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Repeating

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by chumpy36, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. chumpy36

    chumpy36 Network Guru Member

    I would like to use two wap54g's with a WRT54G router to extend the range of the wireless network. Any issues with this? Any special way of setting the waps?

    I assume use the same ssid as the router? Put in mac address of router for repeating source?

    I know this can be done with one wap acting as a repeater. I wasn't sure if you could use two or even more waps to extend the network.

    thanks

    Jason
     
  2. Hi Jason

    As far as I am aware, you can't do this with the standard Linksys firmware.

    Kev
     
  3. chumpy36

    chumpy36 Network Guru Member

    So, You're saying the first repeater will work but the second one won't?

    What firmware allows this?

    thanks

    Jason
     
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You have to enter the SSID and the MAC address of the first WAP54G. You will lose a lot of bandwidth, since each WAP54G will halve the bandwidth. This is because there is only one radio in the WAP54G and it has to recieve the packet and then re-transmit them.
     
  5. defibrilator

    defibrilator LI Guru Member

    no need for same ssid,but you must set the Routers MAC adress in AP's
     

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