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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

    Hope this can help
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

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

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