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What kind of security works with WAP54G v3.04 as a repeater?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by ImmortalDragon, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. ImmortalDragon

    ImmortalDragon LI Guru Member

    I'm using my WAP54G as a repeater with firmware 3.04. I remember reading somewhere that with an older version of firmware the WAP54G was not able to use WPA. Will the new firmware allow me to use WPA?
  2. katsuki23

    katsuki23 LI Guru Member

    It will support WPA and even WPA2.
  3. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    well it depends, what revision of hardware have you? i have de V1 revision with de FW3.05EU and now i'm testing with a partner of my wifi diferent configurations of security in repeater mode, WPA2 doesn't work of any form. WPApersonal seems to run if i save twice the same config of security. And finally WEP runs rock solid, but isn't very secure

    PD: sorry about my english
  4. ImmortalDragon

    ImmortalDragon LI Guru Member

    I just tried both WPA and WPA2 and neither seem to work. I'm using Linksys's newest firmware for the product. Is there anyway I can make it work?
  5. BigChi

    BigChi Guest


    WRT54G V 5.0 AP mode and WAP54G V 3.0 repeater mode.

    WRT54G wireless encryption set for WPA-PSK using TKIP, have not tried AES encryption.

    WAP54G operating in "Repeater Mode" same SSID as WRT54G, same channel, using WPA-PSK with TKIP, works flawlessly.
    PS linksys says to add the LAN MAC address of the WRT54G when configuring Repeater Mode in the WAP54G, this doesn't work.
    Use the Wireless MAC address of the WRT54G when configuring "Repeater Mode" on the WAP54G.
  6. WirelessInn

    WirelessInn LI Guru Member

    WAP54G as repeater to WRT54G: any loss of signal?

    I have been following this thread in search for a good - not too expensive - way to insure that my new WRT54G does the job: currently I have installed a wlan for home office purpose, and I run a B&B, wanting to insure that our Guests have access to the wireless potential, for convenience's sake (i.e. no big downloads, no band hogging, etc...). The current WRT54G setup reaches into most of our area. A cople of corners need as little boost and I see that the WAP54G solution as a repeater seems to work. Any downside? Loss of speed? I'll appreciate any advice.
    I am running the WRT54G off a satellite modem (Direcway/Hughes), so obviously I cannot afford to loose too much broadband speed!
    Thanks - Roger T
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    in repeater mode the bandwidth is halved.

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