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Range Expanding: WRT54G vs WRE54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by zaizuney, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. zaizuney

    zaizuney Network Guru Member

    hello, i have 2 questions:

    1) is it possible to let a second WRT54G work as a range expander?

    2) should I buy a second wrt to expand range or an wre
    the wre has less power and devides the signal speed, wrt i don't know if it's possible

    greetings!
     
  2. YoMan

    YoMan Guest


    Hi zaizuney,

    You can't use the 2nd WRT54G to expand the range, you must use a wre54g or a wap54g in repeater mode. As you r concerned about the speed, I would suggest you to go for wap54g.

    Regards,

    Yo!
     
  3. gabo03

    gabo03 Network Guru Member

    I just need to add my xbox to my wireless network, but the console is in another room, and i dont want to put a cable over the rooms to get connectec to my WRT54G, i can put a WAP54g near of the XBOX and connect the ethernet cable of my XBOX to the LAN port of the WAP54G and this works??
     
  4. chojin

    chojin Network Guru Member

    I am using 2 WRT54Gs in WDS with WPA...
    The first is the Main internet connection.
    The second is acting as a repeater.

    The linksys firmware will not let you do this. I am using the 3rd party firmware Talisman 1.0.5.

    However, I am about to switch to DD-WRT as my 3rd router is a v4 and unsupported by Talisman.

    I haven't really 'tested' the speed factor... but I haven't noticed any slow down either. I do online computer gaming with my laptop wirelessly connected to the repeater wirelessly connect to the main router... with no issues.

    Good luck.

    -chojin
     
  5. gabo03

    gabo03 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the info chojin

    ill try to buy another WRT54G and do that WDS thing.
     

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