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WRT54g to WAP54g to befsr41 Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by brent0324, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. brent0324

    brent0324 Network Guru Member

    i have a WRT54G Wireless router that is connected to my cable modem. I want to send the signal from the WRT to the WAP54g and then if possible through a jumper to my old befsr41. I'm not too sure if this can be accomplished, but I would like to be able to do this if possible. I have the newest firmware on both wap and wrt, and the wap I have put "Freya" from Sevasoft on. I can get a signal no problem in AP client mode on the WAP, but I'm not exactly sure what mode I would want to use to send that signal on to my befsr41. If it is possible would I go from Lan port to Lan port or Lan port to switch port. Any feedback would be much appreciated thanks.
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You can set the WAP54G in bridge mode and connect the BEFSR41 as an access point. I do not know that your throughput will be. There have been posts of relays of configuration as you described, but using another 802.11G device as an access point and there was a lost of throughpu. The WAP54G must have the MAC Address of the WRT54G. The channels should not be the same at the WRT54G/WAP54G and should bd at least five channels from the one the the BEFSR41 is using. You can eliminate the BEFSR41 by setting the WAP54G in bridge mode with a loss of throughput. In repeater mode you lose half. This can be done with original Linksys firmware. Sveasoft Freya may not support WEP encryption. I checked the Sveasoft site and there is a post to that effect.
     
  3. brent0324

    brent0324 Network Guru Member

    My goal here is to provide wired connections through the befsr41 wired router. The router is located in a different area of the house. My roomate wants to use that router to provide multiple wired connections for gaming. I told him to just purchase a WRT54G, but we are in college and he is broke like 95% of the rest of all college students. If their is a way to send the signal from my WAP54g to my old befsr41 router I would like to do that. I have tested this same setup with a friend of mine's WRT54G and it does work. However, the exact same setup with the befrs41 does not. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Then connect befsr41 to the WAP54G with an Ethernet cable and use the WAP54G as a bridge to connect to the WRT54G. If I understand this correctly the WRT54G is your wireless access point. You are using the WAP54G in bridge mode to connect to the WRT54G. The WAP54G has only one Ethernet connection and you want to use the befsr41 as a switch to provide more that one connection. The befsr41 is a wired switch.
     

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