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HELP: Is it possible to connect two WRT54GC by Wifi?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by hackerock, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. hackerock

    hackerock Guest

    Hello, I have a WRT54GC connected to a few PCs by cable, and now I want to connect to my network another 3 devices (PC, multimedia HDD, and xbox) but they are in the other side of the house, so I was thinking to buy another WRT54GC, so I can connect 4 devices by cable, because I don't want to buy so many USB wifi dongles...

    I've heard about a standard called WDS, so I can extend the SSID, but I don't find this option at the router.

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Is is possible? Will it work if I just set the same SSID and same keys? Will the devices plugged in the WRT54GC (1) "see" the devices plugged in the WRT54GC (2)?

    If can't do it, what sould I buy to do it?

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    The Network Schema (where "===" is cable and "))))" is wireless):

    Router Internet ====| ---------- ))))) ((((( ---------- |===PC3
    PC1=================| WRT54GC(1) ))))) ((((( WRT54GC(2) |===Xbox
    PC2=================| ---------- ))))) ((((( ---------- |===MultimediaHDD

    All devices on the same network (i.e. 192.168.1.0/24), and same wifi settings (ssid, wep or wpa, etc.)
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    As of this time, no. WDS was never a part of this particular router's firmware and does not appear to be. This model is slowly being phased out by newer "N" routers...

    Jay
     

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