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Connecting WRT54G V5 with WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by MiOB, May 25, 2007.

  1. MiOB

    MiOB Guest

    Hello! :)

    I had doubts whether this topic should go in "WRTXXX Routers" or not, so I hope I chose the right forum for my question. :)

    OK, I've searched the forums for a similar question, but couldn't find anything which dealt with my problem. (or perhaps I'm a complete fool at searching :grin:)

    I've got a WRT54G router (version 5), with a DD-WRT firmware (version 23 SP2), and a WRT54GL router (version 1.1) with the original firmware (version 4.30.7).

    I just want to know if the following network is possible with those two above:

    PC1 <--> Router1 <====> Router2 <==> PC2

    <--> : Ethernet connection
    <==> : Wireless connection

    That is, I want my PC1 to connect to Router1 through ethernet connection, then Router1 to send his signal to Router2 (I believe this is called "Repeater"?), and then, PC2 to connect to Router2 through wireless connection.

    Is that even possible to do? Also if it needs upgrading one of the routers' firmware.

    I just have yet to found a topic which clearly guides how to set this kind of network, if possible at all. :what:

    I'd be VERY grateful if one of you experts could link me to a webpage where it says how to perform this, or even better, write one here. :)

    Thanks! :)
  2. madmax00

    madmax00 Guest

  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    No can do madmax00 - the WRT54G V5 cannot load dd-wrt v24 (unless Brainslayer has a micro version by now).

    @ MiOB

    2 Ways I can think of. I'll note the easiest one as your setup fits perfectly into this scenario:

    Your GL becomes router2, setup as a normal AP/router.
    Setup your G as a wireless client or client-bridge - router1 - on the same channel, and with same security settings as router2.
    Connect as in your drawing.

    With this setup you should see no speed impairment, but you can only connect WIRED computers to the G (router1), as this router is now effectvely an ethernet connected wireless card/client. You can connect directly to your GL (router2) with other wireless computers, as this router is still just an AP.

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