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WRT54G v.5 and WAP54G v. 3 as a repeater for one network

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I am having a lot of difficulty trying to expand my wireless network from one house to another, which are about 200 feet apart and not quite line of site. After trying different devices, I finally got a WRT54G router (physically connected to the cable modem as a gateway and DHCP server using default settings), and can get a useable connection at the second location, but only in a very specific room. I also got a WAP54G in repeater mode using the correct wireless MAC of the router. As long as I have a cable connecting the "repeater" to the router, I can connect wirelessly to the repeater and get out to the net with no problem. I've verified I'm connected wirelessly from my laptop to the repeater by using a different SSID. But as soon as I pull the the Cat-5 cable between the router and repeater, I lose my Internet connectivity yet I'm still connected to the repeater. I've also tried making all settings (SSID, Channel, etc) match between the devices, with and without security involved.

    I would like to have some kind of solution that comes out of the box and not requiring any 3rd party firmware hacking. I don't know if I am simply not using the correct devices or if I have them configured incorrectly for what I'm trying to accomplish. I've read so many of the posts on this site that I've come full circle and not sure what the easiest solution is.

    Is this problem really that complicated or am I missing something stupid?

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