Connecting to ISP

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Ron_Miles, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Ron_Miles

    Ron_Miles LI Guru Member

    We have a problem that we would appreciate some guidance with, we are located in a remote part of Spain and our internet service is via a wireless link with our ISP, we are trying to use a linksys WRT54GS v1.1 to connect with the ISP but we cannot recieve any signal. It has been suggested that we need some 3rd party firmware to do the job but which one?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Standard wireless routers and Access Points do not connect to a radio signal as such - only to a wired broadband connection.

    Do you know what type of "wireless link" your ISP is using? Wi-Fi or wireless networking à la wireless router is only one type, and frankly if you are living in a remote area, standard Wi-Fi equipment may not have the range, or are you using a connection based on a longer range radio technology such as WiMAX?

    Are there any external equipment is use to connect to your ISP, e.g., a modem/receiver?
  3. Ron_Miles

    Ron_Miles LI Guru Member

    Hi Esquire, Thanks for the reply

    The service appears to be a WiFi service beamed to subscribers via a series of antennas to a recieving antenna on the side of the house (whick I dont have as yet) I can pick up a medium strength signal on my laptop ok without the antenna so I assume that I should be able to recieve a signal on the Linksys.

    Regards Ron
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    You need a custom firmware such as Thibor15c to add the function so it acts as a wireless client or ethernet bridge
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