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Repeater for WRT54G V1.0 w/ DD-WRT settings help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by allenhsieh, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. allenhsieh

    allenhsieh Network Guru Member

    Hi, sorry to be a bit of a newbie pest but i recently read about dd-wrt and was eager to try it out, i bought the new WRT54GX4 in hopes of turning my old WRT54G v1.0 into a range extender/repeater, i was pleasently suprised when i flashed in DD-WRT v23 and saw all the features and options

    I've read up a bit on WDS and i'm still a bit confused if my settings are correct.

    Basically i want this set up:

    Cable modem -> WRT54Gx4 - -(wirelessly extending the
    range of WRT54Gx4 with) - -> WRT54G

    I've used these threads for a starting point:
    http://forum.bsr-clan.de/viewtopic.php?t=624&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc
    http://forum.bsr-clan.de/viewtopic.php?t=3764&highlight=repeater

    My WRT54G w/ DD-WRT settings are:
    Same channel/SSID as the WRT54Gx4
    Mode set to Client Bridged
    Mac address of WRT54Gx4 entered into WDS using LAN

    i get a signal but when i plug the WRT54G into another room (where the connection to the WRT54Gx4 is still able to reach) i can't seem to connect to the internet

    Are there any other settings i should change? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Does the Gx4 have some firmware loaded that supports WDS?

    I ask because you haven't mentioned Gx4 configuration settings. If you think that all WDS requires is some client-side settings, you are mistaken. It's more of a peering situation, so both sides need to agree.
     
  3. allenhsieh

    allenhsieh Network Guru Member

    ahhh, there are no WDS settings on the GX4, is there any other way to use the 54G to extend the range of the GX4?
     
  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    WDS requires firmware support on both sides, so that would be a no.
     

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