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Connecting three LANs with a WRT54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by cptsalek, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. cptsalek

    cptsalek Network Guru Member


    after I moved to a new home I decided switch to WLAN. The setup I have in mind is as follows:

    There are three rooms, two that store several workstations, and one with DSL-modem and Fileserver. I would like to connect the WRT54G to the Modem and Fileserver directly, while the other two rooms use DLink DWL2100-AP Access Points that are connected to a switch, where the workstations are connected to, too.
    Now, from the D-Link support I understand that this setup isn't possible by default. But would it be possible to do this using another firmware? And what other firmware offers this functionality, and what options would I have to use?

    Christian (CptSalek)
  2. yonnage

    yonnage Network Guru Member

    dont know anything about Dlink, but using a WAP54G in its place, and flashing with 2.07 firmware you can use AP client mode to connect to the WRT54G
  3. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    According to DLink DWL-2100AP Modes

    The DWL-2100AP does have a mode that allows it to function as a client to the Wireless network. You will need to know the MAC address of the WLAN side of the WRT54G which can be obtained in the Status>Wireless Page.

    You should be able to complete your setup as you have it just fine!

    Of course, its always an excuse to start dropping network cables through the walls ;-)

  4. cptsalek

    cptsalek Network Guru Member

    Thanks again for all your help - but it didn't work. I tried everything, running the D-Links in all available modes (according to a friend of mine it should have been sufficent to use the standard AP mode), I reconfigured my WRT54G several times...

    Today I've spoken to the dealer I got the devices from, and he is willing to swap them with two WAP54G. I'm pretty happy now because the D-Link APs aren't nearly as good as the Linksys ones are. In fact I have some other terms in mind what I think about these APs, but I'm not sure I would comply to the board rules. ;)
    D-Link needs a reset on any change for example, so you need to wait for 20 seconds. During my longer configure-sessions I was surprised every time I was sitting infront of the WRT54G when it didn't reboot. :D

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