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Using this firmware to setupup a WRT54GL as a wireless AP

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by videobruce, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce Addicted to LI Member

    I understand this firmware will allow this router to be used as a wireless Access Point. Is this correct? What kind of user screens will I see? I'm looking to show all available wireless networks similar to what one would see using a wireless NIC.
    Also, can I use just one of the antenna connections for a directional antenna? Can the other be disabled?
     
  2. ad5mb

    ad5mb Addicted to LI Member

    Linksys firmware can be used to make the WRT54G act like an AP.

    DD-WRT adds client, client bridge, repeater, repeater bridge and more specialized tasks to the WRT54G and other lesser routers.

    that sounds like a client, client bridge, repeater or repeater bridge. You would see that on the site survey page, accessed through the status page.
     
  3. videobruce

    videobruce Addicted to LI Member

    Yes, used as a client, same as if a wireless NIC was installed in a PC with the ability to see all available wireless networks.

    Can this firmware also be used in a WAP65G AP?
     
  4. ad5mb

    ad5mb Addicted to LI Member

    WAP65G no; WAP54G yes
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce Addicted to LI Member

    Typo on my part, I meant a 54.

    What does the user screen(s) look like when you want to view all available networks? Does it show signal strength? IOW's how does it compare to what you would have available using a wireless NIC?
     
  6. ad5mb

    ad5mb Addicted to LI Member

    [​IMG]

    there is no disconnect button. you have to manually delete the entry or connect to another network to release a connection
     
  7. videobruce

    videobruce Addicted to LI Member

    Nice chart. Big improvement over Windows GUI. That is with the WRT firmware? How about the stock firmware, is anything available at all regarding using this as a AP?
     
  8. ad5mb

    ad5mb Addicted to LI Member

    a wireless router IS an AP; with other stuff added.

    you want to make it into a client; a bridge or repeater.

    No, Linksys firmware will not make one product behave like two products. Linksys benefits from the sale of more products.
     
  9. videobruce

    videobruce Addicted to LI Member

    That applies to the WRT54GL, NOT the WAP54G, correct?
    Yes, I want to make it a client, same as a wireless NIC.
     
  10. ad5mb

    ad5mb Addicted to LI Member

  11. videobruce

    videobruce Addicted to LI Member

    Huge list.
    Slightly OT, but I see only the Linksys models show a removeable antenna. I'm sure others have this, but no other manufactures section has this collumn.
     

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