connecting a WRT54G -> WRT54GC

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by itsmillertime4u, May 31, 2005.

  1. I bought a WRT54GC the other day hoping that I could use it as an access point to extend my current wireless network on a my current WRT54G. When I opened up the WRT54GC in a browser I couldn't find a way to convert it from a router to an access point. So I decided to swap the two routers to see if I could get the WRT54G to act as an access point. I changed its wireless mode to client, and then I put it on the same channel as the WRT54GC. I then powered off both devices. I powered on the WRT54GC and my computer recieved an ip from it no problem. I then powered on the WRT54G, and my computer renewed its ip with it (I'm guessing it did this because it detected that it was a stronger signal), and from I can tell the two routers aren't communicating to each other at all. I have MAC filtering turned on on both routers with both of their MAC's in each others client list table, but the client(WRT54G) doesn't seem to be recieving an ip from the server(WRT54GC). Does anyone know what could be wrong? I tried to turn off MAC filtering, but still have no luck. Also I would prefer to to use the WRT54G as the server if anyone knows how I could make the WRT54GC a client/access point. Ultimately I also want to plugin a NAS via ethernet into the client/access point so that evry computer on the wirless network can connect to it wirelessly. I also wanted to plug my printer into the NAS, since it has a Built-in Print Server.

    P.S. If anyone wonders why I don't go out and purchase an access point, its because I found that I could buy the router at a cheaper price, and I thought that I would be able to accomplish the same thing.
  2. FogJuice

    FogJuice LI Guru Member

    I know this is an old post but the WRT54GC is the ****tiest router ever. WRT54GL owns all.
  3. loquique

    loquique Network Guru Member

    it's odd no one replied this post but if it's ever read again, there is no way the wrt54gc will repeat a wrt54g signal because is NOT an access point and therefore it has no repeating mode, in other words, it has no wireless functions developed beyond the standard AP distributing mode... same goes for WRT54G and for all routers which are NOT firmware modified; if you upload a modification (tomato, ddrt, etc) you might get more wireless functions added but with standard f/w you wont.
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