G(3)-----------WRT54G(1)----------WRT54G(2)
    [client mode] |[client mode]
    Cable/DSL Modem
    |
    |
    Internet

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  3. pikapp

    pikapp Network Guru Member

    Thanks Esquire. Do you think the linksys configuration will work with the Sveasoft firmware installed on the routers? I could of sworn I saw a thread on the sveasoft site, before closing the doors to the public, that people were using crossover cables to connect 2 routers together. I haven't actually bought the routers yet so I'm unable to test right now. Just trying to gather some background information before I jump in.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  4. Stallion

    Stallion Network Guru Member

    Yes. You could also use WDS instead of Wires.

    Stallion
     
  5. pikapp

    pikapp Network Guru Member

    I want to use a wired solution for speed reasons and have the wireless ability as an added bonus or for future use. By the way, I keep seeing this WDS term pop up everywhere, but I have yet to find a good explaination of it. Obviously, it relates to what I'm attempting to do, but without the wires. Can you explain anymore about it?

    Thanks
     
  6. Stallion

    Stallion Network Guru Member

    Do a search for Wireless Distribution System ( WDS ) on Yahoo or whatever you prefer.

    Stallion
     

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