Thinking about WRT54G & Alchemy - advice needed

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by martona, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. martona

    martona Guest


    I'm new here... Let me describe my WiFi situation:

    In my home, I have the DSL box and the main WiFi router on the ground floor. I have a LAN here as this room is my home office. On the upper floor I have another LAN (media center PC, Xbox, wife's laptop) and another WiFi router.

    The two LANs are bridged over WiFi (cable is not an option), and both WiFi routers act as an access point too. So on the lower level, I have an AP called "office" and on the upper floor I have an AP called "living room". The APs also bridge my two LANs so the Xbox & MPC can get online.

    My current WiFi equipment are two Buffalo WLA-G54 routers with the optional omnidirectional antenna. These APs can be set up to act as a wireless bridge AND an access point at the same time.

    The problem is that the floor (or ceiling, depending on where you are) is concrete and has heating pipes interwoven in it, so the bridging signal is pretty poor.

    I was thinking about getting two WRT54Gs with the 7dB antennas, loading Alchemy on them, and boosting the signal strength. In theory, this should give me plenty of power to bridge the two LANs effectively. The big question is, will the Alchemy-enhanced WRT54Gs work as I'd like them to: both of them an AP in their own right, but also being a wireless bridge between the two LANs? As I said, this is exactly what happens with the Buffalos but I'd like to take advantage of the signal boosting capability of Alchemy if it can do the bridge/AP thing simultaneously.

    Does anyone here have expreience with a similar setup? I'd have posted on the Sveasoft forums but I can't post until I subscribe - and I won't subscribe (and buy WRT54Gs) until I know for sure that the setup I'm trying to achieve will be possible.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    wow we reall suck with punctuality dont we

    the buffalo routers have custom firmware also check that before you buy more...
  3. _Shorty

    _Shorty Network Guru Member

    you might want to learn to spell yourself, not to mention learn the difference between punctuality and punctuation before you rip someone a new one about one or the other...

  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    thanks for the flame dude but if we knew anything i was referring to the amount of time it took for anyone to even look at his post let alone try to help him. hence the word punctuality.
    so maybe it is you who needs to think before we speak.

    just so you know
    1:Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt.
    2:paid or accomplished at or by the appointed time.
    3:precise; exact.
    4:Confined to or having the nature of a point in space.
    5:Linguistics. Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses 6:momentary action or action considered as having no temporal duration.

    thank you for your concern
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