Interworking Linksys WRT54G and Netgear WGR614

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Whatever, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Whatever

    Whatever Network Guru Member

    Hello all, I have a WRT54G with Thibor 15c as my wireless router conencted to my Telstra BigPond Cable internet - it works great.

    I need an internet connection in a remote part of my house and can't run a cable. I have a Netgear WGR614 V1 and would like this to work as an access point in my home network and plug in wired devices to the Netgear. The WGR614 would then connect wirelessly to the WRT54G.

    I can't seem to get them communicating wirelessly - is it at all possible?

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Probably not. Doesn't look like the WGR614 will support WDS.
  3. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    It can work the other way. You can configure the WRT as a client or bridge and connect to the Netgear. The WRT won't be an AP but will support the wired machines and then any wireless devices connect to the Netgear.
  4. Whatever

    Whatever Network Guru Member

    Thanks. I guess that rules out the WGR614.

    It seems I need a wireless bridge that can take a wired device, to conenct wiirelssly to the wrt54g - any suggestions on a suitable bridge?

  5. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    Why can't you put the WGR as the AP/Router and use the WRT as the bridge? That works very well. If you need the WRT features at the internet connection then another WRT is pretty cheap. But a WRT->WGR->internet setup works as you've asked for.
  6. Whatever

    Whatever Network Guru Member

    Alas I am a csutomer of Telstra Bigpond (Cable in Australia) who use a heartbeat on their network. The reason I now use the wrt is because of the flakiness of the wgr(V1) with the heartbeat...the wrt is rock solid.
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