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WET54GS5 and setting it up

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by stanward, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. stanward

    stanward Network Guru Member

    Anyone have any experience setting up the Wireless Ethernet Bridge with 5 port wired switch?

    I want to set up another wired workgroup away from my router and need the luxury of wireless to provide internet access(as well as accessing the PCs that are directly connected to the router).

    I don't want to be purchasing a device that can cause a HUGE headache like the WRE54G. You all know about that one.

    Stan
     
  2. jknox

    jknox Network Guru Member

    Before I purchased this product, I was aware of the problems with WPA and the latest firmware that corrected the issues. Still, after installing the latest firmware, I had IP conflicts. Some resets later, it worked, but not with WEP or WPA. I checked the firmware version to make sure I had installed the correct firmware. It checked out ok, so I reinstalled the firmware. Two resets later, it worked with WEP and WPA TKIP. WPA AES is not supported. I did not check if WPA Radius worked. My AP is using WPA2. I cannot recreate the problem I experienced. Maybe it was just a glitch. This unit runs very warm so make sure you place it away from other heat sources. A small fan may not be a bad idea for any electronic device. I have an Xbox and two computers connected without any further problems.
     
  3. stanward

    stanward Network Guru Member

    I only use WEP on my wireless to prevent the neighbors from using my 'net access.

    I just hope this item will work with WEP with little to no problems. The WRE54G was a pain to set up. I had to call tech support to get the darn thing to work.

    Stan
     
  4. jknox

    jknox Network Guru Member

    I did test it using WEP and it worked fine. Follow the manual and you should have no problem. You should think about using WPA, if your wireless devices can support it. WEP is too easy to crack. I cracked my own system within 5 minutes.
     
  5. stanward

    stanward Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the info. I will look into WPA and how easy it is to set it up.

    Stan
     

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