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converting WRT54GS to bridge?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Yoguess, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Yoguess

    Yoguess Network Guru Member

    hi
    well my apartment people decided to gives us students free wireless internet
    i have few computers 2 laptops 2 desktops and a WRT54GS
    i called the ISP providing the service to setup the account and all they require is MAC but my 2 desktop dont have wireless cards

    so i asked them if i can get a wireless bridge that way i get internet on all system with only 1 MAC of bridge

    so is it possible to turn this into a bridge?? if yes, how??

    thanks for all your help
     
  2. czeman

    czeman Network Guru Member

    I don't think you can set the WRT54GS to run in any special wireless modes. I was looking through the setup pages on mine and can't find anything. I do have an idea for you though.

    Purchase a WAP54G, set it up as an AP Client, and connect it to the WAN port of the WRT. That will allow your WRT to serve whatever number of computers and devices you have in your apartment, wired or wireless.

    I don't know, though, which MAC Address you'll have to give the ISP, the WAP or the WRT. Hopefully someone else can step in now and answer that. :)

    Good luck!
    Chris
     
  3. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    you can use unofficial firmware like DD-WRT or HyperWRT to get this functionality
     

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