Sharing an internet connection between two routers with two unique SSIDs

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by guru_ck, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. guru_ck

    guru_ck LI Guru Member

    Hey Guys,

    I want to wirelessly link the internet connection from a Netgear WGR614 to a Linksys WRT54G. I want both routers to be able to operate in AP mode with their own unique SSID and be able to to assign their own IPs from their own pool (192.168.1.x for the Netgear and 192.168.2.x for the Linksys).

    Keep in mind that my neighbor is unwilling to sell the Netgear and buy a Linksys so I have to work with this setup.

    What firmware do I need to run on the Linksys (Tomato is my fav) and how to configure it? I had previously bought this: and plugged my Linksys router into that but the internet connection kept dropping.
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Here's a more important question: does your neighbor know you're doing this? After all, if you want this to work, you'll most likely need third party software on your router in the event your WRT54g does not have the option for "WDS." Additionally, the netgear needs to be using WDS to pass the signal over to your router...

    You can try OpenWRT, HyperWRT, DD-WRT, Talisman (from Sveasoft with a cost of $20) or Sartori (I'm not sure if they're even still around). The first four are better know for third party firmware for the WRT54G...

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