How to setup 2~3 WRT54GS in a single LAN?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by zdensys, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. zdensys

    zdensys Network Guru Member


    I'm having problem getting 2 WRT54GS (Linksys Firmware) to behave like Wireless Access Point only.

    1 WRT54GS is setup as the normal Gateway mode with Wireless MAC filtering ENABLED to restrict connection.

    I've 2 more WRT54GS that I would like to connect to the first WRT using lan cables and with its wireless security feature same as the 1st WRT. i.e the 2 WRT should only act as a access point only.

    All 3 uses Channel '9' and in "G-only" mode, same SSID.

    Can anyone guide me to the setting that I would need to get all 3 routers to work as plan?

    Simple Diagram:

    (((Gateway - DHCP on))) ++++++ (((Router 2 - DHCP off)))
    +++++++++++++++ (((Router 1 - DHCP off)))

    Thanks in adv.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if your wiring the wrt's together it shouldn't be a problem... i'm doing this at home, systems seem to automatically jump between APs completely seamlessly.
    the way you described and diagramed it should work fine....have you tried it already?
    any issues?
  3. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    You are connecting these WRT54G's via one of their LAN ports rather than the WAN port aren't you?
  4. zdensys

    zdensys Network Guru Member

    Yes, they are linked together using the LAN port.

    It seems that the config work intermittently, the client should chose the strongest base signal available but one of the linksys wireless print server alway chose the weakest WRT instead. I'm right on this?

    A few questions on the configuration under Wireless Setting for the AP mode WRTs:

    1) Do I need to enable the MAC filtering since I'm using it at the Gateway or just ignore it?

    2) The SSID and Channel should be the same for all, right?

    Thanks in adv.

  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

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