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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.


    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?


    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., 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...


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