Repeater Question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by ColdFuzion, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. ColdFuzion

    ColdFuzion Guest

    Hi i have a linksys wireless G access point and im getting the linksys wireless G router. At the moment the access point is connected to the wired router in there now with a VERY long cable from 1 room to the other. And what im asking is when i get my wireless G router can i enable the access point to be a reapter to the wireless router, so i dont have to run the cable. So the access point as NO ethernet cable in the back just the power.

    can someone confirm this?
  2. screwballl

    screwballl Network Guru Member

    an access point does just that.. makes a wireless access point using a network cable connection from a wired router. So you put the access point close to the wired router, put the wireless router wherever you need to and go into settings to connect to the AP. My Belkin has options for allowing connection to APs (wired and wireless connections), allowing to specific mac address APs, and ONLY connect to APs (no wired clients). Shouldn't be too much different for a linksys.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you are using a WAP54G and want to use it as a repeater to a Linksys router, get w WRT54g or a WRT54GS, Don get any of the newer WRT54GX or WRT54GX2 since the WAP54G will not function as a bridge or repeater to them at the present time.
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