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Using WRT54G as a bridge

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by WanderingTexan, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Hello WRT54G Forum,
    I am non-technical, but desire to do technical things.... So, patience please.

    I just moved to London (from US) and the Apt building I moved into has a wireless netweork that resients can pay to use. They did this to avoid drilling holes in the walls, etc. All is great except I would like to use my Vonage box to connect to VoIP. Ideally, I would like to use my WRT54G as a bridge to the apt buildings network. After searching on the net I found this "paper":

    So, it looks like this is possible. Only problem being that I do not understand what to do with this information. Also, this "paper" assumes that you are connecting WRT54G to WRT54G.

    Can anyone help me understand:
    1. What this "paper" is telling me to do
    2. Is it an issue that I would be connecting the WRT54G to some other manufacture's box (instead of WRT54G to WRT54G)?
    3. Once I do all of this what are the probabilities that my Vonage connection will be good enough?
    4. Is there an easier way to attach my vonage box to this apt building network? Perhaps there is a Vonage box that inputs into the box via WiFi and hardwires the output to the telephone via cable? Or, perhaps there is a WRT... wirelss box that is also a Vonage box?

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    1. It is giving an example on how to setup a 2nd WRT54G to act as a wireless repeater to the 1st unit with both routers using the WDS function added by Sveasoft.
    2. WDS is not available on all routers, and not available on factory WRT54G/GS/GX.

    I'm not familiar with Vonage so can't help you with #3 and #4. Sorry.

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