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WRT54G V4 w/Thibor 15c as Wireless Repeater

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by junkfake, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. junkfake

    junkfake Network Guru Member

    Well, the title pretty much says it all. I want to set up my WRT54G v4 running HyperWRT 2.1b1 + thibor 15c as a wireless repeater. I can get both Client Mode and WET to function correctly, but I want more than just connectivity. I want wireless connectivity anywhere in my condo. So how do I set this up as a wireless repeater? Please try to come up with an answer more creative than "buy a WRE54G" because I'm cheap and I don't want to spend the money. Besides, I think I should be able to make this work...right?

    Edit: Thanks for the help btw!
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    WDS is for repeating. You didn't mention what you wanted to repeat... another WRT54G? Someone else's signal? Municiple WiFi? Whatever it is, it needs to support WDS.
  3. junkfake

    junkfake Network Guru Member

    What I want to repeat is a Linksys BEFW11S4 access point running firmware revision 1.50.10, hardware revision unknown. I would prefer not to change anything on this access point unless it is absolutely necessary and the change will be largely invisible to the general public. Do I *need* WDS in order to repeat a signal? Surely there is some way that my WRT54G can act as a client and an access point simultaneously? In fact, I would actually prefer to use this wireless network as if it were my WAN connection, and then set my own wireless preferences on my WRT54G. Is there any way to do this or am I just having a wonderful pipe dream?
  4. Ayala

    Ayala LI Guru Member


    Regarding your question, I have the same need.
    I'm using now a WRT300n v2 with firmware 2.00.14, which replaced my WRT54G v2.
    Now I want to use WRT54G v2 as a repeater or AP wirelessly connected to the WRT300n in order to extend the wireless signal to some parts of the house.

    Hope someonelse managed to find a solution for our problem!

    BTW, how did you managed to install both HyperWRT 2.1b1 + thibor 15c firmware?
    I have my WRT54G v2 with Thibor 15c.........

    Lisbon, Portugal
  5. junkfake

    junkfake Network Guru Member

    Actually, Thibor 15c is based off of HyperWRT 2.1b1. Thibor took the code base from HyperWRT 2.1b1 and expanded on it with new features and bug fixes. So when I say I'm running HyperWRT 2.1b1 + thibor 15c, I really mean that I'm running Thibor 15c which is based off of HyperWRT 2.1b1.
  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    It seems you guys are describing WDS = AP + Client, but with the AP service on the LAN, and the WDS-Client service on the WAN.

    The dd-wrt firmware has a setting for "separate subnet" under Lazy WDS (I think), which is maybe the closest you'll get, but I have no idea how that works.
    Maybe try the dd-wrt forums?
  7. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    The BEFW11S4 (only v4) with the latest Linksys firmware can handle WDS-bridges, it supports LazyWDS (only wep encryption!).

    If you like to connect a WRT54G (WDS-bridge) to it, you only need to configure this WDS-bridge.


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