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WAP54G as ap client.

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by muchod, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. muchod

    muchod Network Guru Member

    Is there any firmware (official or third party) that let me use the WAP54G as a client (or bridge) using any security (at last WEP).

    I use a WAG54G as AP/Gateway and need to use the WAP54G as client or bridge.

    If not, would a WRT54G with satori provide this feature?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The WAG54G is not listed as an AP you can use the WAP54G as a client or bridge. If has been reported that you can use the WAG54G, only if you have the latest firmware on the WAG54G. Check the firmware version on your WAG54G and upgrade it if necessary or use your WRT54G. The latest version of the firmware on the WAP54G v2 is 2.08.8, which adds WPA-PSK in repeater or bridge mode. The linksys support page list the version as 2.07, but the version is 2.08.8. There is also an fix for the WRE54G and it may improve your chances of using your WAP54G as a client or bridge to your WAG54G. When flashing your firmware connect the device you are flashing to your network directly, since you can brick the unit if you do not. You cannot use WPA-PSK in client mode with the WAP54G.
  3. mand1015

    mand1015 Network Guru Member

    I am also currently using a WAG54G and i would like to add a WAP54G to extend the range of my current wireless network.

    The current setup is like this: PC1(via ethernet port), PC2(wireless adapter) and a Laptop(wireless adapter) are connected to the network. Both PC1 and the WAG54G is in a room at the far end of the house. I'd like to add a PC3 on the other end of the house and there is no signal there.

    Is it possible to add the WAP54G, and put it somewhere in between PC1 and PC3? ie, extending the range wirelessly (with the WAP54G not hardwired to the network)

    I have also tried using a Buffalo airstation repeater, hoping to connect PC3, but its either not compatible with the linksys WAG or i got the configuration wrong. So i'm now thinking of buying the WAP54G if it will work.

    I would appreciate it if anyone can help. I need some detailed instructions as i'm completely new to setting up wireless networks. Hope you can understand my description of the situation.
  4. jbtaz

    jbtaz Guest

  5. mand1015

    mand1015 Network Guru Member

    Thanks, the first page is very informative, but it was about adding the WAP54G to the WRT54G which is a router. I have the WAG54g, and i'm not sure if it will work the same way.

    i read somewhere on some forum that someone called the linksys support and they told him that you can't extend the WAG range wirelessly. If you want to add a WAP54G to extend the range, you need to hardwire it to the WAG54G? is that true? if its true, then they must be in the same room and that defeats the purpose really because then i still face the same problem as before.
  6. muchod

    muchod Network Guru Member

    According to Linksys support WAP54G can't be used as client or bridge with WAG54G. The third party firmwares don't add features to client mode so finally I return WAP54G and got a WRT54G, installed Alchemy and set up as client for WAG54G using WPA-PSK. I spent some hours trying to get all this working but the result is worth it.

  7. Jogobo

    Jogobo Network Guru Member

    Unlike the information provided by Linksys manuals the WAP54G and WAG54G work together. Took me 3 phonecalls with different Linksys support employees but finally I got it up and running.
    If anyone is still looking for installation instructions feel free to ask.

    Just my 2 €-cents.

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