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WRT54G or WAP54G as access point?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by lobo, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. lobo

    lobo Network Guru Member

    I've looked around a bit and I've seen some people recommend either the WRT54G or the WAP54G for a stand alone access point. I currently have a WRT54G as my main connection but need to add another access point in the house in order to extend the range. Are there any benefits to buying another WRT54G and running the Satori firmware to act as an access point compared to getting the WAP54G? The price for either in my area is virtually the same.

    I'm leaning towards getting another WRT54G but I just want some reassurances from others.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Lobo
     
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    Some people will disagree with me, but I'd suggest you just go with the WAP. It's pretty much the KISS (keep it simple stupid) idea. With a WAP, you just plug the thing in, setup a few things, and you're done. It works and you're on your way. With a WRT54G, you're going to have to install special firmware, change the IP address . . . . Now, it never hurts to have an extra WRT54G hanging around the house and if you don't mind problem solving, the WRT54G is a nice little pice of equipment. Still, unless you love to tinker and problem solve, I'd recommend you just keep it simple.
     
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

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