LinkSys WRT54GS transparent bridging

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by none, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. none

    none Network Guru Member

    I am considering to buy a couple of LinkSys WRT54GS wireless routers to set up a Wi-Fi bridge (about 340 meters) between two houses.

    I don't need to connect any wireless client to the two routers, I'll use them just to 'bridge' two ethernet networks.
    Actually, I would like to set up the two routers in a way that they only 'talk' to each other, no other wireless product should be able to connect to them for security and performances reasons.

    It looks like the WRT54GS doesn't support transparent bridging with the official LinkSys firmware (the WAP54G should do it).

    By transparent bridging, I mean that it should have a built-in protocol to duplicate the MAC to port table on both ends of the bridge.
    I think that without that you can't glue two networks together and pass multiple MAC addresses.

    Please correct me if I am wrong ...

    Does any of the modified firmwares (Sveasoft, HyperWRT, etc.) support transparent bridging for the WRT54GS?

    If so, does that functionality work well?
    Will I have the full bandwidth available for the bridge?

    I would like to buy the WRT54GS over the WAP54G because of the better hardware: faster CPU, more RAM, more flash memory, etc.

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