Can I use my wrt54g as a repeater?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    My neighbor has a wireless setup for his high speed internet connection and leaves it open ( no WEP etc.). He said I was welcome to use is connection.
    The only problem is the signal strength is too low in the room I want to do my work in.
    THE QUESTION....can I put my wireless router out in the garage and some how configure it to behave like a client and run run ethernet cable back in to the house to my computer, or can it some way be used as wirelss repeater. ( I did notice at Fryes there are a number of extenders/repeaters etc. but they all seem to require homogenous hardware ( buffalo works with buffalo, Linksys with linksys and Belkin with Belkin.

    Any suggetsions?

  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    2 options:

    1. If his router supports WDS then you can go the wireless repeating route. (You'll need to find out the make & model + firmware version of his router and then you can do some searching.)

    2. It is possible to configure a WRT in client mode and then run a cable to your PC as you guessed. This will work with no special requirements on his router's end.

    Both options require custom firmware on your WRT. Personally I'd suggest DD-WRT

    You should be able to find a lot of information on client mode with a quick search.

    Good luck.
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