Need to get WAP54G to act as a AP and bridge

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by RevitXman, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. RevitXman

    RevitXman Network Guru Member

    I went out and bought a 2nd WAP54G to connect one network to another, but I want to it to extend my network as well...

    Here is a lame Visio drawing of my network

    I'm trying to get jimsap2 to talk to jimsap to create the bridge(wired to wireless) and to also use jimsap2 as a Access Point. When I set it to AP Client my network go nuts with duplicate IP Addresses on my network...The router is handing out IPs

    Thankie much
  2. mingkee

    mingkee Network Guru Member

    the question is:
    why you need 2 APs when WRT54GS can be used as AP as well?
    then simply use WAP54G to connect to WRT54GS, you don't need another WAP54G, except you need to use it as repeater
    also, you need to get the source AP/WRT's MAC (do SSID broadcast once to let the client AP to run site survey)
    you can refer my post about using AP to connect to my WGT624, and I did it successfully (I use WAP54G to pick up hotspot signal, then connect to the router's WAN port, and re-transmit (share) with my laptops and pdas
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    When setting a WAP54G as an access point client it will only communicate to the access point not any other wireless device. If both WAP54G access points can pick up the signal from the WRT54G you can set them both in bridge mode.
  4. RevitXman

    RevitXman Network Guru Member

    The signal strengh from the router is 1-2 bars. Its to far of a distance. The router is using Hyperwrts newest release and I have an aftermarket ant. The router is basicly in another building...
  5. mingkee

    mingkee Network Guru Member

    here is an idea
    use the 2nd WAP54G as repeater for WRT
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