Converting WRT54G to Bridge? Possible?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by The Scarab, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. The Scarab

    The Scarab Guest

    Hello. I have a wireless router connected to my cable modem, giving wireless internet to several computers. I also have an horribly old iMac I would like to get online, it has no wireless card. Connecting it through a wired connection is not an option, and running the cable would be way to much of a scene. I was thinking that perhaps I could make this spare WRT54G I have laying around into a bridge of sort, to feed the wireless signal to the imac through its ethernet port. Is this possible? I'm pretty sure it is not possible with the stock firmware, perhaps with some 3rd party firmware I don't know about? I have a budget of zero dollars :) Thanks for any help you can give!
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    With 3rd party firmware you can turn your WRT#2 into a client bridge. WRT#2 will then act as a wireless client to WRT#1, and allow you to connect your Mac to WRT#2 by ethernet cable.
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