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Kinda confused?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wetegg, May 22, 2008.

  1. wetegg

    wetegg Guest

    Hello! I currently have a version3 WRT54G wireless router and was wanting to get another one and use it as a repeater. I have a wii, ps2, and new dtv receiver that require access to the local network and the internet.
    The new versions of the WRT54G v8 do not have any 3rd party firmware yet ( is that right?) but they have WDS (repeater mode) built in) is that right? So I am assuming all I need to do is flash my old v3 with a 3rd party firmware that has wds and I should be able to connect a new wrtg54g to it? And just move my old router with my media stuff then use the new one as the "main router". I would like to get this setup with a wrtg54 because of the 4 ports available would be ideal instead of running 4 cat cables under the floor. or buying 4 wireless bridges.
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Can't answer on the capabilities of the v8 (or any other version). To do what you want (and some), get a WRT54GL. The GL is basically a v4, has 4MB flash and 16MB RAM, detachable antennas, etc., so you can pretty much load any 3rd party firmware you want on it.

    You need/want 3rd party firmware, because stock firmware will not ever - judging from the current trends - give you the control and flexibility you get from 3rd party ones.

    The v5+ WRT range routers all have a bunch of limitations. Search for the autopsy on this site to see more detail.

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