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One WRT54GL, two wireless networks?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by nichtich, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. nichtich

    nichtich LI Guru Member

    I just got a WRT54GL an managed to configure it as a wlan client with OpenWRT (this description helped a lot). So I can create a local private network A and access internet via an existing wirless network B. But this way I need to plug in my devices in the local network via cable. Is there a way to run WRT54GL as an access provider and connect to another wireless network at the same time?
     
  2. Jameson42

    Jameson42 LI Guru Member

    Doubtful. And if you could, I don't think it'd be a very good idea. The router can only send or recieve one at a time, not both at once... your speed would drop a lot with the amount of data that would need to be resent. The 2 antennas are there to improve signal. not to send at recieve at the same time.
     
  3. nichtich

    nichtich LI Guru Member

    Well but Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander WRE54G also only has one antenna, hasn't it? Maybe I should be another WRT54GL to act as AP but I wanted to avoid having two devices. Should I use WDS like described here?
     

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