1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WAG54G v1.2 + WRT54G happy end :)

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by wl_tweak, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. wl_tweak

    wl_tweak Network Guru Member

    So there is a way to extend the wireless range of WAG54G...
    I bought a WAG54G v1.2 a month ago but i found its wireless range was definitely short.

    I called linksys support. What did they say ?
    " Connect the WAG54G to a WAP54G by ethernet" ..... :evil:
    I asked how to extend WAG54G range wirelessly.
    The guy said "NO WAY".

    MMMM .... this router defintely sucks but there should be a way to do it.

    I decided to risk so i bought a WRT54G (the shop gave me a v.2.2 - it comes with a S/N i've never heard of before - CDF70xxxxxx).

    After some reading I decided to proceed this way:

    Flashing into the WAG54G a WDS-capable firmware.
    Flashing into the WRT54G a WDS-capable firmware which allowed me to boost the antenna power.
    Concentrate in some way WAG54G beam towards the WRT54G which should cover the area WAG54G couldn't reach.

    I flashed WAG54G_AnnexA_ETSI_v1.02.7_03 into the WAG54G (yes, it sucks but it has a working WDS).

    I uploaded a brand new Alchemy 6.0b6 into the WRT54G

    I configured WDS on both routers.
    On the WAG54G i specified the WLAN MAC address of the WRT54G.
    On the WRT54G i chose LAN mode and i put the WLAN MAC address of the WAG54G

    I also configured WEP on both systems with matching settings. I chose the same channel, protocol and transmit rate.

    I boosted a bit the transmit power of the WRT54G (to reach the WAG54G) and left it in "AP mode".

    I decided to try a home made parabolic reflector to concentrate WAG54G emission towards one direction. I used the one on http://www.freeantennas.com/prod01.htm. (IT WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!) and focused the reflector towards the WRT54G.

    It worked flawlessly at the first attempt
    :D

    Hope this can help
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    nice 1.. good to see one happy wag54g customer:)
     

Share This Page