Setting up a WRT54GS and WAP54G to use together

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by 450R, Apr 14, 2006.

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    The WRT54GS' signal is too weak to reach the other side of the house so I bought a WAP54G to help carry the signal. I guess I misunderstood the concepts behind wireless networking because I simply cannot get this to work. I will try to explain what I've done so far to the best of my ability.

    WRT54GS is v3. I flashed to HyperWRT + Thibor firmware, set to Access Point + WDS and disabled security and Afterburner for the time being. WAP54G is set to Wireless Repeater mode. Both router and AP are set to G-only.

    As long as the WAP54G is directly connected to the WRT54GS via CAT-5, everything works as it should as far as I can tell. My laptop can successfully connect to the WAP54G and I have no problems. As soon as I disconnect the CAT-5 cable, nothing works. I've gone through every setting I can think of and nothing has worked. I'm not new to networking but I am new to wireless so it might help if someone could hold my hand with this.

    Having said that, I'm not sure if what I'm trying to do will even work...? I've had several people tell me it can while Linksys specifically told me it wouldn't and that I had to buy another WAP54G. Well, I actually have 2 WRT54GS routers (v3 and v5) if that helps the situation at all.

    I would GREATLY appreciate any help. I'm doing this for my mom so she can get off dial-up on her work VPN. It's painfully slow and she's falling behind in work because of it. If there's any other pertinent information I forgot let me know!

    Thanks very much!
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