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should i upgrade wap54g to wap54gx?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by drick, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. drick

    drick Network Guru Member

    taking another run at this now that the wap54gx has been out a while.

    i currently have a SOHO office setup as follows:

    wap54gv1 - ap
    wap54gv2 - bridge
    wap54gv2 - repeater

    all of these have the hga7t antennae installed, all are running 3.04 firmware, wpa psk, g-only, and i'm using a mix of wpc54 & wpc54gs cards on Dell laptops (utilizing linksys drivers & controls not the windows crap).

    the short version is, connections are spotty at best.

    i have been waffling on upgrading to the wap54gx since only one person here has used it, and sounded like it was only marginally better than what i have now?

    the main reason i am worried is that i have a laptop that is approx 2000' away from the AP in a dense area (with other AP's in adjoining buildings) that is currently connected to the bridge unit, and i can't do the same thing with either a wap54gx or wrt54gx.

    what do you all think?
  2. drick

    drick Network Guru Member

    should i take the silence as a no?

  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The WAP54GX does not support bridging or repeating, so the answer is no. It makes no sense, wsince you would have to upgrade the notebook cards also.

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