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Use wrt54GL as a range expander?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by lord_T, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. lord_T

    lord_T LI Guru Member

    I'm having some trouble with my signal and I wanted to ask is it possible to use 2 WRT54GLs, one for router and the second as the repeater?
     
  2. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    the easiest way is to use WDS, which quite well with tomato right from the gui without any fancy scripts. you can even use WPA (AES or TKIP)
     
  3. lord_T

    lord_T LI Guru Member

    any guides on how to? basically i have to put one router in AP + WDS mode and the other in WDS mode?
     
  4. lord_T

    lord_T LI Guru Member

    oh my ignorance :D there is a nice written FAQ :) sorry
     
  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    First Router:
    set wan, and dhcp
    IP: 192.168.1.1
    Wireless: AP + WDS
    SSID: (Same as second)
    Set to connect to "WIRELESS MAC" of second router
    Set encription as desired (I recomend WPA:pSK AES) [same as second]


    Second Router:
    Wan: disabled
    DHCP: Disabled
    IP: 192.168.1.2
    DNS and gateway: 192.168.1.1
    Wireless: AP + WDS
    SSID: (same as first)
    Set to connect to "WIRELESS MAC" of first router
    Set encription as desired (I recomend WPA:pSK AES) [same as first router]
     

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