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How to add a WRT54GS to my wireless network?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by poorfamily, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. poorfamily

    poorfamily LI Guru Member

    Being a noob I need help with this project. I have a WRT54GS v6 running DD-WRT micro wired to my main desktop. Upstairs I have a gameroom with the Wii and Xbox 360 and a laptop and all can access the network wirelessly just fine. However, I also have a PS2 and original Xbox I'd like to get online. My thought is to get another WRT54GS for the gameroom and wire all the gaming systems (except the Wii of course) into the router, then the router will connect wirelessly to the network.

    Does that make it an access point or a gateway? It's a little confusing.

    Anyway, is this possible? How? I've tried to find info on doing it here and elsewhere but coming up short.

    Also, since I have such bad luck with Linksys firmware and DD-WRT is working fine I would probably be flashing the new router before hooking it into the network. What settings am I looking to change to make the router an access point/gateway?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

  2. poorfamily

    poorfamily LI Guru Member

  3. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    this is accurate and up to date.
    You will of course have to fill up the blanks (this really only deals with the bridging part, you have to define the wireless security and other internet connection).
    Know that there will be no extension of your wireless network at the 2nd WRT. All clients will connect to the 1st router.

    Also, be careful when you buy a new WRT that you can put DDWRT on it. Most recently sold WRT would be restricted to the micro DDWRT if possible at all. A WRT54GL may be better if you require DDWRT.

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