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WRT -> WAP -> XBOX ?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by redleader, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. redleader

    redleader Network Guru Member


    I get a modem connected to WRT54G (v2.0) which is used as router for my network (2 PC LAN, a wireless notebook) and shares my Internet connection. It works.

    What I try to do, it's to connect WAP54g (Access point) in wifi mode to WRT54G in order to connect my XBox to the network.

    Modem -Ethernet-> WRT54G -Ethernet-> PC1, PC2
    ...... wifi...... notebook
    ...... wifi...... WAP54g -Ethernet-> Xbox

    I set WAP in Wireless Repeater mode with the wifi MAC address of the WRT.

    The router is in DHCP mode (IP from to
    The PC and the XBOX are set with static IP ( to, the WRT and the WAP have the same SSID.

    When I connect the WAP, my notebook is able to connect to the wifi network (according to the icon of XP) but I do not reach Internet any more.
    And I'm not able any more to connect me to the interface of administration of the WAP (

    I'm lost.

    (I'm sorry for my poor english)
  2. redleader

    redleader Network Guru Member

    Is WDS a solution ?
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    For internet access with static IP addresses you have to enter the IP's DNS server address in the TCP/IP setting from your router status page and set the Gateway address to the local IP Address of your router with a Subnet mask of, otherwise the URL you enter are not resolved to IP Addresses. The WAP54G should be set in bridge mode if connected to your XBox by an ehternet cable. If you set it in Accress point client you will not be able to reach it with a wireless client, Repeater mode is to be used to repeat the signal to extend range and would be use if the Xbox had a wireless ethernet adapter and was out of range of your WRT54G. I believe you have to have a softwareproduct called Kai to enable the XBox to work, but I am not sure about this last part.
  4. redleader

    redleader Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your explanation.

    I will try it in Bridge mode.
  5. havemusic

    havemusic Network Guru Member

    did bridge mode work? If not try ap client. granted now the wap will only connect to the xbox, any other wireless clients it will not see.
  6. mingkee

    mingkee Network Guru Member

    use AP client mode, it should work on ANY wifi router and AP (no AdHoc)
    you need the MAC info from target AP
    you need to enable SSID once to let the WAP to pick the target AP's info, you may need to enter WEP info on setup page if you use; you also need to get your client's MAC info (not the MAC on the WAP) if you use MAC filtering
    I did my test successfully to connect netgear WGT624 with Linksys WAP54G, work perfectly
    btw, if you're using 3rd party firmware with TX power adjustment, you don't have to tune all the way up to 84mW, I did a field test, and I found the signal don't improve that much after 45mW

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