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WRT54G issue with a Belkin Router.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Strag0, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Strag0

    Strag0 Network Guru Member

    Just recently I moved into my aunt's basement apartment. She told me instead of getting my own ISP and paying for it per month I could just piggy back off hers via her wireless router. Now the signal I get down here isn't too shabby however only in certain areas of the apartment.
    Now when I moved I brought my Belkin54G router with me. I thought I could use this to extend my range and quality of signal from her router. However through many of tries and frustration tonight I've failed. I know this isn't a "Belkin" router site, however her Router upstairs is a Linksys WRT54G router. I was wondering if anyone had any experence with getting a belkin router to act as a bridge and extend the range of a Linksys router.

    The Linksys's firmware is the stock firmware version 2.00.8
    and the Belkin's firmware is version 2.00.4

    The only errors i've been running into as of late is that the Belkin refuses to let me connect to it via Ethernet or WiFi when I change it to "Access Point" mode. I put it into the Linksys's IP range (192.168.1.xx), after doing so the belkin refuses to let me connect to it, however the "Connected" light stays steady telling me it's connected to something.

    I'm at a great loss on this... all help is apperciated even if this is at the wrong place a point in the right direction is great! Thanks!

    ( I'm willing to change the firmware of either router to a 3rd parties if needed...my aunt has NO idea how to do things and I doubt will notice a difference. )
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    get dd-wrt from somewhere and install it on the wrt.
    then if the router has a bridge mode use it to connect WDS??

    if not then use the belkin to host the cable modem and then use the linksys in the basement. this will take some begging prolly becuase i would never give up my wrt.
    i know exactly how to do the latter but using the belkin as a bridge im not familliar with. mostly because this is not a belkin site.

    i beleive there are or will be third party firmware for the belkin router soon.
    and i would never recommend staying with a companies firmware being that they really dont care what features that you want just that if some old lady can plug it in and make it work.
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    or you could just buy another wrt or antennas for the wrt

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