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Wireless connection between 2 wireless routers WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jkp, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. jkp

    jkp Network Guru Member


    I would like to know if it is possible to connect 2 WRT54GS using wireless connection?
    My aim is to interconnect 2 differents LAN using wireless. (I would use routers with features like speedbooster)
    PCs<--wired-->WRT54GS<--Wireless-->WRT54GS<--wired-->PCs (proxy with internet access)
    If I understand what I read in forums is that one WRT54GS would be the AP, and the second one would be a client. But, regarding the documentation of the WRT54GS, it is not possible to configure it as a client! So maybe someone knows another solution???
    I also read some things about WDS, and, if I have well understand, WDS is to extend wireless network.So can I use WDS to interconnect the WRT54GSs? (I know that WDS is not supported by linksys firmware, but is supported by other firmware)

    Thanks for your answers.
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Why do you want to use 2 routers? A better solution would be to use one WRT54G with a WAP54G.
  3. jkp

    jkp Network Guru Member

    Because I will use some specific features like PAT (or port forwarding) on,
    and so, I want to have Speedbooster. And, for about the same price, I would prefer to have a router than a AP.
  4. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

  5. GauravKumar

    GauravKumar Network Guru Member

    Use Wireless Range Expander WRE54G

    If you want to expand your network with WRT54GS. You have two options: Either u can go for WAP54G or WRE54G (WirelessG Range Expander). WRE is really very easy to configure. Only the firmware should be latest one from Linksys. Firmware that works best on WRT54G (For Range Expander) is v 2.02.7 and you can get it from ftp.linksys.com/pub/network that is the official FTP Site of Linksys.
    Please remember, A Linksys Router can't work as Wireless Repeater.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    From reading the posting about this subject, it can't be done?

    My question is 'What is the purpose of the 'Router' option on the WRT54G?

    I also wish to connect from one wrt45g to another WRT54G over the air.

    I have used a wap54g successfully but these onlt have one ethernet port,
    which requires a switch/hub to connect to other devices. Since I am running
    off of solar power, I need to keep the power requirements low.

    My configuration looks like this:

    D-Link 731P<wireless>wap54g<wired>WRT54G<wireless>WRT54G<wired>
    This part does not work --------------------------^^^^^^^

    My question is 'What is the purpose of the 'Router' option on the WRT54G?

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