Turning a 2nd WRT54G into a bridge/extender

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by moo113, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. moo113

    moo113 Network Guru Member

    Okay, here's the situation. I currently have one WRT54G hooked to my cable modem for wireless access. My second router I have is sitting useless at the moment. What I want to do it use my second router as a bridge/extender to pick up the signal and then have the second router become another useable 4-port router off the WiFi.

    I've heard of this being done, I just don't recall where. I need help because I'm having a coding LAN in my home in the near future and need the hard access to the second router for net access. I can't access my main router from where the rigs will be set up (basement). Any ideas/links you could give me for where I can learn how to do this? I know it can be done and who else but the LinksysInfo guys to ask?


  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You have to use third party firmware to turn the second router into a bridge. Examples would be Sveasoft Achemy, Talisman; DD-WRT and other third party firmware. You would have to use client mode or WDS. Not all of them give you a true bridge mode, so you will have to research the forums on each. There are some issues with both client mode and WDS.
  3. moo113

    moo113 Network Guru Member

    Yeah, at the moment I'm running Alchemy on my router. So I just have to switch the second to client and WDS?
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