possible to use a wrt54gs as lan-adaptor....(linksys newbie)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by CyberR, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. CyberR

    CyberR Guest

    Hey everybody,

    I have just bought a new WRT54gs v4 router. everything works fine with the standaard firmware. For the most time I'm gonna use it as a wireless 4 port switch with dhcp.

    Probably I will update it to a third party firmware but for now, it all works fine.

    Now here is the question. Is it possible to use the wrt54gs router as a wireless lan adaptor instead of the standaard centrino wlan adaptor in my computer. So if it is possible It probably would be from the wired lan adaptor in the computer with a cable to the wrt54gs. and from there, a connection with a wireless network.

    grtz, CyberR
  2. dino74

    dino74 Network Guru Member

    Sure go to http://www.thibor.co.uk/

    and get his firmware. I'm running 13d on a wrt54gs v2 and there is a
    option to run it in client mode. Just read up on flashing the v4, I've read it can be tricky.
  3. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    You can also use just about any other firmware. I think OpenWRT is a good choice and then set it to bridge. The openwrt.org website has good instructions on bridging.

    If you just need the bridging for getting Internet access, my bluebox scripts (that run on OpenWRT) will do all of it automatically. You can get them at 99e99.com/box
  4. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    actually to get as close as possible to the actual operation of a wifi lan adapter you really want client bridge mode, which is slightly different from just normal client mode and not all firmwares support it. i know dd-wrt does at least.
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