Accessing Other Network Using WRT54GS with Thibor 14

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by itsmeohmy, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. itsmeohmy

    itsmeohmy Network Guru Member

    I have heard you can use a WRT54GS router to act as a wireless client and allow wired computers access to another wireless network. The site survey shows there is a hotspot in my vicinity. I dont have a wireless NIC but I read that putting the router in client mode would allow me to use router to access other network. Is this really possible, if so what are the steps to doing this? Thanks!
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    1. change the router into client mode.
    2. set the SSID appropriately
    3. set security settings to match that of the network you are connecting to
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Do you have permission to access this hotspot?

    I don't mean to be insulting but a fair number of people seem to think it's okay to piggyback on coffee-shop or similar network. Which it may be. But, usually the owners of such business intend it for their customers and will not appreciate freeloaders.
  4. itsmeohmy

    itsmeohmy Network Guru Member

    As for piggybacking I dont intend on using it as my 24/7 internet connection. I have a 6mbit DSL service which I dont pay for to not use. I just would like an alternative for annonymous use, backup etc also just out of curiosity would like to know how its possible.

    How do I go about changing the mode, SSID and security settings for Thibor 14 if lets say the remote network's SSID is TEST and has no security implemented? Thanks
  5. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I really think you should do the polite thing and ask the hotspot provider if this is OK. You may think it's really cool to do this in private. But they might not like it, and take measures to cut you off, just when you need it. Ask first.
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