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WAP54G into a Router

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by mudpout, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. mudpout

    mudpout LI Guru Member

    A neighbor and I are trying to share an internet connection. On his side, he is broadcasting wireless using a WRT54G to his PC and Laptop. That works ok.

    On my side I have a small wired network. BEFSX41, NSLU2, and two PCs. Now, I have picked up a WAP54G in an effort to try pick up the wireless internet signal. Ideally, I would not like to share my NSLU2 as I keep personal information on there.

    Right now we are just trying to get it going, so there is no encryption or MAC filtering.

    We are under the impression that the WAP54G should be in client mode and plugged into the WAN port of the BEFSX41. We are not having any success. Should we be trying bridge mode?

    His network is configured 192.168.1.x and mine is set at 192.168.0.x

    Any help would be appreciated. I also have a 5 port switch that could be tossed into the mix.
  2. mudpout

    mudpout LI Guru Member

    To follow up my own post, we did manage to get it working. We suspect the problem was a weak signal, so a cantenna is up next! :)

    We set the access point in "client mode" and plugged it into the WAN port on the router. Then we set the router to "automatically detect IP" and we were off. The signal is weak, but this is a start.

    I hope this is of use for someone else.
  3. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    I think that with dd-wrt v23sp2 it´s possible to "transform" the WAP into a router... I had read something about it for here.

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