Converting linksys wrt54g v6 to ethernet bridge

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ugabuga, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. ugabuga

    ugabuga Guest

    I need some help please. I have a blue-ray player and a TV with ethernet, but no wireless. I don't want to pay $70-90 for a wireless adapter as I have an extra linksys wrt54g v6 router. My question is, what is the easiest way to convert this to an ethernet bridge? I want to put it behind my TV and plug the TV and blue ray player into and have it communicate with my DSL wireless router in another room. There is no way to move the DSL router.

    I tried to just disable the DHCP and configure all the wireless settings identicle, but that didn't work and I didn't think it would be that simple.

    I was reading about hyperWRT but that it doesn't work with v6. I found dd-wrt, but the installation seems complicated. Here is the instructions link I found »···_&_6.0

    Just wondering if there's an easier way and if dd-wrt is even what I need and will work with this setup? Otherwise I will try this I guess.

    If you have any questions about my setup, let me know. I may have left something out.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You can only use third party firmware, so you answer is no, ther is no easier way. The WRT56G will only be marginial, if you got it to work. You need about 20Mbs for a video stream and that is about what the maximium you will get with 802.11G. That is the bandwidth of your DSL line and router?
  3. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    hmm, so all WRTXXX routers that run G will max out at 20Mbit/s? I am sure I have seen others streaming / playing HD video content (MKV files) over wireless G with no problems. So will a 3rd party firmware that turns a router into a bridge allow a Blu-Ray player to grab an IP from the original router, thus gaining access to LAN content?
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