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Using WRT54G as a bridge, can it accept wireless connections from a client too?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by anon_az, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. anon_az

    anon_az LI Guru Member

    Right now I'm using my WRT54G with a wired connection to connect wirelessly (is that a word?) to a Belkin wireless router connected to a comcast modem. In other words:

    PC <-> WRT54G <----wireless-----> Belkin Router <-> Cable Modem

    Now, we also have a laptop that floats around the house, mostly in the vicinity of the Linksys router and not the Belkin. The laptop has no problem seeing and connecting to the Belkin, but the reception isn't so hot. My question is this : Does running my WRT54G in "bridged" mode essentially close the wireless interface off from other connections? Is the wireless connection now dedicated to bridging with the main router? If so, I may look into another solution, but I'd like to see if I can work with what I've got.
  2. sartsj

    sartsj Network Guru Member

    The wireless adapter in the WRT54G can only do 1 thing at a time, so yes, if you're using it to connect to another router via wireless as a client, you can't use the same router as an access point. Sorry to dissapoint you :)
  3. anon_az

    anon_az LI Guru Member

    Ah, that's what I feared :) Thanks for the help!

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